Foundation Organises Motorcyle Marshalling Safety Awareness Evening

Organising and delivering a cycle racing event has become an evermore demanding and responsible position for the hosting clubs and governing bodies. Due to some of the tragic events in the more recent past on our roads involving cyclists and with the PSNI restrictions on race numbers, it is imperative that during races we ensure that there is a safe passage for cyclists to proceed. However, this does not reduce the responsibilities on the riders themselves who should obey the Highway Code and Commissaries racing restrictions.

Motorcycle Marshals have and are still playing a large part in raising the safety levels at racing events, which I know cyclists greatly appreciate. A number of clubs have expressed an interest in having motorcyclists within their club ranks provided with some detail on, how to perform the role at local events? And were they stand legally while carrying out marshalling duties.

The ‘David McCall Cycling Foundation’ have organised a Motorcycle Marshalling Safety Awareness evening at the Lisburn Racquets Club on Tuesday 19th May commencing at 7.30pm. The evening will comprise of a presentation by personnel from the PSNI’s Roads Safety & Policing Unit followed by a question and answer session. There will be some refreshment provided and an opportunity to talk to the PSNI members about any of your concerns when performing the role as a Motorcycle Marshal.

If anyone or any clubs have members interested in attending the evening, if you could pass your details to Mark Greer via an email to greerso2004@yahoo.co.uk