On most of our trips there are 3 roles – tour leaders who run the event and do all the logistical work needed on an itinerant event; the bike guides who guide people on a bike each day in small groups of 8-10 people; and the medics who usually end up practising more tea making skills than medical.
We love it when we get multi skilled people who are able to do more than one of the below but we always need new people so get in touch and be part of the pie team!
Each of our events is run by an Event Manager. They have a team of Tour Leaders who report into them. Between them they manage the event, including the cyclists, guides and medics. They are also the first port of call for any representatives of the charity or company. On our rides, tour leaders drive vehicles to provide support for cyclists, preparing their food on the hoof, transporting luggage, organising hotels and restaurants, and dealing with the expected and unexpected. We expect all pie personnel to “muck in” with everything and play a meaningful, hands-on role on every event. We encourage guides to work as tour leaders and vice versa. Tour Leaders can become Event Managers after working on a minimum number of events.
To become a pie Tour Leader you need to:
If you would like to join our database of freelancers, please send us a CV and covering letter, highlighting your relevant experience, with an attached photograph. Next steps would be to meet up to ensure both parties understand the other’s motivations and needs before doing an event where you shadow a tour leader and generally muck in. Although we pay expenses for this trip plus food and accommodation, we do not pay wages you if you are shadowing.
pie cycling events are guided on a ratio of 10 cyclists to 1 guide. Most of our events are guided rather than signed. As a guide you must therefore be able to use a Garmin and read a map! We run cycling events across the UK and Europe. All guides must have previous experience of guiding groups on a bike, preferably on unknown roads, with people you don’t know. For fitness, you should have experience in long distance/ multi day cycling, and should be able to keep up a minimum average speed of 15 miles per hour for a long day’s riding. You should be a reasonable mechanic who can fix things on the road side and help out with, if not manage, more major mechanical issues when handed a fully stocked tool box.
We expect all pie personnel to “muck in” with all aspects of an event and play a meaningful, hands-on, role.
To become a pie guide you need to be:
If you would like to join our database of freelance guides, please send us a CV and covering letter, highlighting your relevant experience, with an attached photograph. Next steps would be to meet up to ensure both parties understand the other’s motivations and needs, before doing an event where you shadow a guide and generally muck in. Although we pay expenses for this trip plus food and accommodation, we do not pay wages if you are shadowing.
We take medics on most of our events. Sometimes we need medics who can actually participate in the event (mountain bikers for example) and are still able to handle a medical emergency if one arises. Other times we need medics who are happy to be in the support vehicle which trails the group. The minimum standard of medic we take is an EMT but we are happier still with paramedics, nurses and doctors!
To become a pie event medic you need to be:
If you would like to join our database of freelance medics, please send us a CV and covering letter, highlighting your relevant experience, with an attached photograph, and we will forward you a list of events identifying who we need and with what particular skills.