30 years of The Weston Beach Race!

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, Bike Social boss, Potski to his mates. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

Riders hit the first jump at Weston
WESTON NEWS UPDATE: The main event at the Weston Beach Race was won by reigning MX2 world champion Jeffrey Herlings in his first attempt at tackling the infamous race! WESTON NEWS UPDATE ENDS

More than 50,000 people are expected to watch 1000 motocross riders take to the beach at Weston Supermare this weekend for the 30th annual Weston Beach Race.

The Weston Beach Race is world famous for its carnage as more than 1000 riders take off on the same start line, hit the 100mph, 1-mile long straight, and then all try to climb the first jump.

The clever ones sit back and wait, the pros are so fast they’re already over by the time the carnage commences, but for the rest of us that first lap is one of the most hilarious spectacles you’ll ever see on two wheels.

Watching grown men falling over each other, pushing and shoving their way up a sand jump has to be seen to be believed. It’s one of my favourite events in the entire world!
One lucky Honda rider makes it through the carnage at Weston
The historic race is Britain’s biggest off-road spectacle and combines world class riders like MX2 champ Jeffrey Herlings to British championship contenders and happy have-a-go amateurs, and is a great day out for all the family.

The main race kicks off on Sunday at 1pm and lasts for 3 hours. There’s a full schedule of races from a kid’s race to Quads and sidecars which kicks off on Saturday morning. It all kicks off from 9am.

Tickets cost £20 for a day ticket on the gate, or £32 for a weekend adult ticket. On the gate tickets for kids are £10 for the weekend or £5 a day aged between 4 and 12. Head for Weston Supermare Sea front, you can’t miss it. But get their early as there’s always massive queues to get into the town.

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