Roar of engines return to Poole Quay as popular bike rides in for new season

DREAM MACHINES: Scenes from the weekly bike night

DREAM MACHINES: Scenes from the weekly bike night

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

IT’S a sure sign that the nights are getting warmer and summer is on its way.

Poole is set to hear the roar of engines from Tuesday night as the weekly bike nights on the quay get underway for another season.

BLD Dream Machines is set to see around 1,000 bikes gather each Tuesday night from April 1 until September 30.

The quay will be closed off to other traffic to allow spectators to fully enjoy the popular spectacle.

Entry is just £1 a time, or a season armband can be bought for £8.50 on the night, or £7.50 in advance from the Welcome Centre on the quay.

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 and Bike of the Night mug. All weekly winners will also get invited back to take part in the Bike of the Year finale on September 30.

Surplus from ticket sales will be given to charities at the end of the summer.

Bruce Grant-Braham, chairman of the Poole Tourism Partnership, said: “Dream Machines is one of Poole’s most popular events and we are looking forward to a fantastic year with the new sponsors BLD. Its return means that summer has really started in Poole.”

Stuart Dobson, BLD’s operations director, added: “Many of those who come are local, but the reputation of Dream Machines has grown so much that enthusiasts from across the UK regularly attend.

“Having been involved in the event for a couple of years now we’ve seen everything from custom builds to home restoration projects and iconic designs, so the variety of bikes on display is amazing.

“The enthusiasm and passion of everyone involved from the bikers to the marshals is fantastic.

“It’s one of the reasons we wanted to be involved and it’s something we are really proud to support.”

Anyone who wants to help as a marshal can contact Anne Simpson on 07973 474050.

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9:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Wotty69 says...

What if you don't like bikes and you want to go for a walk along the quay, I am all for charities, and I pay my share, but to charge to walk along the quay which I have done for 53 years I think it's taken the p..... I think Poole council are following Christchuch council ripping the locals off!!
What if you don't like bikes and you want to go for a walk along the quay, I am all for charities, and I pay my share, but to charge to walk along the quay which I have done for 53 years I think it's taken the p..... I think Poole council are following Christchuch council ripping the locals off!! Wotty69
  • Score: -1

9:19pm Sat 29 Mar 14

sprintervanman says...

Wotty69 wrote:
What if you don't like bikes and you want to go for a walk along the quay, I am all for charities, and I pay my share, but to charge to walk along the quay which I have done for 53 years I think it's taken the p..... I think Poole council are following Christchuch council ripping the locals off!!
I think you will find the fee is to motorcycles arriving at the Quay and not to the chap out for a stroll on a Summers Evening.
[quote][p][bold]Wotty69[/bold] wrote: What if you don't like bikes and you want to go for a walk along the quay, I am all for charities, and I pay my share, but to charge to walk along the quay which I have done for 53 years I think it's taken the p..... I think Poole council are following Christchuch council ripping the locals off!![/p][/quote]I think you will find the fee is to motorcycles arriving at the Quay and not to the chap out for a stroll on a Summers Evening. sprintervanman
  • Score: 7

9:47pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Boscomite says...

Wotty69 wrote:
What if you don't like bikes and you want to go for a walk along the quay, I am all for charities, and I pay my share, but to charge to walk along the quay which I have done for 53 years I think it's taken the p..... I think Poole council are following Christchuch council ripping the locals off!!
You have the other six nights a week to have it your way. I don't like boats. Why shouldn't I be allowed to stroll along the quay, without being subjected to them?
[quote][p][bold]Wotty69[/bold] wrote: What if you don't like bikes and you want to go for a walk along the quay, I am all for charities, and I pay my share, but to charge to walk along the quay which I have done for 53 years I think it's taken the p..... I think Poole council are following Christchuch council ripping the locals off!![/p][/quote]You have the other six nights a week to have it your way. I don't like boats. Why shouldn't I be allowed to stroll along the quay, without being subjected to them? Boscomite
  • Score: -1

10:27pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

I am always amused to hear the emasculated whimper of British bikes at this rally.

Come to a Harley rally in Daytona......hear the real roar...............
I am always amused to hear the emasculated whimper of British bikes at this rally. Come to a Harley rally in Daytona......hear the real roar............... Yankee1
  • Score: 1

10:53pm Sat 29 Mar 14

sprintervanman says...

Yankee1 wrote:
I am always amused to hear the emasculated whimper of British bikes at this rally.

Come to a Harley rally in Daytona......hear the real roar...............
I suppose on the plus side you dont get shot dead by the local cops for doing 70 on a motorcycle.....can a Harley do 70 without falling apart ?( very much tongue in cheek in jest i say) :-)
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: I am always amused to hear the emasculated whimper of British bikes at this rally. Come to a Harley rally in Daytona......hear the real roar...............[/p][/quote]I suppose on the plus side you dont get shot dead by the local cops for doing 70 on a motorcycle.....can a Harley do 70 without falling apart ?( very much tongue in cheek in jest i say) :-) sprintervanman
  • Score: 6

4:37am Sun 30 Mar 14

misplacedspaniard says...

Back to lonely Tuesday nights whilst my partner and father in law go out and perve over bikes (!)

My other half has a couple of motorbikes and is a bit obsessed. I've been down there a couple of times with them. Bikers are a lovely group of people but I was bored.

Just not my thing.
Back to lonely Tuesday nights whilst my partner and father in law go out and perve over bikes (!) My other half has a couple of motorbikes and is a bit obsessed. I've been down there a couple of times with them. Bikers are a lovely group of people but I was bored. Just not my thing. misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 5

10:31am Sun 30 Mar 14

Plumber64 says...

Great to see the return of a very successful night ,well organised and a pleasure to see. I think the Quay do great things in the summer and support a vast age range do ages to be entertain .

Don't ruin it Poole by catering for the high earning market they don't support Business, the way the rest of your visitors do.

Music festival ,bike night and car nights what ever can be next ? A certain flash Bankrupt in a set of stocks while people throw rotten fruit and veg at it ?....
Great to see the return of a very successful night ,well organised and a pleasure to see. I think the Quay do great things in the summer and support a vast age range do ages to be entertain . Don't ruin it Poole by catering for the high earning market they don't support Business, the way the rest of your visitors do. Music festival ,bike night and car nights what ever can be next ? A certain flash Bankrupt in a set of stocks while people throw rotten fruit and veg at it ?.... Plumber64
  • Score: 3

8:49am Mon 31 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

If they got proper jobs they'd be able to afford a car.
Time to put the toys away,
For god sake cut the red wire...... blar....blar....blar
.....
If they got proper jobs they'd be able to afford a car. Time to put the toys away, For god sake cut the red wire...... blar....blar....blar ..... Franks Tank
  • Score: 0

9:34am Mon 31 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Yankee1 wrote:
I am always amused to hear the emasculated whimper of British bikes at this rally. Come to a Harley rally in Daytona......hear the real roar...............
Are you having a laugh! Harleys (aka gulley suckers/tractors) they may roar but that is about all they can do. They have leather saddlebags so they can pick up all the bits that fall off them LOL!. If you want to hear a real roar come to a quarter of a mile sprint! I think there is one Harley that goes there - says it all really.........
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: I am always amused to hear the emasculated whimper of British bikes at this rally. Come to a Harley rally in Daytona......hear the real roar...............[/p][/quote]Are you having a laugh! Harleys (aka gulley suckers/tractors) they may roar but that is about all they can do. They have leather saddlebags so they can pick up all the bits that fall off them LOL!. If you want to hear a real roar come to a quarter of a mile sprint! I think there is one Harley that goes there - says it all really......... suzigirl
  • Score: -1

9:36am Mon 31 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Franks Tank wrote:
If they got proper jobs they'd be able to afford a car. Time to put the toys away, For god sake cut the red wire...... blar....blar....blar .....
copying Jeremy Clarkson I see - very original YAWN!
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: If they got proper jobs they'd be able to afford a car. Time to put the toys away, For god sake cut the red wire...... blar....blar....blar .....[/p][/quote]copying Jeremy Clarkson I see - very original YAWN! suzigirl
  • Score: -1

10:01am Mon 31 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

suzigirl wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
If they got proper jobs they'd be able to afford a car. Time to put the toys away, For god sake cut the red wire...... blar....blar....blar .....
copying Jeremy Clarkson I see - very original YAWN!
Annoying isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: If they got proper jobs they'd be able to afford a car. Time to put the toys away, For god sake cut the red wire...... blar....blar....blar .....[/p][/quote]copying Jeremy Clarkson I see - very original YAWN![/p][/quote]Annoying isn't it? Franks Tank
  • Score: 1

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