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National Escort Group (NEG) - Motorcycle Marshals

The National Escort Group was formed to provide an accredited group of motorcyclists trained to assist with the safety of events held on the public highway.

NEG members may be requested to assist with a cycling road race, either working with police motorcyclists in providing a safe route for competitors, or operating where there is no police cover by assisting with the direction of the race, and complementing static marshals. They may also assist in the safe passage of the cycling segment of triathlons.

Some NEG members may be engaged by the organiser to carry as pillion passengers race officials such as blackboard information, commissaires, medical or race service or by media companies to carry press photographers or cameramen.

In such cases the NEG member may reasonably expect the organiser or media company to provide a risk assessment of the duties required of the pilot.

Event organisers wishing to engage the services of NEG members should initially contact the appropriate regional coordinator (see below), who will endeavour to put together a group to meet the race requirements.

Experienced motorcyclists interested in becoming NEG should contact British Cycling

NEG contact details for the South East are:

South East Regional Coordinator:  Ian Terry

Mobile: 07880 340093      email:

Fees for NEG personnel are as follows:

Local races – payment of mileage only (from rider’s home address) at 27p per mile. With a minimum payment of £40 per race up to a mileage of 150 miles.

National/Premier events - £20 per day plus mileage as above.

Commercially organised events - £60 per day plus mileage as above.