The Amateur Motor Cycle Association (AMCA) have been given permission by the East Lindsey District Council to run Skegness’ first ever motocross beach race in December this year. The impressive mile long stretch of sandy coastline is the perfect place for such competition with the dates being chosen to coincide with favourable tidal conditions to give riders as long as possible racing on this impeccable beach.
Earth moving equipment will be brought onto the beach during the week leading up to the event and a lengthy circuit built to include some impressive mounds, jumps, waves, whoops, chicanes and fast natural sandy straights! The Eastern Coast line is not new to the motocross beach race scene with local town Mapelthorpe having had small scale beach races on their beach for many years! It is hoped that as well as providing a first class event for riders and spectators, it will also generate welcome business for the seaside resort out of season. The AMCA have been working closely with East Lindsey District Council and the East Lindsey Event Safety Advisory Group to ensure that this event can be held in a manner that compliments the town, supports local residents and brings people to Skegness during the closed season in a safe and responsible manner.
Whilst ELESAG supports such innovative ventures, their role is to provide advice and guidance to event organisers and to ensure the safety of the communities of East Lindsey and visitors to the area and as such will continue to make recommendations to the event organisers and as individuals undertake such action as necessary to ensure that the event is legal and safe.
The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th December between tides, other entertainment will be on site for spectators who will be able to watch all of the excitement FREE OF CHARGE.
Entry fee for the Kids 85/150cc class (age 9 -15 years) is £65 with all other entries including adult solos, quads and sidecars set at £80.
Prices will include your entry, hard standing parking and camping, a programme and as many family and friends to spectate as you like! This is the first British Masters Beach Race and promises to be a great weekend, the Skegness townsfolk are really looking forward to the event and are sure to provide a warm welcome! The event will be coordinated by British Masters Race Director; Ken Winstanley and will benefit from a substantial cash prize pot, including a whopping £1,000 top prize in the adult solo class! Entry forms are be available on the AMCA and British Masters website or by telephoning the AMCA office on 01543 466282! Don’t delay… numbers will be limited on maximum capacity! More details will follow – but put 11th and 12th December in your diary now!