• Nikki Latham

MOTOCROSS RETURNS TO WEYMOUTH'S SANDY BEACH

Purbeck Motocross Club and Weymouth & Portland Lions Club are working together to stage the annual motocross event and raise money for charity at the same time.
On Sunday 9th October 2022, the action starts at 12 noon for practice laps, with the racing taking over three classes and ending with demonstrations of motocross from 3pm. A few professional riders are expected to attend and take part on the day
Picture credit for FB 166 - Weymouth & Portland Lions Club
Alf Stearn, Chairman of Purbeck Motocross said, “We have more than 300 riders over three different categories expected this year negotiating the usual sandy course of humps and bumps. We are the largest amateur event of its kind in the country, which isn’t bad for a small club with about ten active members.”
Although the event is free to watch, Weymouth & Portland Lions Club are encouraging people to make donations in the buckets situated at the Lion's stall and being carried by the Lion's team along the promenade. Programmes will be available to purchase at £3 each and additional charity and commercial stalls will also be situated around the display area, including our friends at Dog Friendly.social.
Lion Ryan Hope, Event manager at Weymouth & Portland Lions Club, said, “This is an opportunity for us as a club to raise money for our charity fund, which we can then use for local causes throughout the year. There will also be several commercial and charity stalls along the esplanade with plenty of tasty street food vendors.”
The Pavilion car park will be closed prior to the event and restrictions will be in place for the beach towards the Pavilion end of the beach to the Jubilee Clock from 8am on Saturday until Sunday at 6pm, to allow the construction of the track and safe access for the heavy vehicles.

Traffic will also be affected around the Esplanade and part of Custom House Quay, please see maps and signs to be guided on the diversion routes.

Chesil Radio will be down there capturing some of the action on Sunday and we will bring you a full report next week. It was a little damp at the press conference this year, as you can see from the pictures, but the weather is looking good for this weekend. Why not pop down yourself and see for yourself.
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