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Big Quad Bike Weekend set to be annual event
A NEW annual racing event will be roaring onto Weymouth Beach following in the tracks of the Motocross Championships.
The town will be adding the Big Quad Bike Weekend to its annual events programme for the first time in February.
This inaugural event will see riders of all ages from around the world battle it out on the town’s golden sands as well as fundraising for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
Spectators will have the chance to see youth motorbikes, top class quad bike racing and buggy racing, all viewed free of charge from the Esplanade.
Organiser ORE Events hopes the all-action motoring event will attract big crowds and give a boost to trade in the area during the traditional off-peak season, following the success of the annual Lions Beach Motocross event in October.
Duncan Irons, spokesman for ORE Events, said: “The Dickies Workwear Weymouth Beach race is a new annual event taking place over the weekend of February 9 and 10.
“We have competitors from the age of six- years-old to 72-years-old travelling from all over the UK and a number of international competitors.
“We will be working with the local community and businesses to leave a positive footprint and increase the visitors to Weymouth at this normally quiet time of year.”
He added: “We have been working on this event for over two years and are very excited and confident of launching a successful quad bike event in Weymouth to compliment the area’s diverse annual events programme.”
The event will be raising funds for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service and there will be a number of other trade stands and exhibitors including the Dickies Workwear Interactive stand.
Borough Councillor Ian Bruce, spokesman for tourism and leisure, said he is looking forward to seeing the racing take place on the sands of Weymouth Beach.
He said: “This event should provide a welcome out of season boost for the town and looks to be a spectacular occasion.
“I wish ORE Events the best of luck with this new motoring event in Weymouth and look forward to welcoming the team of riders and support crews for what we all hope will be a roaring success.”