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Weymouth's High SpeedQuad Bike Beach Event is Back


9:01am 9th February 2014

Power boats have joined the high speed race ticket for the return of the quad bike beach classic in Weymouth at the end of the month.

Hundreds or people turned out to see riders race over the sands last year and organisers have laid on even more entertainment for 2014.

The power boats, called Thundercats, will race out in the bay and they'll be 12 quad bike races across the weekend (Sat 22nd Sun 23rd) as well as motocross bikes in action too.

Event organiser ORE Events have been working hard on this year's event.

ORE Events spokesman Duncan Irons said:

"The Dickies Weymouth Beach Cross is a top class motoring event and 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."

"The great thing about Weymouth and esplanade is you're so close to the action. The bikes are close and you really feel a part of the racing and the commentary is great with an awesome PA system here in Weymouth."

Whereas last year's event was completely free, this year there is going to be a tickets area where people can get up close and personal with the riders darting over the sands.

Ian Bruce is Brief Holder for Tourism and Culture at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council says there's plenty of space for non-paying fans but the ticketed area will offer an incredible view;

"We're going to makes rue the people who get the best view pay a small contribution towards getting the event on, and indeed the charity which is the Dorset Air Ambulance which we all want to support. It just means they'll get the best view. Other people will be able to see everything from different angles, but they won't get the best view or the atmosphere."

Tickets to watch the events over the weekend will cost £5 per adult and children under 16 go free. People can buy tickets from Weymouth Pavilion or visit www.ore-events.co.uk

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