Published on February 7th, 2014 | by Quad Safari0
Quad bikes return to Weymouth beachfront
For the second year running, the normally peaceful sands of Weymouth, the picturesque seaside resort on the Dorset coast, will echo to the sounds of motors revving and crowds cheering, as the Dickies Quad Beach Cross returns following on from the massive success of the 2013 trial event.
Running over the weekend of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of February, spectators can expect to see some of the best British riders in the adult and youth categories will compete over a mile-long track that features obstacles including chicanes, holes and jumps aplenty, reaching speeds of up to 70mph on the finishing strait..
The pay-per-view action costs only £5 for those over 16, and free for those under, making this a fantastic day (or weekend) out at great value-for-money.
Having been generally well-received by locals last year, the council is hoping that the 2014 races, organised by ORE Events, will be a much-needed boost to the town’s economy. Like many British seaside towns, Weymouth has struggled with the era of low-cost flights eroding its traditional tourism base, although it has fared better than many others thanks to its natural charms and a clever regeneration strategy. The Dickies Beach Cross, taking place during the off-peak season, will be a welcome boost for many restaurants, shops and bars that will see a large influx of visitors over the weekend.
Besides quad bikes, there will also be beach buggies and solo motorcycles taking part on separate tracks, so adrenaline-junkies and motor-sports enthusiasts will have plenty to get their mouths watering.
Live commentary will accompany the races, and there will no doubt be plenty of surprise upsets and nail-biting finishes throughout the event. Why not get yourself down there and bring the family – this could well become one of the best quad-biking events of the year.