12,000 volunteers to help with Tour de France Grand Depart

12,000 will serve as 'Tour Makers' when the Tour de France starts in Yorkshire in July - Tour de France will start in 100 days' time

As crowds gathered in Harrogate today to mark the 100-day countdown to the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire, 12,000 volunteers have been named as official 'Tour Makers'.

The role of the Tour Maker is essentially that of the 'Games Makers' at the London 2012 Olympic Games, serving as guides and offering assistance to anyone visiting the event, as well as marshaling the race and helping at crossings along the race route.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.