Racing and stunts on display at 33rd Weston Beach Race

PUBLISHED: 08:00 08 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:39 08 October 2015

Action from the adult solo race.

Action from the adult solo race.


WESTON Beach Race will take place this weekend with 1,500 riders taking part and thousands more spectators due to flock to the town.

"“It’s looking like one of the best events we’ve done.”"

Gareth Hockey of RHL Activities.

The beach race has been one of Weston-super-Mare’s staple events for more than three decades, with mind-blowing stunts and races taking place.

For the past 10 days diggers have been working on Weston’s beach to create mountains of sand on a 7km track.

Gareth Hockey of RHL Activities said: “Everything is looking well ahead of schedule, we have been on the beach with track builders since last Thursday.

“It’s looking like one of the best events we’ve done, entry is back to big numbers in all classes.”

The 33rd Weston Beach Race will see adult motorbike and quad racing, children’s races and more.

It will also offer fans a chance to meet some of the sport’s biggest names from tomorrow (Friday) until Sunday.

The event begins tomorrow, with rider registration between 9am and 6pm and an academy session from 10am-1pm.

On Saturday the main event will begin, with races taking place from 9.30am-5pm. The Youth 125 Race will launch proceedings from 9.30-11am before crowds head over to the Dougie Lampkin Trials Arena for events from 11-11.30am.

A kids’ 65cc race will be held from 11.30am-12.45pm before people will have chance to meet some of motorsport’s biggest stars at an autograph session from 12.45-1.15pm.

More racing will take place until 5pm before awards are presented to winners in the evening.

Quad racing will begin on Sunday, with a youth race from 9.30-10.45am. A big and small wheel 85cc race will take place from 11.15am-12.30pm, before another meet-and-greet session from 12.30-1pm.

Adult solo racing begins at 1.30pm, while the Dougie Lampkin arena will host three Sunday sessions, at 10.45am, 1pm and 4.30pm.

Will you be going to the event? Tweet us your pictures via @WSMercury.

Click this link to see a gallery of last year’s event.

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