Poole Quay will be thronged with the best bikes in the south as Coles Miller Dream Machines returns for 26 weeks of two wheeled magic.
Heralding the start of Poole’s Wave 105 Summertime in the South, Dream Machines kicks off a massive programme of events in the town from April to November.
Sponsored by Coles Miller Solicitors, the popular motorbike meet takes place every Tuesday evening from 2 April-24 September and is a must for everyone from novices and enthusiasts to world class Superbikers. During the event Poole Quay is closed off to all traffic, except motorbikes, with numbers at the event regularly in excess of 1,000 motorcycles creating a truly spectacular display.
With a unique friendly atmosphere, bikers and spectators can enjoy a relaxed evening, where the backdrop of the Quay and Harbour offer the perfect location to show off the best bikes in the UK, from classic chrome to perfect power. And with a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks to enjoy during the event, it is the perfect place to relax and have a bite to eat.
Partner Adrian Cormack from Coles Miller Solicitors, said: "Coles Miller Dream Machines is a real family affair with plenty for enthusiasts and novices to enjoy. The bikes on display range from painstakingly restored classics to the very latest models. All are their owners pride and joy and it is fantastic that bikers from across the country come down to show them off and create such a superb spectacle. Having sponsored it for 6 years, we are as passionate about the event as ever and proud to be part of Poole’s unique programme of special events.”
Coles Miller Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event with a £1 entry charge. Bike enthusiasts can purchase a season armband for £8 on the Tuesday event nights, which includes a £1 non refundable entry fee, or £7 in advance. Armbands are limited to 1400 in total and available from the Welcome Centre on Poole Quay. And for enthusiasts there’s the chance to grab a special Dream Machines mug, badge, magnet or T-Shirt, £14.95 for adults £11.95 children.
Dream Machines is a self-funding event and any surplus income after costs have been paid is donated to local charities nominated by the volunteer Marshalls, normally on the first night of the new season. In order to make a larger donation in 2013, the Volunteer Marshalls have decided to carry forward funds raised in 2012 and add them to the donation which will be made at the Bike of the Year season finale on 24 September 2013.
The weekly “Bike of the Night” competition sees different judges pick out their personal favourite each week. The winning owner will receive a race kit courtesy of Muc-off. All weekly winners will also get invited back to take part in the “Bike of the Year” finale on Tuesday 24 September.