Friday, 13 December 2013

First Ever Tour Maker Volunteer Programme Launched

Asda today announced it’s to become the official partner of the Tour Makers for Yorkshire’s Grand Départ 2014 and Tour de France in the UK.

In a first for the famous cycling race, Asda will help with the recruitment, training, feeding and clothing of the Tour Makers, which will be made up of up to 10,000 volunteers across the country.  People have one last chance to put themselves forward for consideration before the deadline on the 31st December.

Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP (Sheffield Hallam), officially launched the partnership in Yorkshire today, alongside Welcome to Yorkshire Bid Ambassador and double Commonwealth gold medal winning cyclist Malcolm Elliott from Sheffield who joined Asda officials and local riders to unfurl a giant one-off Tour Maker shirt to mark the project launch.

Asda will work with Welcome to Yorkshire to oversee the training and selection of the volunteers to help deliver the Grand Départ. Asda will also provide the final volunteer force with a Tour Maker uniform exclusively designed by the retailer’s clothing brand George, as well as refreshments throughout the course of the Grand Départ.

Up to 10,000 volunteering roles are up for grabs during the three days the race is in England. The roles include everything from welcoming international visitors at major transport hubs, to supporting National Park rangers and the emergency services.

Anyone interested in volunteering for any of the three stages of the race while it is in England can register at www.letouryorkshire.com/volunteer before December 31.