This year’s Skegness beach race on November 5-6 has attracted triple world enduro champion David Knight MBE to top the entry. Racing starts at 10am on Saturday with a Clubman solo contest of a ninety minute duration followed by a two hour combined Quads and Sidecars battle. Then on Sunday, it’s the big one as a massive, star-studded entry tackles the gruelling, energy-sapping three hour main solo race, all chasing a lovely £1,000 winners cheque. Previous winners include Milko Potisek, Nathan Parker, Nathan Watson and Dan Thornhill so it’s going to be a cracker!
It maybe only entering its seventh year, but already the Skegness Beach Motocross event has gained a big reputation of being not only one of the toughest, but also the most enjoyable events in the annual off-road motorcycle sport calendar. Year on year the competitors return for more sand racing action and also entertain the thousands of spectators who watch the racing FREE of charge!
Promoting this spectacular Skegness Beach race are the AMCA, the largest organising association for Off-road Motorcycle-Sport in the UK. The AMCA have as usual been working in conjunction with the Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture to ensure that the entire weekend is held in a manner that both compliments the town and also benefits the local economy by attracting people to Skegness during the closed season. The East Lindsey District Council have provided unwavering, totally committed support for the Skegness Beach Moto-cross event right from day one, so it’s many thanks to them, the towns people and all of the event sponsors for their fantastic, continued backing which is very much appreciated. The 2016 Sponsors list includes East Lindsey District Council, SECWHA, Skegness Chamber of Commerce, Skegness Partnership, Magna Vitae, Datatag, Dunlop, Doodson Motorsport and Redelevencreative.
So put the date in your diary, 5th and 6th November and get along to watch the fantastic 2016 Skegness Beach race all for FREE, you are sure to be impressed! Note that during this spectacular weekend, beachside food outlets, bars and specialist trade stands will also be open for your enjoyment! Words and pics by Mike Wood.