Last updated: 30 January 2017
The person rostered on duty each weekend is to act as the Race Marshal. This means that you don’t ride, and applies both on the road and at the track
Check the Race Calendar to see when you are on duty. If you are unable to do the job, it is your responsibility to find a replacement
Responsibilities of the Race Marshall vary depending on the type of course. Please read and follow these instructions carefully if you are on duty.
1) Before the Race
– A day or two before the race, collect the keys from the Armidale Bicycle Centre
– Download and print a copy of the current sign-on sheet
– Familiarise yourself with the race course – Boorolong, Long Swamp or Dangarsleigh – especially location of signs
2) On the day of the race
– Decide if the weather will suitable for racing 1.5 hours beforehand and if not, call Rob Hale on 0427 015 669 or Rhys Williams on 0418 244 481 to arrange SMS to members
If you are running a Criterium at the TEC
– If locked, unlock the Easternmost gate to the TEC on Mann St and leave open throughout the race
If you are running a Road Race on public roads – ie Dangarsleigh, Long Swamp or Boorolong
– Obtain the road signs (and 10 Start/Finish cones) from the TEC shipping container and put them out in the designated locations on the race route. Please allow plenty of time and don’t miss warning signs on side roads. Note you’ll need a ute or wagon to carry all the equipment or you can tow the club trailer with your vehicle if you wish.
– Ensure you place signs at all the specified locations which vary for Boorolong, Long Swamp and Dangarsleigh courses.
– Place six cones (3 either side of the road) at the Start/Finish line and another four at the turning point
– This will take about 45 minutes on Long Swamp and about an hour on Boorolong and Dangarsleigh Courses.
– Report any missing or damaged signs or cones to Dene Bourke.
For all Races
– Ensure you have the first aid kit on-hand at the start/finish line and that it is well stocked. Report any issues to Dene Bourke.
– Arrange the sign-on including collecting money and checking licences for riders not listed on the sign-on sheet
– Assist the Handicapper, Michael Hoult with agreeing handicaps and notifying riders of their start times
– Advise all riders of the race route, where the turnaround point is and how it is marked
– Remind riders of the need to race fairly and safely at all times, keeping to the left and not crossing the white lines
– Start the race
– If video recording is not being used, record places and finishing times for all riders
3) At the end of the race
– Ensure all riders are accounted for
– Give the sign-on sheet and money to the Treasurer Peter Creagan
– If video recording was not used, give the results and timings to Rob Hale
– Collect all the cones and signs, not forgetting the ones on the side roads – note that if riders are still racing the signs must remain in place to ensure traffic coming towards the finish always remains ‘race aware’
– Return the equipment to the shipping container at the TEC. See important note below about locking the gate
– Return the keys to the Armidale Bicycle Centre on Monday.
IMPORTANT: Locking the gate at the TEC
We have had a few issues with this previously so please ensure you lock the TEC gates very carefully. There are several padlocks on the chain and it is very important that you only use the ACC padlock so that other users of the gate are able to unlock and lock it with their own padlock keys.
If the Fire Brigade are still present at the track then do not lock the gates – just leave them wide open.
If no one is at the track when you leave, lock the gate by linking the ACC padlock into the chain as shown below. Do not use our padlock to lock the chain so other padlocks are inoperable. If you’re in any doubt call one of the club officials on the contacts page for help.