Gearing Up For A Weekend Of Motocross
4:34pm 8th October 2013
(Updated 4:47pm 8th October 2013)
Sand jumps, racing across the beach and stunts on the shore - The Motocross Championship is geared up to hit Weymouth's seafront and promises to be bigger than ever.
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council are expecting over 15,000 people to attend this year's events which include live bands, vintage vehicle exhibitions and dancing diggers. There will also be demonstration sessions, a fun fair, Weymouth Concert Brass Band, stalls and 'Gorilla Man' on his quad bike.
Ian Bruce, Brief Holder for Tourism and Culture at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, told Wessex FM, "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. We expect this year's event to be bigger and better than ever and again be a great hit with residents and visitors."
It's estimated 250 riders will take to the beach to compete over the weekend of the 19th-10th of October, 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 60 miles-per-hour.