Royal Mail’s Alastair Smith will be swapping letters and parcels for the sights of world-class speeding cyclists during the London 2012 Olympics.
Royal Mail man gets in the saddle for London 2012
Alastair, who’s a collections driver at Aireborough delivery office in Leeds, will be a marshal for the men and women’s road and time trial cycling events which are being held at the end of July and beginning of August.
Alastair is just one of many Royal Mail employees who’re giving up their spare time to get involved in this once in a lifetime event.
He said: “Cycling has been my lifetime passion. I have been a marshal at many cycling events including the Tour de France and the Tour of Britain.
“Interacting with the public is great – the cyclists often come through in a bunch and people sometimes need help working out who is who and what position they’re in at that point.”
Team GB has a strong track record in these events and it’s hoped they’ll feature in the medals table.
Royal Mail will soon be going for gold during London 2012. We will be issuing a Gold Medal stamp for every Team GB gold medalist – and have them on sale the next day at over 500 Post Offices across the UK.
The gold medal stamps will be the first time Royal Mail has ever issued next day stamps. They will feature, wherever possible, photographs of the Team GB athlete or team in action from their gold medal winning final. This will be the first time any host country has used action shots for Gold Medal stamps and issued them immediately, during the Games. Where this is not possible, the image will be of the athlete’s gold medal winning journey taken from a heat or from their gold medal award moment on the podium.
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