Weekend in pictures: a bike ride, roller derby, volleyball on the beach and country fair fun

Bournemouth Echo: Crowds at Christchurch Festival Crowds at Christchurch Festival

THERE may not have been wall-to-wall sunshine but there was certainly no shortage of events in Dorset at the weekend!

Here's how the weekend looked in pictures:

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Helmets, hotpants and an inflatable dinosaur - it could only be the dino-themed roller derby! The Dorset Roller Girls hosted Plymouth City Roller Girls and two other teams in what turned out to be a nail biting four-hour extravaganza.

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Hundreds of music lovers descened on the Quomps for the popular Christchurch Festival and were entertained by the likes of Red Crow, Galahad, Voodoo Vegas and the Funkaholics.

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Meyrick Park hosted the country's biggest touch rugby event of its kind for the Oakmeadians RFC annual tournament.

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Over at The Orchard Nursery in Kinson, youngsters enjoyed games and rides, a bouncy castle and barbecue at a fundraising fun day for the charity Megan’s Smile.

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The Sandbanks Beach Volleyball Festival, the largest Junior Beach Volleyball Festival in the UK, saw young people competing for the prestigious British Volleyball Champion titles.

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While Poole's oldest woman, Eve Ward, celebrated her 107th birthday!

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Hundreds of people flocked to Queen's Park Academy's first ever country fair, which featured a birds of prey display, farmer's market, pony rides arena and a small animal cuddle corner.

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Nearly 800 people got in the saddle and took to the county's roads to raise money for charity in the 26th annual Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride

 

 

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3:07pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Margit says...

So typical of the Bournemouth Echo! The best event and News worthy article was pushed to last!!! The Macmillan cycle ride is by far more interesting and of more importance than the drivel of our taxes spend on Dorset to make it easier for FAT bellied "businessmen" to get even fatter all in a so called "bringing more jobs" when we know in fact there will be job losses!
But hey! The Macmillan cycle ride : were are the pictures? a propper update?
come on Echomen give us what we realy want to know, we dont want to know the spur road is getting a facelift or another lane, all this means i,we, us , the taxpayer in Dorset are facing more delays in getting to and from work........after all who are we? JUST THE POOR BASTARDS WHO HAVE TO COUGH UP TO FUND IT!
So typical of the Bournemouth Echo! The best event and News worthy article was pushed to last!!! The Macmillan cycle ride is by far more interesting and of more importance than the drivel of our taxes spend on Dorset to make it easier for FAT bellied "businessmen" to get even fatter all in a so called "bringing more jobs" when we know in fact there will be job losses! But hey! The Macmillan cycle ride : were are the pictures? a propper update? come on Echomen give us what we realy want to know, we dont want to know the spur road is getting a facelift or another lane, all this means i,we, us , the taxpayer in Dorset are facing more delays in getting to and from work........after all who are we? JUST THE POOR BASTARDS WHO HAVE TO COUGH UP TO FUND IT! Margit
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12:01am Tue 8 Jul 14

boardsandphotos says...

The Macmillan Ride had it's very own piece last week promoting the event. I am sure there will be a follow up.

I'm pretty certain the order of the events in this report are in no actual order at all, each one will have people that will be interested so don't feel too hard done by, looks like all ages and abilities had some fun this weekend.

Even as a charity event cyclist myself and well done to all those who took part in the ride this weekend, sorry, the news about the spur road is more relevant to more people, that's just how it is.

Cheer up!
The Macmillan Ride had it's very own piece last week promoting the event. I am sure there will be a follow up. I'm pretty certain the order of the events in this report are in no actual order at all, each one will have people that will be interested so don't feel too hard done by, looks like all ages and abilities had some fun this weekend. Even as a charity event cyclist myself and well done to all those who took part in the ride this weekend, sorry, the news about the spur road is more relevant to more people, that's just how it is. Cheer up! boardsandphotos
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9:04am Tue 8 Jul 14

GarrySibbald says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
The Macmillan Ride had it's very own piece last week promoting the event. I am sure there will be a follow up.

I'm pretty certain the order of the events in this report are in no actual order at all, each one will have people that will be interested so don't feel too hard done by, looks like all ages and abilities had some fun this weekend.

Even as a charity event cyclist myself and well done to all those who took part in the ride this weekend, sorry, the news about the spur road is more relevant to more people, that's just how it is.

Cheer up!
I agree! And having just cycled the entire length (and back) of the Wessex Way - in the Bournemouth International Triathlon, which also didn't get a mention in this article - improvements to the Wessex Way are well overdue. I've got a sore backside to prove it!
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: The Macmillan Ride had it's very own piece last week promoting the event. I am sure there will be a follow up. I'm pretty certain the order of the events in this report are in no actual order at all, each one will have people that will be interested so don't feel too hard done by, looks like all ages and abilities had some fun this weekend. Even as a charity event cyclist myself and well done to all those who took part in the ride this weekend, sorry, the news about the spur road is more relevant to more people, that's just how it is. Cheer up![/p][/quote]I agree! And having just cycled the entire length (and back) of the Wessex Way - in the Bournemouth International Triathlon, which also didn't get a mention in this article - improvements to the Wessex Way are well overdue. I've got a sore backside to prove it! GarrySibbald
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