Advice issued for visitors planning trip to first-ever Bournemouth Wheels Festival

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AS the Bournemouth Wheels Festival draws nearer, organisers have issued advice on getting there for those planning to attend.

Roads around the town will be closed to accommodate the attractions, particularly around the East Cliff.

There will also be closures in the town centre on the evening of the final day, Monday May 26, to make way for cycling events.

East Overcliff Drive will be shut from Wednesday, May 21, for a week, with other roads on the East Cliff closed for the weekend of the event, May 24-26.

Jon Weaver, Bournemouth Wheels Festival director, said: “With thousands of festival goers expected in the town, if you can leave your car at home we would strongly advise you to do so.

“With excellent public transport links in and around the town you will be able to make your way to the Festival easily. If, however, bringing your car is unavoidable then we have a Park and Ride service in place to make the trip as stress-free as possible.”

The event website – bournemouthwheels.co.uk – will feature an interactive map, which, when accessed from a mobile device, will provide information on activities and events happening close by.

Mr Weaver added: “If you’re new to the town, once you arrive the Geo-Mapping device will be able to guide you to the locations where you want to be, so that you don’t miss any of the action.

“Whether it’s monster trucks or motorbikes you’re interested in, just filter your choices and the app will give you directions to the show of your choice taking into account you current location.”

The event’s Park and Ride will be open at Kings Park on all three days from 9am to 10.30pm and will cost £10 per car.

The festival will see wheels-related events around the town, including monster trucks on the beach, a demonstration straight on the East Overcliff, where there will be classic racing cars and bikes, stunt bikes at Pier Approach and supercars and classic cars on display on the seafront, at the Pavilion and at the BIC.

See the full list of road closures at bournemouthecho.co.uk/ wheels n The souvenir programme for the event will cost £7 and will contain detailed information about all the attractions, as well as featuring discounts on grandstand seating and Monster Truck rides.

It is available now to pre-order at bournemouthwheels.co.uk and will be available from the Tourism Information Centre soon.

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1:10pm Mon 19 May 14

PUZZLED ONE says...

This sounds a bit like similar advice given for the Weymouth Olymprics - don't come cos the roads will all be busy or closed!
This sounds a bit like similar advice given for the Weymouth Olymprics - don't come cos the roads will all be busy or closed! PUZZLED ONE
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2:27pm Mon 19 May 14

MrDMan says...

I'll probably park at Poole and hop on the train in to town then!

Worth getting this advice upfront! Cheers
I'll probably park at Poole and hop on the train in to town then! Worth getting this advice upfront! Cheers MrDMan
  • Score: 10

6:55pm Mon 19 May 14

Townee says...

I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?
I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC? Townee
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7:25pm Mon 19 May 14

AnastasiaB says...

OOO a bank holiday is coming up let's close the East Cliff so no one can get to Bournemouth without being fleeced of £10 before they get here. Also nothing else is going on during the weekend but this, so we won't be stopping anyone doing anything.
OOO a bank holiday is coming up let's close the East Cliff so no one can get to Bournemouth without being fleeced of £10 before they get here. Also nothing else is going on during the weekend but this, so we won't be stopping anyone doing anything. AnastasiaB
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8:38pm Mon 19 May 14

Redgolfer says...

Townee wrote:
I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?
Quite agree with your predicament, this Council NEVER thinks, it will be the same down Old Christchurch Road after 10pm soon ???
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?[/p][/quote]Quite agree with your predicament, this Council NEVER thinks, it will be the same down Old Christchurch Road after 10pm soon ??? Redgolfer
  • Score: 3

9:10pm Mon 19 May 14

master plan says...

We are doing an event, we are getting sponsors so it helps fund the event there will be stalls which we will sell them a plot to sell from to fund this free event. But if you want to attend you have got to pay £10 to use a park and ride!
Get me if I'm wrong but £10 park and ride is a bit steep Bournemouth council ripping us off again
We are doing an event, we are getting sponsors so it helps fund the event there will be stalls which we will sell them a plot to sell from to fund this free event. But if you want to attend you have got to pay £10 to use a park and ride! Get me if I'm wrong but £10 park and ride is a bit steep Bournemouth council ripping us off again master plan
  • Score: 7

10:59pm Mon 19 May 14

arthur1948 says...

Where are all the. new car park spaces we were promised....to replace those lost through development?
Where are all the. new car park spaces we were promised....to replace those lost through development? arthur1948
  • Score: 1

5:20am Tue 20 May 14

AustinMark says...

Townee wrote:
I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?
Did you not read the article? Leave your car at home and walk!
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?[/p][/quote]Did you not read the article? Leave your car at home and walk! AustinMark
  • Score: -6

7:18am Tue 20 May 14

DDL13total says...

Townee wrote:
I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?
get a bus or train then they both have ramps
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?[/p][/quote]get a bus or train then they both have ramps DDL13total
  • Score: 1

7:39am Tue 20 May 14

billy bumble says...

Townee wrote:
I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?
Well now - let's examine this

The Bournemouth Council for once do something more or less right and launch a huge event , likely to be extremely popular, probably to become an annual event , and certain to bring a lot of money into the town

And you don't think this should happen because you're disabled

You selfish selfish small minded person
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?[/p][/quote]Well now - let's examine this The Bournemouth Council for once do something more or less right and launch a huge event , likely to be extremely popular, probably to become an annual event , and certain to bring a lot of money into the town And you don't think this should happen because you're disabled You selfish selfish small minded person billy bumble
  • Score: -5

1:15pm Tue 20 May 14

speedy231278 says...

billy bumble wrote:
Townee wrote:
I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?
Well now - let's examine this

The Bournemouth Council for once do something more or less right and launch a huge event , likely to be extremely popular, probably to become an annual event , and certain to bring a lot of money into the town

And you don't think this should happen because you're disabled

You selfish selfish small minded person
I presume that's irony or sarcasm, as if not, it's the biggest piece of hypocrisy since the last time the Town Hall said something.....
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?[/p][/quote]Well now - let's examine this The Bournemouth Council for once do something more or less right and launch a huge event , likely to be extremely popular, probably to become an annual event , and certain to bring a lot of money into the town And you don't think this should happen because you're disabled You selfish selfish small minded person[/p][/quote]I presume that's irony or sarcasm, as if not, it's the biggest piece of hypocrisy since the last time the Town Hall said something..... speedy231278
  • Score: 3

4:40pm Tue 20 May 14

poolecatnip says...

Hope the wheels festival goes well for the town but £10 per car for park and ride is a bit steep!
Hope the wheels festival goes well for the town but £10 per car for park and ride is a bit steep! poolecatnip
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5:17pm Tue 20 May 14

AnastasiaB says...

billy bumble wrote:
Townee wrote:
I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?
Well now - let's examine this

The Bournemouth Council for once do something more or less right and launch a huge event , likely to be extremely popular, probably to become an annual event , and certain to bring a lot of money into the town

And you don't think this should happen because you're disabled

You selfish selfish small minded person
You are the selfish small minded person as the Town is for everyone and this is not the only event going on in Town but it is putting huge restrictions on everything, Bring money to the town, when have we heard that before. The traders won't get it as it will stop anyone who is not interested in this type of event going into town and those that do are more likely not to spend having cost them to get here. Oh and the fact that someone is disabled is not the question here. It is about parking.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I'm going to a concert at the BIC and am disabled. What am I supposed to do to be able to park in the BIC?[/p][/quote]Well now - let's examine this The Bournemouth Council for once do something more or less right and launch a huge event , likely to be extremely popular, probably to become an annual event , and certain to bring a lot of money into the town And you don't think this should happen because you're disabled You selfish selfish small minded person[/p][/quote]You are the selfish small minded person as the Town is for everyone and this is not the only event going on in Town but it is putting huge restrictions on everything, Bring money to the town, when have we heard that before. The traders won't get it as it will stop anyone who is not interested in this type of event going into town and those that do are more likely not to spend having cost them to get here. Oh and the fact that someone is disabled is not the question here. It is about parking. AnastasiaB
  • Score: -1

1:04pm Wed 21 May 14

Arthur Maureen says...

The highlight of the weekend will be Suzygirl being jettisoned off the end of Bournemouth Pier strapped to her moped. Live from 6 pm Monday
The highlight of the weekend will be Suzygirl being jettisoned off the end of Bournemouth Pier strapped to her moped. Live from 6 pm Monday Arthur Maureen
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5:52pm Wed 21 May 14

Phixer says...

Oh, the irony of a wheels-related event when the advice is 'leave your wheels at home'!
Oh, the irony of a wheels-related event when the advice is 'leave your wheels at home'! Phixer
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