Birmingham 2022 is on the lookout for BMX and mountain bike riders from across the West Midlands who would like to volunteer to be a part of the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

The event is taking place on Thursday, July 28 at Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr.

Alexander Stadium has a crowd capacity of 30,000 and the Opening Ceremony is set to be broadcast across the world for millions of people to see.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games begin on Thursday July 28 and will come to an end on Monday August 8, 2022.

Volunteer BMX and mountain bike riders will be joined by thousands of other volunteers who have been auditioning for the Ceremony, following the open call for local dancers and established choirs earlier this year.

Behind the ceremonies is a team made up some of the regions finest talent, including theatre director Iqbal Khan, award-winning writer Maeve Clarke and rapper Joshua 'RTKal' Holness.

The team will be led by Executive Director, Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders.

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Iqbal Khan said: “We are looking for confident riders who are aged 18 or over and are eager to show off their skills during the official Opening Ceremony for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

"This is a unique opportunity to be part of a moment in history for the West Midlands region – it will be a night that everyone in that stadium and those watching our broadcasts will never forget.”

How to apply to volunteer for the Opening Ceremony of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

If you’d like to volunteer to be a part of the Opening Ceremony as a BMX or mountain bike rider, here’s how you can apply.

You can apply and view the terms and conditions via the Ceremonies section of the Birmingham 2022 website here.

Auditions for the volunteer BMX and mountain bike riders are set to take place on Saturday April 2 between 1pm and 5pm.

Successful applicants will then be invited to attend rehearsals over the next few months.