Local residents have less than a week to get involved in a once in a lifetime event coming to the district in July.
The Tour de France 2014 will be racing through Epping Forest as well as taking in parts of Uttlesford, Braintree and Chelmsford before leaving the county through Epping en route to London.
Le Tour Yorkshire, organisers of the Tour de France are looking for volunteers 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.
Register to be a Tour Maker
You have until Monday 20 January 2014 to register your interest in being a Tour Maker with Le Tour Yorkshire by visiting http://letour.yorkshire.com/tour-makers.
Those who register will be contacted by Le Tour Yorkshire when more details on volunteering become available. Tour Makers will be in the frontline to welcome the world and help millions of spectators have a fantastic time.
A great opportunity
Epping Forest District Council’s Leader Councillor Chris Whitbread said: “This is a great opportunity for Epping Forest residents to get involved in a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Tour de France come to life in our High Streets. You can do this by becoming a Tour Maker with Le Tour Yorkshire and assist with the stewarding of this spectacular event. There will be a real hands on approach giving a feel-good buzz to our local communities. I would encourage everyone to get involved.”
Councillor Whitbread added: “Following the success of London 2012 and the canoeing events at the Lea Valley White Water Centre, Le Tour will be another fantastic opportunity for the district to showcase our sporting success. As the Games Makers showed in 2012, volunteers will be a crucial part of that success and I would urge people to sign up on the letour.yorkshire.com website without delay.”
Find out more
For more information on the Tour de France 2014’s route through Essex visit www.essex.gov.uk/Pages/Tour-de-France.aspx.