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VOLUNTEER POSITIONSLEAD CAR DRIVERS

Are required to drive (their) cars to act as a warning to other motorists and to protect the competing riders. The lead car also acts as a warning to the Corner Marshalls that the riders are approaching the intersection.


Arrival Time

Please ensure you arrive at least 1 1/2 hours prior to the published race start time. If by unforseen circumstances you are running late please phone ahead to the Race Director to let them know. Please also ensure that you have adequate fuel to drive the distance of the race!

Equipment Required

Magnetic roof sign, rear window sign, revolving warning amber light and car CB/hand held radio.

Prior to the start of the race

  • Check in and collect folder.
  • Attend the follow car driver's briefing.
  • Collect the equipment you require.
  • Check the radio is operating (the channel needs to be set)

Call Sign

If you have a radio please use the name on your folder as your call sign: eg. LEAD CAR, CAR B, Spotter etc.

During the event

  • Turn on your headlights and revolving flashing light for the duration of the race.
  • Keep 200-300m ahead of the bunch.
  • Be aware of rider's speed down hills. They may be travelling faster than you.
  • Increase the gap between you and the riders before corners and steep descents.
  • Try making contact with corner marshals a couple of km's out from their corners to notify arrival of cyclist's.
  • When approaching the finish (400-500m) and it looks like a bunch sprint. Move to the centre of the road to persuade cars not to pass the riders. You may have to put your hand out the window and give them the stop signal.

After the Race

  • Return your folder and radio to the designated person
  • Return the revolving light, roof and rear window signs to the designated person.
  • Complete your post race task that is on the schedule sheet.
  • Attend the debriefing
  • Notify the Race Director before you leave


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