Sand race organisers set to return in October

The crowds came out in force to line the promenade in Mablethorpe to see the last sand race meet of the season.

The crowds came out in force to line the promenade in Mablethorpe to see the last sand race meet of the season.

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Organisers of the Mablethorpe Motorcycle Sand Racing Club are hoping to bring back more riders for their next season.

After a fantastic turnout of 60 riders at their final meet of the season, club organisers John and Marie Nichols, who have overseen the running of the sand racing for 36 years, called on local residents to help ensure a similar turn out at every meet.

Marie explained: “The sand racing club has been having meets in Mablethorpe since the 1970s and we’ve watched our own kids take part in the races.

“We have riders that come from Wales, Scotland and Newcastle to compete and it was amazing to see such a fantastic turnout on Sunday.

“Seeing 60 riders turn out to race was great and we hope that during our next season we can see this type of turnout every time.”

The sand racing in Mablethorpe includes a variety of classes, three road bike classes, a grass class and three motorcross classes and there are also three different age ranges, 9-13, 13-16 and 16 and over, their oldest current rider is 76.

Marie added: “Another great added bonus during the sand racing season is it helps the local economy during the slow winter period. With the riders and spectators turning out to the beach, local shops and businesses can open up and receive some extra trade, so it is a great benefit for them as well that we continue next season.

“But at the end of the day we accommodate all types of bikes, we have a great atmosphere and it’s really good fun.”

To find out more info on the Mablethorpe Motorcycle Sand Racing Club, visit their website: http://xtreme-action-images.com/sandrace/index.html.