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Beach Motocross weekend to return 'bigger than ever'
MOTORBIKE racing, a vintage vehicle exhibition and dancing diggers will soon transform Weymouth Beach.
The annual Motocross Championship, which will be held on October 19 and 20, will once again bring a host of action-packed entertainment to the town.
More than 15,000 people are expected to flock to the event which offers hours of free fun for all the family.
Demonstration sessions, a fun fair, Weymouth Concert Brass Band, stalls and 'Gorilla Man' on his quad bike will be included in the event.
Councillor Ian Bruce, spokesman for tourism and culture at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, said: “We are delighted to be part of this hugely popular and successful event.
“It is one of Weymouth's biggest event spectacles and testament to a lot of hard work by the local Lions Club, Purbeck Motocross Club and the borough council.
“Why not come down and be part of another great event weekend in Weymouth?”
Russ Woolley, president of Weymouth & Portland Lions Club, said: “The Beach Motocross is such a unique event in Weymouth and is something definitely not to be missed.
“Suitable for friends or the whole family, five hours of free entertainment from the vantage viewing point of the Esplanade couldn't be a better spectacle.
“It has built up to be a great success and has raised thousands of pounds for the Lions Good Causes.”
He added: “We expect this year's event to be bigger and better than ever and again be a great hit with residents and visitors.”The racing will involve more than 250 riders, some tackling sand jumps and the testing one-mile circular race course.
Professional and amateurs will take part on high performance bikes ranging from 125cc to 500cc, becoming airborne and reaching speeds of up to 60mph.
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