Every January, hundreds of vollies turn up to lend their support to the organisation and running of the Road National Championships in Ballarat & Buninyong. Their contribution and sacrifice help make the five day festival of cycling a reality.
In honour of National Volunteer Week, we caught up with two amazing volunteers who helped out at RoadNats this year.
Wayne Scanlon (pictured above second from the left top row), has been volunteering with the RoadNats team for the last three years. An integral part of the squad he is always willing to lend a hand, and have a laugh.
We caught up with him to find out a little bit more about why he loves to volunteer at RoadNats!
Wayne, why do you volunteer at cycling events?
Because it’s fantastic to see the elite athletes, and try to understand their tactics, right through to the para-cyclists trying to achieve their goals.
What's your favourite thing about volunteering
Without volunteers great events like Cycling Australia wouldn’t be able to put on such a great event like the Nats, but it also supports the local economy.
It’s also a great chance to meet other like minded volunteers, and it’s fantastic the way we as volunteers are greeted and supported in the way we carry out our jobs!
Cycling Australia is sincerely grateful to the thousands of hours volunteers dedicate to cycling to make it a reality, Please join us in thanking all the volunteers who give up their time to help make our sport great.