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Weymouth & Portland Lions Club, together with Purbeck Motocross Club, are gearing up to stage the annual Motocross event on Weymouth beach after last year’s event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Up to 15 thousand spectators are expected to be watching the high-flying extravaganza over humps and bumps that will be held on Weymouth beach on Sunday October 10th with bikes entering the sands from at 12 noon for practise laps. There will also be a demonstration on Saturday 9th October from 3 pm.

One of Weymouth’s most popular free to watch sporting events, Weymouth Beach MotoX is a Weymouth and Portland Lions Club event which raises funds for local good causes, the racing itself is organised by Purbeck Motorcross 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.”

There will be three classes of riders taking part this year, Expert, Senior and Junior, with each class having two races on the day. A few professional riders are also expected to take part.

Lions President Kevin Brookes said, “Weymouth Beach Motocross first started in 1984 and has been run every year since then except for 2009 when the medical company didn’t turn up & 2020 due to the covid pandemic. It’s a brilliant event for all the family and l urge as many people as possible to come along to see and hear this spectacular event.”
“We would also like to thank all those businesses that have supported this event through advertising, Weymouth Town Council for supporting the event again this year and We Are Weymouth for being our headline sponsor”

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club and Purbeck Motocross Club are delighted to announce the support of We Are Weymouth – BID for this year’s event.
We Are Weymouth will be officially recognised as the premier sponsor of this year’s Motocross.

We Are Weymouth’s chief Operations officer Dawn Rondeau said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to support the Motocross this year. It is one of Weymouth’s annual sporting events, loved by the community and supported by a fabulous group of volunteers and long-standing members of the local Lions club. The event is one of the most sought after and eagerly awaited events on Weymouth’s tourist calendar. We Are Weymouth wanted to support this event which attracts thousands of spectators and some of the best riders in the world as it provides the business community with a magnificent opportunity to showcase themselves to the visitors arriving here out of season.”

Although the event is free to watch, Weymouth & Portland Lions Club will be encouraging people attending to make charitable donations. Programmes will also be available on the day priced at £2 each and can be purchased from any of the Lions stalls and members situated along the esplanade.

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.”

“We are hoping that this will be a safe event for all involved and would like to remind everyone to stay safe and remember Hand, Face & Space whilst attending the event”