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WOR set to play in the Sand at the Wirral Beach Races!

by adminJune 10, 2019

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 10/11th 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 Two-day event will cater for riders of all ages and abilities and will host 4 races throughout the weekend, 2 per 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. Saturday and Sunday’s racing will have a brand-new 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 ½ mile straight sections…

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 races will get a 20-minute warm up/ sighting / playtime session followed by a 1.5hr Beach Moto Duro race. Race 1 on Saturday Morning the 10th August will be the kids’ race … Then Saturday pm will see the Quads and sidecars go out for their session. Sunday Morning 11th August will see the Adults solo Race 1 for the Sportsman, over 40s, over 50’s, Novice and etc go out followed by the big main Adults main race #2 for Pro’s, Experts and Clubman rounding out the racing in the afternoon.

2 Days 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 open now online only at the www.worevents.com website.

Entries are £70.20 per rider £58.50 plus vat..(all riders youth and adult – quads and sidecars)

A £50.20 deposit is required via the website as pre-entry payment/ balance payable at the event signing on.

(The entry closing date is strictly the 22nd July 2019 – If riders have not entered by then and the event does not have enough fully signed up riders then the event will be cancelled and discussed for another year or lost forever which would be a shame indeed -so please do enter asap to give this event the start it needs.)

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 an instant bonus and class act to the exciting new event…