I recently volunteered for a few days at the Thirsk Control for London Edinburgh London. I put up banners, sorted out chargers for riders GPSs and phones, found beds for people, served food, fixed bikes and marshalled people into the control. It was tiring, but with a great bunch of people to work with it was also good fun.
Here are a few of my photos.
The bag drop has landed
A wide variety of kit is needed to run the control
Banners to guide the riders in
Proud of my handiwork!
Lots of charging for GPS and phones
Parking for hundreds of bikes
A few beds in the overflow hall
160 more beds in the main hall
An early group arrive before dark on Sunday
Not an audaxer
Also not an audaxer, but it’s hard to tell from a distance, OK?
Edwin and Kate doing sleep running
Plenty of bikes making use of the parking facilities
James and James learning how to serve food – it’s harder than it looks.
Ja, I vill have ze pasta wiz ze curry. OK…
A fairly busy time.
James looks into another gearing problem.
Stiff shifting to the big ring, gunk in the cable duct. Lubed up and it was good enough.