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Riders from all over the world attend Weston Beach Race

The event is in it's 36th year Photo: ITV News

Thousands of people are making their to Weston-super-Mare this weekend for the town's annual Beach Race.

Now in it's 36th year it attracts riders from all over the world. Around a million tonnes of sand is used to make the challenging course, thought to be one of the world's most extreme off-road tracks over sand dunes.

It's estimated the event brings in £10 million to the local economy Credit: ITV News

Last year 70,000 people attended the event, which is estimated to bring in around £10 million to the local economy over the one weekend.

"North Somerset Council are working with us and investing quite heavily in the event and allowing us to build the event, so i's good. We've got a good future. It looks like we're here for at least another five years the way it's rolling."

– Gareth Hockey, Organiser

The main race - featuring 1,000 riders on the track - will take place tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday 20th October

  • 09.30 - 11.00 - Youth 125/250 Race
  • 11.00 - 11.30 - WD40 Trials Demo
  • 11.30 - 12.45 - Kids 65cc Race
  • 13.30 - 16.30 - Adult Quad & Sidecar Race
  • 16.30 - 17.30 - KTM Filming
  • 16.30 - 17.00 - WD40 Trials Demo
  • 17.15 - Presentation for Saturday Classes
  • 18.30 - RHL Evening with the Stars

Sunday 21st October 2018

  • 10.30 - 12.00 - 85 SW/BW Race
  • 12.00 - 12.30 - WD40 Trials Demo
  • 12.30 - 13.00 - Kangaroo Kid
  • 13.00 - 16.00 - Adult Solo Race
  • 16.30 - 17.00 - WD40 Trails Demo
  • 17.15 - Presentation for Sunday Classes

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