Only 3 weeks, 2 days, 11 hours, 12 minutes until this event starts!
THE WOR WIRRAL BEACH RACES ARE HERE .. SUNDAY 11th AUGUST 2019 NEW BRIGHTON – WALLASEY – WIRRAL
It's Here .... It's been months and months in the planning... But it's finally here, Off Road Motorcycle Racing returns to the Wirral Beach front at New Brighton for the first time in over 30 years. Steve Ireland from WOR Events was tipped off a long time ago by his old mate, Mike Hose from Mike Hose Motorcycles in Wallasey that there might be an opening to get an event on the beach for Dirt bikes if it could be approached and proposed professionally and with the right team… Steve did just that and the event has been given the go ahead by Wirral Borough Council for the weekend of August 11th 2019.
The event will be based and start and finish at the Kings Parade, Harrison Drive. A paddock area by the Lookout tower and a start / Finish right on the beach front with a 3-mile lap of beach/ sand racing right in front of the coastal walkway. The ONE day event will cater for riders of all ages and abilities and will host 4 SEPARATE SESSIONS AND RACES throughout the day. The WOR Events team will have to face the outgoing and incoming tides and literally start from scratch to make a course for the racing activities. Sunday’s racing will have a track of approx. 3 miles a lap cut into the sand ready for the riders and racers to navigate.
The flat, hard packed sands will offer up a mix of riding conditions that unlike other beach races, will not be deep powdered sand with dunes and mounds or the like, It will be more of naturally bermed up corners and gradually whooped out terrain that will stay damp and fast and flowing for the duration bar a few wets spots and the fast quater mile straight sections…THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE HARD ON BIKES AS OTHER BEACH RACES ... NO JUMPS/ NO DUNES ..JUST A GOOD OLD SAND SCRAMBLE
Lots of things where negotiated at the pre event meetings to make this event happen and some strict rules have been put in place to allow the event to happen (more of these in the event final instructions for riders) These restrictions and rules have been put in place to allow this inaugural event to run with minim fuss and allow for a much bigger event to hopefully evolve over the coming years …
The hope is to turn it into a superb addition to the beach race calendar in the UK and bring a top-drawer motorcycle event to the beautiful, popular and welcoming coastline at New Brighton on the Wirral.
Starting small for this year’s 1st running of the event will see a limited number of competitors take to the sands for their different races and with the tide times determining the times and durations of the days activities, from the build of the track through to the running of the races and the clear up before the sea returns to the sea wall, it will be 1.5hr Races that the riders will do battle in.
The riders in each of the 4 separate events will get a 20-minute warm up/ sighting / playtime session followed by a 1.5hr Beach SCRAMBLE race. Race 1 on Sunday Morning the 11th August AT APPROX 9.30AM will be the kids’ race … Then at 11.30AM there will be an open "play and ride 1.5hr non race session" for those that do not want to race but fancy hitting the beach... Then APPROX 1PM the quads and sidecars will blast out for their race and rounding out the day AT APPROX 3PM start will see will see the Adult solos do battle in their 1.5hr Finale to the day starring David Knight.
A Day packed with action that will be a great spectacle for sure and a welcome return of dirt bikes to the famous sands on the Wirral Coastline.
Entries are now £85.00 per rider The Play and ride session is £60.00 ... (the early commitment entries are now closed and thanks to all that supported the event by booking in early .. Please do not ask for early price as we do not wish to cause offence)
A £60.00 deposit is required via the website as pre entry payment/ balance payable at the event signing on. - DAY ENTRIES / LATE ON THE DAY - £100
STOP PRESS - 4 x WORLD ENDURO CHAMPION , WESTON BEACH RACE WINNER AND GENERAL OFF ROAD GOAT & LEGEND FROM THE IOM - DAVID KNIGHT HAS SIGNED TO COMPETE AND APPEAR AT THE EVENT - This adds and instant bonus and class act to the exciting new event..
(Pic below of David signing up for the race withSteve Ireland last week at the IOM)
STOP PRESS # 2 - THE VOICE OF MOTORCYCLING ON TV..JACK BURNICLE IS THE MAN ON THE MIC AND WILL BE THE LIVE HOST ON THE DAY..#CONFIRMED
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