Schwag and free family tickets on offer if you can give up some time later this month

British Cycling has issued a call for volunteers to help out at this month’s UCI Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Cup, which takes place at Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, between April 23 and 25.

A number of roles are available, including Course Marshals, Event Management Support and – for those who want to get really close to the riders – Anti-Doping Chaperones.

As if the opportunity of being part of a World Cup event wasn’t incentive enough to volunteer, you also get a goodie bag including schwag from Buff, Giro and PowerBar and exclusive World Cup Crew clothing as well as a free family pass to the event itself.

Full details of the roles available and how to volunteer can be found here, and you can apply by emailing British Cycling.

As well as the World Cup racing itself, themselves, British Cycling says there is also a host of other events going on in and around Dalby during the weekend, and the line-up includes:

The town of Pickering plays host to the opening night of the world cup weekend with the Pro Sprint Eliminator, urban cross country racing in a 4X format

Junior World Cup Racing followed by the Dalby Dare in which the public get their chance to ride the World Cup course.

Elite men's and women's cross country racing in the opening round of the 2010 UCI Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Cup

Further information about the event, as well as details of how to obtain tickets, can be found here.


Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.