With just a few weeks to go until the UK’s biggest wheels-themed family festival, organisers have announced a host of brand new attractions for 2016, including a daredevil motorcycle stunt team, international championship racing on the beach and an Italian Job-style car chase with a British seaside twist!.
Now in its third year and taking place from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 June, the free-to- view Bournemouth Wheels Festival is a fully charged showcase of all things that go round and round!
Friend of the festival and TV precision driving ace, Paul Swift, is back again with a new show based on classic movie, The Italian Job. Complete with red, white and blue Mini Cooper S’s, a sneak preview of the cleverly choreographed car chase has already achieved more than 85,000 views on social media and the actual display will even feature a police car in hot pursuit!
Also new for this year is the Two Brothers Motorcycle Stunt Team, bringing a jaw- dropping show to the cliff-top Pop-Up Arenas starring professional TV and film street bike stunt riders, Ashley Mark (Ash) and Mark Van Driel (Vandal). In another Wheels debut, there are more motorcycle tricks and trials on the beach with displays from the Xtreme Stunt Team.
A major pull for motorheads will be the 2016 BXUK British Beachcross Championship – an international race series for solo and quad bike teams and riders which will take place on the golden sands next to Boscombe Pier.
Councillor Lawrence Williams, Portfolio Holder for Tourism, said: “It’s exciting to see such a wide range of new attractions for Wheels 2016. The festival is well established in Bournemouth’s event calendar and it’s wonderful that it continues to evolve and appeal to new participants and performers, many of whom are well respected in both the motor and entertainment industries.”
In a fantastic festival first and thanks to support from Bournemouth’s Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID), a 42-metre big wheel comes to Bournemouth from 13 May – 5 June, offering spectacular panoramic views of the resort and its breathtaking coastline.