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Still time to register as a Tour maker

Communities / Mon 20th Jan 2014 at 09:33am

HARLOW residents have until Monday 20 January to register their interest in being a ‘Tour Maker’ volunteer during the Tour de France 2014.

Volunteers will be needed on Monday 7 July 2014, as Stage 3 of Le Tour makes its way through Essex before heading to London to finish on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. Essex residents can register their interest by signing up at http://letour.yorkshire.com/tour-makers.

Those who register will be contacted when more details on the application process and the volunteering opportunities when they become available. Tour Makers will be in the front line to welcome the world and help millions of spectators have a fantastic time.

The route enters Essex north of Saffron Walden, taking in parts of Uttlesford, Braintree, Chelmsford and Epping Forest, leaving the county through Epping en route to London.

County Councillor Ann Naylor, Cabinet Member for Public Health & Wellbeing said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Le Tour in Essex in 2014, building on our county’s success hosting other great sporting events such as the Olympic Mountain Biking event and the Torch Relay for London 2012.

“As we saw with those events, the contribution made by hard working volunteers really helps to makes them special, so if you would like to get involved and become a ‘Tour Maker’ for Stage 3, I urge you to sign up now.”

For more information on the Tour de France 2014’s route through Essex visit www.essex.gov.uk/Pages/Tour-de-France.aspx. For more details on Stage 3 of Le Tour visit www.letour.2014stage3.com

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