Top 10 things to do at the first-ever Bournemouth Wheels Festival

Top 10 things to do at the first-ever Bournemouth Wheels Festival

Top 10 things to do at the first-ever Bournemouth Wheels Festival

First published in News by

With a jam-packed schedule of events for the first-ever Bournemouth Wheels Festival, who needs the glitz and glamour of the Monaco grand prix?

We’ve got all the action on our doorstep this Bank Holiday weekend, so here is a taster of what’s on, plus our top picks of what to see over the weekend – in no particular order!

1. Monster trucks? On Bournemouth beach? YES! – check out Team BIGFOOT who will be carrying out car crashing stunts and other antics throughout the weekend from 12noon until 6pm over the weekend and on Monday from 11am-5pm.

And if that’s not enough excitement for you, there will be the chance to have a ride in them between performances.

There is grandstand seating for those who fancy a rest between zones as well! 

Bournemouth Echo: FLYING: Bigfoot crushes cars

Lisa Harris monsterphotos.co.uk

2. Want to see Formula One cars tear along a special course on the East Cliff?

Then head to the demonstration straight to see four groups of six cars – Formula One, Le Mans, supercars and two Moto GP bikes – race along the specially-made course.

Michael Schumacher’s 1992 Benetton, a 1989 Camel Lotus 101 once driven by Nelson Piquet and a 1984 Toleman which had Ayrton Senna behind the wheel, will all be part of the very unique extravaganza.

Some of the cars which took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans will also be on display including the Ferrari Daytona Competition raced by Maranello Concessionaires in the 1970s.

Plus, the Ferrari TRC 500 which finished seventh in the 1957 race and a Ford GT40 raced by Jochen Rindt and Lotus Formula One driver Innes Ireland.

Also, taking to the demo straight will be the 2001 Orange Arrows A22 driven by Jos Verstappen, and the 1987 Arrows A10 Megatron Turbo driven by former British racing driver Derek Warwick.

There will be action from 10am-6.30pm at the weekend and from 10am-5pm on Monday.

Bournemouth Echo: VROOM: A selection of cars that will be on display at the Wheels Festival

3. Watch the first ever attempt by a motorcyclist to jump over Bournemouth’s Pier on Saturday and Sunday evenings. The daredevil stunt has never been done before so get ready to cheer the riders on and witness a piece of record-breaking history.

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Pier

4. Like the thought of owning a supercar or want to check out a racing model? Then get yourself along to the BIC over the Bank Holiday weekend to gaze at the Supercar Show which will have with some of the most sought-after vehicles of all time on display.

5. Do you have an aspiring BMX rider or skater in the family? Well why not take them to see the freewheel stunts of Team Extreme who will be carrying out four shows a day along with coaching youngsters – or older adventurers – on certain stunts. There will be four shows a day at the cycle village on Bournemouth Pier Approach.

Bournemouth Echo: BMX bikers dazzle onlookers with show-stopping stunts

6. Paralympic fever will be revived with a range of wheelchair sports being shown during the weekend at Pier Approach. Visitors can take part, have their picture taken with the Sochi Paralympic torch and learn more about the incredible Paralympic movement.

Bournemouth Echo: Paralympic Torch comes to Marlow

The Sochi torch

7. Love teddy bears? Got a bike? Then we have the perfect event for you. As well as the Bears on Bikes, there will be a host of other cycling related events on Monday evening including the Watch the Wheels Relay Challenge, an elite race with speeds of up to 40mph and the spectacular Night Glow special. Click here for more details.

Bournemouth Echo: Giles Crist and Rob Benepal from Bournemouth Round Table, four-year-old Annabelle Corbett and a bear on a bike!

8. Dakar Rally desert cars will be tearing up the sand over the weekend with demonstrations from midday alongside military vehicle and displays from the Royal Navy and Army.

Bournemouth Echo: TESTING TIME: The DW3 kicks up some dirt

9. Motocross fans, there is also something to satisfy your appetite over the weekend with Freestyle Motocross FMX experts performing crazy stunts and jumps – not just over Bournemouth Pier. With regular shows from 1pm-7pm there is no excuse to miss out.

Bournemouth Echo: RACE: Action on the beach

10. Vintage Cars - And for those, who prefer something a little more sedate, a slower pace from the action of jumps, stunts and daredevil freewheeling, then take yourself down to the Pavilion for an exclusive gathering of vintage cars. The assembly will celebrate one of the best motoring gatherings of the era, the first ever Concours d’Elegance and will see more than 50 prestige marques such as Rolls Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Talbot, MG, Riley and Frazer Nash.

Bournemouth Echo: Vintage cars set to be the stars of the show at Bournemouth Wheels Festival

For more information about what's happening at the Wheel Festival, check out our section dedicated to the event here

Comments (16)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:48am Fri 23 May 14

Chriswood says...

Who needs this, full stop!!
Who needs this, full stop!! Chriswood
  • Score: -48

11:34am Fri 23 May 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

Dare I say the need is still there for indoor attractions! Think they should have had things going on at BIC as well!
Dare I say the need is still there for indoor attractions! Think they should have had things going on at BIC as well! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 6

12:00pm Fri 23 May 14

s-pb2 says...

I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it.

I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.
I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it. I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm. s-pb2
  • Score: -30

12:28pm Fri 23 May 14

pickles n2t says...

Entity BMX shop!! Dorset's only BMX Store!! Based inside Prevail!!
Would of been nice if local event catered for the local companies!
Entity BMX shop!! Dorset's only BMX Store!! Based inside Prevail!! Would of been nice if local event catered for the local companies! pickles n2t
  • Score: 0

12:32pm Fri 23 May 14

Mindvor says...

Looking forward to it, should be a lot of fun :) (and I'm sure the beach will 'recover', sands pretty good at being raked back into place, I hear)
Looking forward to it, should be a lot of fun :) (and I'm sure the beach will 'recover', sands pretty good at being raked back into place, I hear) Mindvor
  • Score: 16

12:33pm Fri 23 May 14

ragj195 says...

s-pb2 wrote:
I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it.

I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.
How do you damage a beach?
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it. I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.[/p][/quote]How do you damage a beach? ragj195
  • Score: 12

1:00pm Fri 23 May 14

ranger_bob says...

ragj195 wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it.

I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.
How do you damage a beach?
I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur.
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it. I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.[/p][/quote]How do you damage a beach?[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur. ranger_bob
  • Score: -4

3:33pm Fri 23 May 14

Davey Boy2000 says...

itsneverblackorwhite wrote:
Dare I say the need is still there for indoor attractions! Think they should have had things going on at BIC as well!
Read number 4 in the article above mate !
[quote][p][bold]itsneverblackorwhite[/bold] wrote: Dare I say the need is still there for indoor attractions! Think they should have had things going on at BIC as well![/p][/quote]Read number 4 in the article above mate ! Davey Boy2000
  • Score: 5

3:48pm Fri 23 May 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

Davey Boy2000 wrote:
itsneverblackorwhite wrote:
Dare I say the need is still there for indoor attractions! Think they should have had things going on at BIC as well!
Read number 4 in the article above mate !
Yes my mistake unfortunately you cannot delete a comment!
[quote][p][bold]Davey Boy2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itsneverblackorwhite[/bold] wrote: Dare I say the need is still there for indoor attractions! Think they should have had things going on at BIC as well![/p][/quote]Read number 4 in the article above mate ![/p][/quote]Yes my mistake unfortunately you cannot delete a comment! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 6

3:58pm Fri 23 May 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

pickles n2t wrote:
Entity BMX shop!! Dorset's only BMX Store!! Based inside Prevail!!
Would of been nice if local event catered for the local companies!
The owner must have known about this event. Baffles me why they didn't approach the organisers for a pitch.
[quote][p][bold]pickles n2t[/bold] wrote: Entity BMX shop!! Dorset's only BMX Store!! Based inside Prevail!! Would of been nice if local event catered for the local companies![/p][/quote]The owner must have known about this event. Baffles me why they didn't approach the organisers for a pitch. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 4

4:03pm Fri 23 May 14

ragj195 says...

ranger_bob wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it.

I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.
How do you damage a beach?
I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur.
Man, people like you really do my head in. A small oil leak will do a "good job" of damaging the beach. Okay then.
[quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it. I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.[/p][/quote]How do you damage a beach?[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur.[/p][/quote]Man, people like you really do my head in. A small oil leak will do a "good job" of damaging the beach. Okay then. ragj195
  • Score: 4

5:04pm Fri 23 May 14

ranger_bob says...

ragj195 wrote:
ranger_bob wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it.

I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.
How do you damage a beach?
I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur.
Man, people like you really do my head in. A small oil leak will do a "good job" of damaging the beach. Okay then.
You asked how it would damage the beach, you didn't specify to what extent. It's not my fault you didn't quantify your question. If your head is done in it is by your own inanity. Learn to frame your question correctly and then have a cogent argument to back it up.
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it. I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.[/p][/quote]How do you damage a beach?[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur.[/p][/quote]Man, people like you really do my head in. A small oil leak will do a "good job" of damaging the beach. Okay then.[/p][/quote]You asked how it would damage the beach, you didn't specify to what extent. It's not my fault you didn't quantify your question. If your head is done in it is by your own inanity. Learn to frame your question correctly and then have a cogent argument to back it up. ranger_bob
  • Score: -6

5:19pm Fri 23 May 14

ragj195 says...

Errr, I'm not arguing or trying to back anything up. I'm just amazed that someone could describe an oil leak from a vehicle at this event, potentially having the capability to do "a good job" of damaging the beach.
Errr, I'm not arguing or trying to back anything up. I'm just amazed that someone could describe an oil leak from a vehicle at this event, potentially having the capability to do "a good job" of damaging the beach. ragj195
  • Score: 4

5:46pm Fri 23 May 14

guitario says...

ranger_bob wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
ranger_bob wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
s-pb2 wrote: I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it. I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.
How do you damage a beach?
I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur.
Man, people like you really do my head in. A small oil leak will do a "good job" of damaging the beach. Okay then.
You asked how it would damage the beach, you didn't specify to what extent. It's not my fault you didn't quantify your question. If your head is done in it is by your own inanity. Learn to frame your question correctly and then have a cogent argument to back it up.
There is a difference between a leak from an oil tanker and that from a car. The former can damage the beach - the latter will create a little mess that can be easily dealt with.

Also, I would think the event would draw more people to the town than it would put off. That's kind of the point...
[quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it. I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.[/p][/quote]How do you damage a beach?[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur.[/p][/quote]Man, people like you really do my head in. A small oil leak will do a "good job" of damaging the beach. Okay then.[/p][/quote]You asked how it would damage the beach, you didn't specify to what extent. It's not my fault you didn't quantify your question. If your head is done in it is by your own inanity. Learn to frame your question correctly and then have a cogent argument to back it up.[/p][/quote]There is a difference between a leak from an oil tanker and that from a car. The former can damage the beach - the latter will create a little mess that can be easily dealt with. Also, I would think the event would draw more people to the town than it would put off. That's kind of the point... guitario
  • Score: 6

7:33am Sat 24 May 14

s-pb2 says...

guitario wrote:
ranger_bob wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
ranger_bob wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
s-pb2 wrote: I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it. I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.
How do you damage a beach?
I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur.
Man, people like you really do my head in. A small oil leak will do a "good job" of damaging the beach. Okay then.
You asked how it would damage the beach, you didn't specify to what extent. It's not my fault you didn't quantify your question. If your head is done in it is by your own inanity. Learn to frame your question correctly and then have a cogent argument to back it up.
There is a difference between a leak from an oil tanker and that from a car. The former can damage the beach - the latter will create a little mess that can be easily dealt with.

Also, I would think the event would draw more people to the town than it would put off. That's kind of the point...
Just as well its pouring with rain so that thousands of people arent converging to lay out on the beaches and finding they cant get access to the beach or town. Having this 'festival' on a bank holiday weekend is one of the dumbest schemes ive heard in a long time.
[quote][p][bold]guitario[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it. I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.[/p][/quote]How do you damage a beach?[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur.[/p][/quote]Man, people like you really do my head in. A small oil leak will do a "good job" of damaging the beach. Okay then.[/p][/quote]You asked how it would damage the beach, you didn't specify to what extent. It's not my fault you didn't quantify your question. If your head is done in it is by your own inanity. Learn to frame your question correctly and then have a cogent argument to back it up.[/p][/quote]There is a difference between a leak from an oil tanker and that from a car. The former can damage the beach - the latter will create a little mess that can be easily dealt with. Also, I would think the event would draw more people to the town than it would put off. That's kind of the point...[/p][/quote]Just as well its pouring with rain so that thousands of people arent converging to lay out on the beaches and finding they cant get access to the beach or town. Having this 'festival' on a bank holiday weekend is one of the dumbest schemes ive heard in a long time. s-pb2
  • Score: -4

8:02am Sat 24 May 14

bourne free says...

s-pb2 wrote:
guitario wrote:
ranger_bob wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
ranger_bob wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
s-pb2 wrote: I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it. I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.
How do you damage a beach?
I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur.
Man, people like you really do my head in. A small oil leak will do a "good job" of damaging the beach. Okay then.
You asked how it would damage the beach, you didn't specify to what extent. It's not my fault you didn't quantify your question. If your head is done in it is by your own inanity. Learn to frame your question correctly and then have a cogent argument to back it up.
There is a difference between a leak from an oil tanker and that from a car. The former can damage the beach - the latter will create a little mess that can be easily dealt with.

Also, I would think the event would draw more people to the town than it would put off. That's kind of the point...
Just as well its pouring with rain so that thousands of people arent converging to lay out on the beaches and finding they cant get access to the beach or town. Having this 'festival' on a bank holiday weekend is one of the dumbest schemes ive heard in a long time.
how about walking a little further down the beach ??
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]guitario[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: I thought Bournemouth's biggest attraction was its miles of golden sandy beaches, yet the council are allowing monster trucks and other car races on it. I dont get it. Surely its going to damage the beach and put off more visitors to the town then any wind farm.[/p][/quote]How do you damage a beach?[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure oil and fuel leaks will do a pretty good job should they occur.[/p][/quote]Man, people like you really do my head in. A small oil leak will do a "good job" of damaging the beach. Okay then.[/p][/quote]You asked how it would damage the beach, you didn't specify to what extent. It's not my fault you didn't quantify your question. If your head is done in it is by your own inanity. Learn to frame your question correctly and then have a cogent argument to back it up.[/p][/quote]There is a difference between a leak from an oil tanker and that from a car. The former can damage the beach - the latter will create a little mess that can be easily dealt with. Also, I would think the event would draw more people to the town than it would put off. That's kind of the point...[/p][/quote]Just as well its pouring with rain so that thousands of people arent converging to lay out on the beaches and finding they cant get access to the beach or town. Having this 'festival' on a bank holiday weekend is one of the dumbest schemes ive heard in a long time.[/p][/quote]how about walking a little further down the beach ?? bourne free
  • Score: 4

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree