Getting revved up for quad bikes on beach

Dorset Echo: ALL SET: The launch of Dickies Quad Beach Cross ALL SET: The launch of Dickies Quad Beach Cross

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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8:05am Mon 10 Feb 14

MrTomSmith says...

£5!!
£5!! MrTomSmith
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10:43am Mon 10 Feb 14

krazikazzi says...

do we still have a beach they can use??
do we still have a beach they can use?? krazikazzi
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11:23am Mon 10 Feb 14

notweymouth says...

May be replaced with Jet Skis- weather permitting!
May be replaced with Jet Skis- weather permitting! notweymouth
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11:31am Mon 10 Feb 14

notweymouth says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
£5!!
make it free and take voluntary donations. If people want to roar around our beach for their hobby, let them cover the cost of it!
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: £5!![/p][/quote]make it free and take voluntary donations. If people want to roar around our beach for their hobby, let them cover the cost of it! notweymouth
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3:44pm Mon 10 Feb 14

westendcat says...

Is the beach the right place for this activity? What about petrol/oil spills, contamination of the sand and environmental noise issues? Why not have monster lorry racing, horse racing and elephant dung ho's - all cheap at £20 per head.
Are you allowed to charge for entry to a public open space/land owned by the crown estate commissioners?
Is the beach the right place for this activity? What about petrol/oil spills, contamination of the sand and environmental noise issues? Why not have monster lorry racing, horse racing and elephant dung ho's - all cheap at £20 per head. Are you allowed to charge for entry to a public open space/land owned by the crown estate commissioners? westendcat
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4:08pm Mon 10 Feb 14

shy talk says...

Elephants. I can remember when the circus came to town and the elephants were exercised on Weymouth beach. However no Dung Beatles around !!!!
Elephants. I can remember when the circus came to town and the elephants were exercised on Weymouth beach. However no Dung Beatles around !!!! shy talk
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11:56pm Mon 10 Feb 14

MrTomSmith says...

Well I will go on record as saying now that Council Ian Bruce is talking a load of rubbish here. It will be a complete flop at a fiver. I will come back and say I was wrong if I was wrong...............
..I just hope the Echo goes back to him, if it is a dead duck.
Well I will go on record as saying now that Council Ian Bruce is talking a load of rubbish here. It will be a complete flop at a fiver. I will come back and say I was wrong if I was wrong............... ..I just hope the Echo goes back to him, if it is a dead duck. MrTomSmith
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12:03am Tue 11 Feb 14

MrTomSmith says...

westendcat wrote:
Is the beach the right place for this activity? What about petrol/oil spills, contamination of the sand and environmental noise issues? Why not have monster lorry racing, horse racing and elephant dung ho's - all cheap at £20 per head.
Are you allowed to charge for entry to a public open space/land owned by the crown estate commissioners?
Its a council beach, so the council have sub let the beach and Dickie will have to pay WPBC to play on it. So Dickie takes the risk. I suppose if this works, then bring on the Lorries, Horses, and Elephants.
[quote][p][bold]westendcat[/bold] wrote: Is the beach the right place for this activity? What about petrol/oil spills, contamination of the sand and environmental noise issues? Why not have monster lorry racing, horse racing and elephant dung ho's - all cheap at £20 per head. Are you allowed to charge for entry to a public open space/land owned by the crown estate commissioners?[/p][/quote]Its a council beach, so the council have sub let the beach and Dickie will have to pay WPBC to play on it. So Dickie takes the risk. I suppose if this works, then bring on the Lorries, Horses, and Elephants. MrTomSmith
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