Contact the Team for the HSBC UK National Downhill Series Presented by GT Bicycles.
The Team consists of tried and trusted dedicated key personal. Our aim is to present, implement and deliver to you, British Cycling’s National Downhill Mountain Bike Series. To contact the team please see below.
Event Director. Simon Paton. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone 07968 229 359.
Job Role: Oversee all of the events to ensure compliance with British Cycling and the UCi. Responsible for ensuring the success of the business and compliance with relevant regulations – such as health and safety, employment law, tax and corporate governance. As well as ensuring the series is widely publicised and presented in a professional manner.
Operations Director. Tony Standish. Contact: email@example.com
Job Role: Responsible for implementing the finish arena and associated pit area for the event. Delivering services and infrastructure that comply with our own policies and procedures along with industry standards and regulations. Involved in developing positive relationships with the Pro Teams, Race Support Suppliers, Retailers and Service Providers.
Business Director. Adrian Bland. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Role: Focusing on delivery, success and sustainability of the business, technology enhancements and automation and refunds/transfers. Adrian will also be trackside at each event overseeing Race Registration, Customer Services, Satellite Communications and the Event Timing.
Commentator. Andrew Cooper.
Job Role: To entertain and update the audience on the events along with announcing the riders crossing the line and their results. This includes any previous race history, bike tech, news and gossip. Interviewing of key people attending the event and announcing any housekeeping notes. Present at the podium presentations and being interactive via social media throughout the event.
Head Marshal. Paul Tunnell.
Job Role: Responsible for all marshals at the event Paul is the first port of call regards any marshal led inquiries. He will assist, lead and coach all marshals throughout the event. Paul will also look after the distribution and return of all marshal equipment, food and beverage.
Race Registration/Start Line. Ann Brewin.
Job Role: Ann will check all licenses and ensure everyone signs on, on both Friday evening and Saturday morning. From 11:00 on Sunday, Ann will be based at the start line and will call up all the riders into start order ready to race.
Course Manager. Edd Wright.
Job Role: Oversee all of the race track and associated hillside to ensure compliance with British Cycling, the UCi and health and safety law.
Photographer. Yasmeen Green The Hills Are Alive.
Job Role: To capture all images from the event for official National Series use and that of our sponsors and riders attending. If you require any images directly, please contact Yasmeen Green direct by e-mail. email@example.com who will be more than happy to assist you.
Job Role: British Cycling and UCi Commissaires attend the events on a purely voluntary basis and are appointed by British Cycling. At UCi accredited events, the UCi usually appoint an international Commissaire based from outside of the UK. BC Commissaires receive financial remuneration to cover their out of pocket expenses such as mileage, food and accommodation, all covered by the event organiser. Commissaires are there to ensure safety and fairness for all as well as offering valuable feedback to improve the event for all concerned. Their role also includes approving race results and dealing with any incidents or breach of regulations.
British Cycling is always on the look out to new Commissaires, if you would like further information and a full understanding of your roles and responsibilities, please click HERE.
Job Role: A valuable part of the National Series Team, as a marshal your main roles will be regarding rider and spectator management. You will also be working alongside the Commissionaires and the National Series Event Team to ensure safety and fairness for all. Want to be a National Series Marshal? Please read the marshal brief HERE.
British Cycling’s Event Development Officer. Richard Clarkson.
Please note all enquiries for the series should be directed to the Event Director – Si Paton as listed above. Richard should only be contacted if you have exhausted any enquiries through the National Series organisation or if they have been unable to be of assistance to you.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone: +44 (0)161 274 2022
Timing: Action Sports Timing.
Job Role: In 2016 the National Series was the World’s first downhill race series to offer live timing for not only the race but for also for all of the practice sessions. That means that every practice run the riders take on a Saturday or on a Sunday morning, will be recorded and displayed. The data will then be available to the riders at the touch of a finger via their smartphones.
Contact: email@example.com / Telephone 07540 723 254 @astLiveResults.
- Medical Team:
Remote Medical Services. Contact: Adam – firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone 0845 519 0779.
For Nevis Range: Rescue Medics. Contact: Paul Roe – email@example.com / Telephone 01397 712102.
Job Role: Provide medical assistance to all attendees at the National Series Events. This includes all riders, spectators, National Series Team and any persons at the event that may need medical assistance.
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