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Getting revved up for quad bikes on beach
REVVING engines will soon sound across Weymouth Beach.
The Dickies Quad Beach Cross event is returning this month and will feature both adult and youth riders from the UK and Europe riding quad bikes, beach buggies and solo motorcycles around tracks.
It will be accompanied by live commentary from February 22 to February 23.
Youth riders aged from eight to 16 will be performing on Saturday with adults showing off their skills the following day.
The beach course when constructed will be approximately one mile long and is designed to test the riders to the limits.
They will reach speeds of 70mph while competitively negotiating holes, jumps, sharp chicanes and a high speed straight.
A trade area will also be set up in front of Weymouth Pavilion.
Organisers are hoping that this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with residents and visitors making the most of the spectator area on the Esplanade.
This all-action motoring event promises to attract big crowds.
ORE Events spokesman Duncan Irons said: “The Dickies Weymouth Beach Cross is a top class motoring event taking place on February 22 and 23.
“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.”
There will be a number of exhibitors including the Dickies Workwear Interactive stand and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service, for which the event is raising funds.
Over the weekend there will be a screened pay-to-view spectator area, which will be run by the organiser ORE Events throughout the two-day event.
Coun Ian Bruce, spokesman for tourism and culture, said: “I am sure this event will provide a welcome out of season economic boost for the town and create a dynamic and impressive spectacle.”
Tickets will cost £5 per adult and children under 16 go free.
People can buy tickets from Weymouth Pavilion or on the event website.
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