Information for all corner stewards:
The Police Permit states that:
- Marshals are to be suitably identified, and must wear bright orange jackets.
- Marshals are to be provided at all points where conflict with other road users may occur.
- Marshals may only stop cyclists – not other road users.
Your role is to control the safety of the riders at the corner allotted to you. Your judgement is not to be questioned.
Position yourself with regard to your own safety, whilst still being visible to road users and riders. If you think that it is too dangerous for a bunch to proceed, you must stop the riders until it is safe to proceed. To stop the riders, hold the red flag up so that there can be no doubt of your intention (do not use the red flag for any other purpose). When it is clear for the bunch to proceed, remove the red flag and direct the riders with your free hand.
If a rider or bunch refuses to obey your signal to stop, take their number and report it to the referee or an official. It is for their safety. Above all the steward’s judgement is not to be questioned.
STEWARDS HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO STOP OTHER TRAFFIC.
If the day you are rostered does not suit you, YOU must arrange for someone to take your place. A letter is sent to each member advising who is rostered each week. Should your rostered date be inconvenient, please refer to the roster and arrange with another steward or a responsible adult to take your place.
ALL CORNER STEWARDS ROSTERED ON THE DAY MUST REPORT TO THE RACE DIRECTOR NOT LESS THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE RACE.
IF YOU, OR ANOTHER ADULT, DO NOT DO YOUR ROSTERED CORNER, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RACE UNTIL YOU HAVE CARRIED OUT THIS DUTY.
All corner stewards must be given an orange jacket, a road sign and a red flag. This sign is to be placed so motorists entering the circuit will see that racing cyclists will be on the road.
This equipment must be returned to the club trailer at the conclusion of the race.