Weymouth’s Motocross extravaganza returns for another year!
Here’s everything you need to know about the return of Weymouth’s Beach Motocross event happening on the weekend of October 14th and 15th.
Weymouth & Portland Lions Club and Purbeck Motocross Club are working in partnership again to bring the annual Beach Motocross event to our multiple award-winning beach!
The beach will be transformed into a motocross course, complete with bumps and jumps which will mean there will need to be temporary beach closures.
On Saturday 14th October there will be a motocross demonstration at 3pm. On Sunday 15th October, the racing will start at 1pm with racers from junior, senior and expert levels. Deputy Mayor, Cllr Alex Fuhrmann will be on hand to start the first race on the Sunday.
Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Kate Wheller said: “Each year this event attracts thousands of spectators as well as some of the best motocross riders in the country. I would encourage everyone to come along and watch this highlight in Weymouth’s events calendar. I am also delighted to be giving out the prizes to all the winners from the racing.
“The beach provides a unique and picturesque backdrop to this eagerly awaited competition, making it a must-see event for the whole family.”
On Saturday 14th and 15th October, starting from the Pavilion end of the beach to the Jubilee Clock, the beach will be closed to the public from 8am. This is to allow heavy machinery to come on to the beach and build the sand jumps needed for the motorcross.
There will also be road closures that have been put in place by Dorset Council. No vehicles will be allowed along part of The Esplanade and part of Custom House Quay, Weymouth (in both directions) between 8am and 5pm on Sunday 15th October.
The road fronting Devonshire Buildings will be open for access only. Traffic will be re-routed through the one-way system around Alexandra Gardens to continue on The Esplanade, or use Pilgrims Way for access to Custom House Quay.
To view the road closures in more detail, visit Dorset Council’s website.
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