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Managing a section of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart

Managing a section of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart

Introduction

Working for a major client who provided security for part of this amazing spectacle I arrived at my destination in Yorkshire to find that I was to manage part of the event. Although feigning horror, I was actually quite flattered to be back on the road delivering such a service.

Project Brief

The brief was to manage ten miles of road through a series of villages with scant resources for an audience of 3-500,000 people

Issues

There were a number of issues including creating a sterile area on a major bridge to ensure safe passage in an evacuation, moving large numbers of people from a place of danger to a more appropriate place to view and having virtually no resources to deliver the event.

Outcomes

Although a difficult event to manage, it went off without any major hitches and those watching congratulated us on our fun ways of keeping people off the roads.