Friday, January 09, 2009

Silver Marshals Wanted

We need volunteers to join our team of Ride Marshals on Sunday the 15th of February. You would start at 9.30am and be finished by about 1pm. Please contact our Chief Marshal Mr Paul Johnson or myself at if you can help out.

We ride from the Physics Lawn at UNSW to South Maroubra Beach. It's an easy ride but we will have children, elderly people and a lot of less experienced riders to look after. The ride will be followed by first aid teams from St John's Ambulance and a light truck to pick up people who break down.

The aim of our event is to raise money for the Children's Cancer Institute, promote cycling and bring a bit of free public Art to the street. It's also heaps of fun. What we do is paint cyclists in groups of colour to form a rainbow on wheels that snakes it's way over to the beach at South Maroubra where we all march into the waves to wash off the (biodegradable) paint. Participants wear their swimmers. You can wear more than that if you like and just paint your arms and legs. Marshals will be painted Silver. Each colour group is led by a Captain and we need a couple of Marshals to assist each Captain. It's very simple, just a bit of corking at roundabouts and preventing your colour group form doing anything silly like riding through red lights.

We are also looking for people to help us distribute postcards and put up posters. Any help you can offer would be very much appreciated.

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