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Volunteer at the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia

31 May 2016

We want you to be part of our team to make the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia a big success this June!

The official Giro D’Italia Big Start legacy event returns to Northern Ireland and Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June will see the second edition of the Gran Fondo and Volunteer Now is currently recruiting volunteers for this major cycling event.

Like 2015, the 2016 event will be a special experience with fully closed roads, two challenging cycling routes and post ride party with wood fired oven pizzas, pasta dishes and Italian beer and wine. On Saturday and Sunday (4/5 June) at Titanic Belfast there will be activities for families and friends at the Giro Expo and photo opportunities with the Giro d’Italia Trophy.

The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia requires a dedicated volunteer programme in order to make the event a success for Northern Ireland. Click here to register your interest.

Gran Fondo volunteering offers you:

·        Access to training and orientation sessions

·        Skill development

·        Long-term recognition

·        Official Giro merchandise

·        Being part of an iconic event experience

Volunteers carry out a range of roles including Marshalling, Meet and Greet, Photography and Media. Last year's race organizers RCS Sport and Shadetree Sports applauded the tremendous contribution of Big Start volunteers towards making the event such a success.

At a post Giro recognition event, Minister Arlene Foster said,

“Northern Ireland has a reputation for friendliness that people from around the world comment on regularly. Our Giro d’Italia volunteers certainly lived up to that reputation and played a very important role in ensuring everyone felt welcomed and had an enjoyable experience.

The dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who worked to support the Giro d’Italia in a wide variety of roles – from course marshals to those who helped with media accreditation – were crucial to ensuring its success.”

Volunteer roles:

Logistics Team

Volunteer Marshalls

Events Ambassador

Volunteers should be age 16+

Click here to register your interest.

We particularly welcome applicants living in the Newry, Mourne and Down areas.

There is also a PRIZE DRAW for those who volunteer at the Gran Fondo which will be completed after the event:

1st Place - £100 of ASDA vouchers


2nd Place - Giro d’Italia Pink Leader’s Santini Jersey (RRP £100)


3rd Place - Giro d’Italia Belfast Santini Jersey (RRP £80)


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