The next stage for people wanting to become a Tour Maker for Yorkshire’s Grand Départ and Tour de France in the UK is now under way.
Everyone who registered an interest and put themselves forward to potentially have a role as a Tour Maker this July, is now being invited to take the next step and fill in the brief and final application.
Nearly 30,000 people registered their interest in helping. All those applicants have been contacted and are now being encouraged to take this next step towards becoming an official Tour Maker.
Yorkshire based supermarket Asda has committed to the recruitment and clothing of the volunteers and will provide the final volunteer force with a Tour Maker uniform exclusively designed by the retailer’s clothing brand George.
Around two million people are expected to line the routes to cheer on the cyclists, and the Tour Makers will have vital roles to play from greeting visitors from around the globe to marshalling the cycle route.
Anyone who has registered an interest in becoming a Tour Maker should have received an email to complete an application form. If the email hasn’t arrived then they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0844 848 4517.
The Tour Maker project was devised by Welcome to Yorkshire following the tourism agency’s winning bid to bring the Grand Départ of the Tour de France to the county. The volunteer scheme has already attracted high profile backing including Tour de France reigning champion Chris Froome and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP.
Richard Mason, Tour Maker Project Manager at Asda, said: “The programme is now stepping up a gear and we’re delighted to get to this next crucial stage. I really want to encourage everybody who has registered an interest to now take the next step of filling out their application form. We’re really looking forward to recruiting passionate volunteers who want to be a part of history by becoming an official Tour Maker in one of the world’s greatest sporting events.”
Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “We have had a massive response from the public since we announced the Tour was coming and it shows there is a huge public appetite to get involved in this momentous event.”