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Dream Machines Bike Night back to 26 week season for 2017

Just two weeks ago it was announced that the popular Dream Machines Bike Night season would be reduced to 18 weeks but after local businesses rallied together for volunteers the event has now been re-instated to it’s full 26 week season.

Previously the event has run from April to September but this year it was announced that due to a lack of volunteers it would only run from May to August. Following this announcement Poole Quay businesses including The Lord Nelson, Poole Quay Fish & Chips Kiosk and Quayside Emporium have successfully campaigned to bring together a new group of volunteers to help support the event.

The new Volunteer Marshals will be providing support particularly in April and September, the two months the event was due to lose.

With Poole Tourism providing paid Marshals from May to end of August, the support of the new Volunteer Marshals will ensure the event can now run safely for a full season in 2017.

Graham Richardson, Poole Tourism Manager, said; “Huge thanks go to the Poole Quay businesses for working to make this happen. With them providing support through their volunteers to cover for the months of April and September it means that riders will now be able to enjoy the full 26 weeks of Dream Machines as usual. The event could not happen without them and we hope that riders will come out and show their thanks and support for Volunteer Marshals, the Quay businesses and the event.”

The aim is that with the help of the new volunteers, Poole Dream Machines will again have a passionate and committed group of Volunteer Marshals who are willing and able to support the event in future years.

Leigh Whittall, owner of the Fish and Chips Kiosk, said; “Dream Machines is a really important event for Poole Quay and the businesses operating there. It is part of Poole’s heritage and is vital to keep businesses and facilities open for everyone to use. It is fantastic that people are now showing their support but we are on the look out for more, as with a bigger pool of volunteers it makes it more manageable for people to be involved.”

Graham Richardson,said; “Whilst it’s great that the event will now take place for 2017, it’s really important that more volunteers, especially riders who enjoy the event, get involved and make the effort to support it. If people don’t we could be in be in this position again next year or in danger of losing it altogether.”

Anyone who would like to volunteer can contact The Lord Nelson (01202 776226), the Fish and Chip Kiosk (01202 672622), Quayside Emporium (01202 679333) or email: tourism@pooletourism.com.

The first meet of the season will now take place on Tuesday 4th April 2017. To find out more about the event please click here.