Three Top Tips for event organisers
Listen to experience
“Go to one of the established race organisers and pick their brains. Go through the methodology, go through the complete timeline of what you do, when you do it and how you do it. That is not something that is finite and specific, but all the top organisers know we cannot go on forever, and I’m willing to mentor everyone.”
Rider safety comes first
“Before you look at how big a spectacle it is, look at the safety of the riders and what you’re going to do to make it a good experience for them.
It’s no good giving it to a risk assessor, you have to have someone who has experience, look at it from the riders’ point of view. It can be testing but it doesn’t have to be suicidal.”
Get the word out
“Engage someone who can market the event outside cycling circles, it’s no good going through the British Cycling database, get it out there into the public domain. You’ve got people out there with bikes, who want to get into cycling but they don’t know how to do it, so contact local journalists and don’t be afraid to talk to people.”