Marshalling at Rugby
RCC Club Events
In what remains of the 2020
season everyone should volunteer to marshal at least once. The Coronavirus guidelines
require us to change our usual procedures, so please take note of the following:
- Hi-Viz jackets - We can't
hand these out and take them back every week as before since they could be
carrying a virus. Ideally take the jacket home and either wash it or at least
let it hang outdoors for at least 24 hours and then return it the following
week. Of course, even better to have your own, or even wear something florescent
that is going to catch the eye.
- Flags - These could be
a problem as again they could be a means of carrying the virus. Unfortunately
our flags are stapled to the stick so cannot be removed and washed separately.
Take it home and wipe the stick and again let it hang for at least 24 hours
and then return it the following week.
- PPE - Please wear a face
mask when you are inter-acting with other people, particularly at the start.
If you do not have one the club will have some available at the start.
- Because of the provisions
outlined in 1 & 2 above you do not need to report back to the start/finish
after the event. The only exception will be if you have an incident to report.
- Volunteering - It would
be helpful if we know in advance who is going to offer their services. You
can record your willingness on the booking system, or through WhatsApp, or
- Duties - This will normally
involve standing at a strategic junction or potential traffic hazard. We will
not be using pushers-off, but may ask for a volunteer to marshal riders at
the start where we're on a busy road. We may also ask a volunteer to help
with the timekeeping, keeping a social distance of course. We try to communicate
with marshals through the the club WhatsApp group, so if you're not already
on it ask Ollie Billing to include you. Last season we started a system of
using WhatsApp to let everyone know the number of the last rider so marshals
knew when they could return. This seemed to work quite well.
- First time? - Don't be
concerned, its just common sense! Stand in a position where oncoming riders
can see you and where you can see traffic that the riders can't. If you have
a red flag it's to warn the cyclist - remember you're not supposed to wave
it at vehicles. If an incident occurs deal with it as you feel appropriate,
take note of any names or numbers, and report back to us afterwards.