Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Poole Quay Bike Night
The summers coming, Bike Night kicked off today.
The UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay every Tuesday from 6pm. This popular motorbike event, sponsored by Coles Miller Solicitors , runs from the first Tuesday in April to the end of September.
The entire Quay is closed off to all traffic, except bikes. Numbers of motorbikes regularly exceed 1000. The display features a wide range of models and makes, many of which have been modified and fitted with interesting features and extras.
Coles Miller Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night or £6 for a season armband (on sale at the Welcome Centre on Poole Quay). It is a self-funding event and once all event costs have been deducted the surplus is donated to charities selected by the volunteer marshals.
The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.
When the main quayside area becomes full there is a second arena at Harbourside Park available.
The popular “Bike of the Night” competition takes place every week. On the evening a different judge selected by Poole Tourism selects their favourite bike on display. The winner receives some brilliant bike related goodies and also gets an invitation to the end of season “Bike of the Year” competition, which takes place on the final Tuesday in September.
Dream Machines is sponsored by Coles Miller Solicitors as part of Wave 105’s Summertime in the South events programme.