BHF Round the Harbours Ride – Seeking Volunteers

Title: BHF Round the Harbours Ride
Location: Gosport, Fareham, Southsea & Havant
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Time: 08:30
Date: 2010-06-06

Now in its 14th successful year, the British Heart Foundation’s Round the Harbours Bike Ride is a fantastic cycling challenge for riders of all abilities and ages.

Brand new routes for 2010, riders can choose to follow the original 32 mile bike ride starting from Fareham, Gosport, Southsea or Havant, or they can take the new 40 mile route starting from Southampton or Fareham. The third option is to take the combined 65 mile cycling challenge round both routes and start from any of the 5 locations – Southampton, Fareham, Gosport, Southsea or Havant.

All routes offer stunning views around the Hampshire harbours, coastline and countryside. Last year’s event saw 1350 cyclists signing up and raising over £50,000 in life saving funds for the BHF.

The organisers are looking for people to help cover the start/finish/checkpoints at the following locations:

  • Langstone Technology Park, Langstone Road, Havant, PO9 1SA
  • Next to Esplanade Car Park, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3AA
  • Bath Lane Recreation Ground, Bath Lane, Fareham, PO16 0DH
  • Stokes Bay Car Park, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, PO12 2QU
  • Weston Shore, Weston Parade, Weston, Southampton, SO19

Helping to welcome, register and book riders in at the start and throughout the day as a checkpoint. When they finish their ride you’ll be there to cheer and present medals.

We also need marshalls. As a marshall, you’ll be our eyes on the route, advising control if anything happens or if support is required.

We have a control vehicle, able to support the route with moving water or collecting riders if they would like to be transported back to the start. We also have full first aid support with both static and mobile response units. You’ll have a gorgeous high visibility tabard to wear and a route map.

All volunteers will be fully supported and be given refreshments throughout the day. We will also reimburse any costs of you getting to the event, either by public transport or vehicle mileage.

The Charity

The BHF is the nation’s heart charity, dedicated to saving lives every day through pioneering research, caring for patients and families, campaigning for change and by providing vital information to help people care for their own heart health.


If you are able to help out on the day or for further information please call Melanie Blackman on 01767 681026 or e-mail blackmanm <at> bhfr.org.uk

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