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Video: Finishing touches applied to Weston Beach Race course

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: October 12, 2012

  • Get a rider's eye view of the Weston Beach Race by watching our video below

  • Final preparations are made to the Weston Beach Race course

  • Preparations for the 2012 Weston Beach Race

  • The Weston Beach Race course is ready for action

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The finishing touches have been applied to the Weston Beach Race course in anticipation of this weekend's 30th anniversary spectacular.

Hundreds of riders, and more than 50,000 bike fans, will hit the town over the next two days for the gruelling test of endurance at the Somerset seaside.

It is a rare chance for amateurs to rub handlebars with the world's top motocross stars, with MXGP KTM riders Ken de Dycker and Jeffrey Herlings among the big-name entries for this year's 30th anniversary spectacular.

Shaun Simpson, Tom Church and Brad Anderson will be among the top British stars joining de Dycker and Herlings on the start line on Sunday afternoon.

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Race organisers RHL Activities have been busy preparing the infamous course this week - from the eye-wateringly fast mile-long start straight to the maze of dunes that will greet the riders after the first corner.

Watch the video below - featuring interviews with race director Gareth Hockey as well as some spectacular rider's eye view shots from yesterday's media day - to see just what goes into hosting the Weston Beach Race.

This year's event marks the 30th anniversary of the Weston Beach Race, and a full weekend programme of events is scheduled.

Action gets under way on Saturday morning with races for 125/250F (9am to 10.30am), youth 65cc (11am to 12.30pm) and adult quads/sidecars (1pm to 4pm).

Sunday's action begins at 9am with a 90-minute youth quad race, to be followed by an 85cc small/large wheel race between 11am and 12.30pm.

The main event - a gruelling three-hour race down Weston's mile-long seafront start and back through the challenging dunes - gets under way at 1pm.

Click here for more 2012 Weston-super-Mare Beach Race information.

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