It’s coming: sign signals countdown to Bournemouth Wheels Festival

Bournemouth Echo: ON A ROLL NOW: Jon Weaver, Wheels Festival director, and Des Simmons, chairman of the Coastal Business Improvement District ON A ROLL NOW: Jon Weaver, Wheels Festival director, and Des Simmons, chairman of the Coastal Business Improvement District

A LARGE sign has been placed at the entrance to Bournemouth town centre as preparations for the first ever Wheels Festival get under way.

The creation, which was made by the building maintenance team at the borough council, displays the festival’s logo and has been placed near the St Paul’s Roundabout – much like the jet during the air festival – to welcome visitors.

The festival’s primary sponsor is the Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) and chairman Des Simmons said: “We are proud to be the lead sponsor of the new Wheels Festival because we see it as a hugely beneficial addition to Bournemouth’s year-round calendar of amazing events.

“It will introduce a new range of visitors to all that Bournemouth has to offer and we aim to use it as a key theme in the BIDs marketing to attract staying visitors next spring.

“It underlines how well the BID and Bournemouth Tourism can combine to make these innovative ideas actually happen.

“It meets our objective of bringing new off-season business and shows our commitment to helping launch major new events.”

The Bournemouth Wheels Festival is a free three-day family festival taking place from Saturday, May 24, to Monday, May 26.

Crowds can expect to see high energy action across the town and seafront – from beautiful historic classic cars to world-class BMX stunts, monster truck parades and supercars.

There will be four grandstands along the beach to watch demonstrations, as well as evening live entertainment, shopping, food and fireworks.

Find much more on the Bournemouth Wheels Festival in our special section 

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10:06am Thu 24 Apr 14

anotherfatslob says...

crock o ****
crock o **** anotherfatslob
  • Score: -12

10:28am Thu 24 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
crock o ****
Stay at home then!
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: crock o ****[/p][/quote]Stay at home then! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 9

10:48am Thu 24 Apr 14

anotherfatslob says...

Yes I will do something better.
Yes I will do something better. anotherfatslob
  • Score: -3

10:56am Thu 24 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
Yes I will do something better.
I hear the 645ft walk along Swanage Pier is lovely this time of year?
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Yes I will do something better.[/p][/quote]I hear the 645ft walk along Swanage Pier is lovely this time of year? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 5

11:09am Thu 24 Apr 14

retry69 says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
anotherfatslob wrote:
Yes I will do something better.
I hear the 645ft walk along Swanage Pier is lovely this time of year?
646ft would be better!
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Yes I will do something better.[/p][/quote]I hear the 645ft walk along Swanage Pier is lovely this time of year?[/p][/quote]646ft would be better! retry69
  • Score: 3

11:13am Thu 24 Apr 14

anotherfatslob says...

Haha,you're so much better.
Haha,you're so much better. anotherfatslob
  • Score: -2

11:31am Thu 24 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

retry69 wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
anotherfatslob wrote:
Yes I will do something better.
I hear the 645ft walk along Swanage Pier is lovely this time of year?
646ft would be better!
The pier is 642.5ft long, I didn't think 1ft would be enough ;)
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Yes I will do something better.[/p][/quote]I hear the 645ft walk along Swanage Pier is lovely this time of year?[/p][/quote]646ft would be better![/p][/quote]The pier is 642.5ft long, I didn't think 1ft would be enough ;) BarrHumbug
  • Score: 2

11:34am Thu 24 Apr 14

retry69 says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
retry69 wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
anotherfatslob wrote:
Yes I will do something better.
I hear the 645ft walk along Swanage Pier is lovely this time of year?
646ft would be better!
The pier is 642.5ft long, I didn't think 1ft would be enough ;)
Oh right,but we were thinking along the same lines though :)
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Yes I will do something better.[/p][/quote]I hear the 645ft walk along Swanage Pier is lovely this time of year?[/p][/quote]646ft would be better![/p][/quote]The pier is 642.5ft long, I didn't think 1ft would be enough ;)[/p][/quote]Oh right,but we were thinking along the same lines though :) retry69
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Baywolf says...

There is a £10 charge for stands! So not a fully free event . But advice is get there early. A good idea though wish it success .
There is a £10 charge for stands! So not a fully free event . But advice is get there early. A good idea though wish it success . Baywolf
  • Score: 0

12:13pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

thankfully the sign doesn't block the other signs directing visitors to the surf reef
thankfully the sign doesn't block the other signs directing visitors to the surf reef Bob49
  • Score: 0

4:18pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Humf says...

Sounds as exciting as the "it's not really the surf reef but an oversized-carrier bag dive site with some plastic rocks" family event.
Sounds as exciting as the "it's not really the surf reef but an oversized-carrier bag dive site with some plastic rocks" family event. Humf
  • Score: 0

10:03pm Thu 24 Apr 14

grumpface says...

its not actually FREE though :s to see the demonstrations its £10 each!! bit mis leading ....
its not actually FREE though :s to see the demonstrations its £10 each!! bit mis leading .... grumpface
  • Score: 1

11:37pm Thu 24 Apr 14

ScoobyVic says...

I saw the new sign last night, I think it looks quite good. And I'm very much looking forward to the festival too, be nice to have different cars on show other than the VW ones we sometimes have down on the prom (which I also like by the way)
I saw the new sign last night, I think it looks quite good. And I'm very much looking forward to the festival too, be nice to have different cars on show other than the VW ones we sometimes have down on the prom (which I also like by the way) ScoobyVic
  • Score: 0

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