As the country celebrates National Volunteer Week, Cycling Australia would like to thank all our wonderful volunteers who give their time to keep the wheels of our great sport turning across Australia.
The contributions and sacrifices of thousands of volunteers across our hundreds of clubs, events and the Australian Cycling Team, ensure our cyclists, participants and spectators can share in and enjoy our great sport.
The theme for National Volunteer Week 2020 is “Changing Communities. Changing Lives” and it is clear that we have many unsung heroes who are doing just that across the country.
Lawrence Hill is a longtime supporter of cycling and has been volunteering in cycling for nearly ten years and has contributed to the success of such events as the Federation University Road National Championships, Jayco Herald Sun Tour and the Tour of Gippsland.
Amazingly, “Lawry” has also volunteered for 55 years with the Country Fire Authority (CFA).
Besides having the best seat in the house while he helps ensure some of Australia’s biggest cycling events run smoothly, Lawry loves the social aspect which comes with volunteering.
“I love to meet the interesting people we do it with like the other volunteers and the staff who put it all together. Meeting new people and making new experiences.”
And when asked what he would say to encourage someone to get involved and volunteer?
“Just do it! You’ll love it.”
To Volunteer at the 2021 Federation University Road National Championships, head to the event website for more information https://www.roadnationals.org.au/.