Thursday, 23 February 2012
MONARCH OF MARGATE BEACH CROSS WEEKEND
International quad bike racing returns to Margate Main Sands in March, after Thanet District Council stepped in to sponsor the event.
Around 10,000 spectators are expected to turn out to see a host of national and international riders tackle the sand course for the Monarch of Margate Beach Cross Weekend over Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March. Action starts at 10.00 am each day, with 24 races to enjoy in total, including adult and youth quad bikes.
Organised by the Quad Bike Association, this popular event, which is now into its sixth year, will be free of charge to watch. For the third year running, Margate will host the BXUK British Beach Cross Championships, with rounds one and two taking place over the two days.
Cabinet Member for Community Services, Cllr. Iris Johnston said: “The council is delighted to see the Beach Cross weekend returning to the town and to work with the local and international organisers. The event has become a great draw over the last few years to bring people into Margate at the start of each season. I’m sure it will just as popular and enjoyable this year. I’m looking forward to a superb weekend of sporting entertainment to kick off 2012, an exciting year for sport, which will of course culminate with the Olympic torch coming through the area in July.”