Wednesday 16th September 2009 – Cobble Wobble, Help needed


Frome is hosting the start of the Somerset stage of the Tour of Britain on Thursday 17th September 2009. A number of events are planned for the Wednesday evening before the start of the stage under the 'Velo Jam' banner and The Black Canon Collective has been asked to help run 'The Catherine Hill Cobble Wobble'. It is a come and try uphill time trial for cyclists of all ages and abilities and it will be a great event. Riders will set off at approx 2 minute intervals up the cobbled road chasing the illusive “King of the Hill” title.

Now this is where we need some help.

Basically we need the help of 12 (or more) members/ friends/family to marshall the event.

St. Johns Ambulance will be on hand just in case something goes wrong so there is no need for any marshalling experience or First Aid qualifications. All you need to be able to do is blow a whistle, keep people off the track and look good in a Hi Vis vest!

If we have more than 12 volunteers it will mean that we can do shifts so that we can all take part in the festivities and even have a go at becoming the King of the Hill! Obviously after the event we will have to sample some of Milk Street Brewery's special ‘Cobble Wobble’ ale.

Dates volunteers need to be available

Monday 14th September (time to be confirmed) – We will have a practice to make sure everyone knows what they need to do and how everything will work

Wednesday 16th September (as early as possible but 6pm at the latest) – We will need to mark out the course and set up the marshall points before the event starts at 6.30. If you can only turn up later your help would still be much appreciated for packing up and also marshalling so that other marshalls can ride the event.

So if you and any friends and family can help please let us know on the club forum,206286.0.html, or by e mailing or by calling Andrew Denham on 07870 609 871.


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