How to get beach race ready in 2022
Autumn has hit, which means one thing, it’s nearly beach race time! October sees us getting involved in two beach races; Weston-super-Mare and Weymouth. They always come around quickly so here’s our advice on getting beach race ready and a bit more info about each event…
RHL Weston-super-Mare beach race
When: Friday 21st – 23rd October 2022
Last entry: Midnight on the 24th September
As one of the UK’s biggest offroad motorsport events, the Weston-super-Mare beach race is a hugely popular event. Riders will be put through their paces in the 6-mile-long circuit, which usually lasts about 3 hours and boasts a 2km straight and plenty of sand mountains for the crowd to enjoy. You’ll see a range of bikes, quads and sidecars take part in the event, and alongside the main race, demos will be taking place too.
It’s not one to miss and you’ll probably spot some big names there, as well as a lot of Endurotyres stickers, look out for them!
Weymouth beach race
When: Sunday 9th October 2022
Cost: AMCA members – £45 / Non-members – £70
Last applications: 30th September at 9am
Organised by the Purbeck Motocross club, the Weymouth Beach Race has been going for over 20 years now. There are three different classes of riders each doing two races which last for about 30 minutes each, competing for the coveted first place by battling it out on the sand dunes and over the obstacles.
What to expect and how to prepare
The timetables for both events have already been released so you can see the full rundown of each day on their race websites. The Weston-super-Mare event has races available for all ages, whereas the Weymouth beach race is only for 16 years +, so be aware of this when registering.
When you arrive, it’s good to acquaint yourself with the area and course and then get final instructions from the organiser in regards to bike scrutineering and registration.
Here are some top tips for preparing your bike…
- Your bike needs to have a new chain and sprockets fitted (you may choose to go one tooth smaller on the rear for top speed).
- Make sure you freshly oil your air filter and apply a filter skin
- Top up your coolants beforehand
- Fit new brake pads
What tyres should I use?
No question about it, if you’re competing at either of these beach races, you need to get your hands on the StarCross 6 Sand tyres.
What are the benefits of the specific StarCross 6 Sand tyres?
- Maximum traction in deep sand
- Amazing abilities to dig into the soft ground
- Silica technology to maintain the tread pattern
- Michelin Adaptive Technology to offer an exceptional grip/behaviour balance
Both the front and rear are best paired with the Michelin Bib Mousse, you can find both the Bib Mousse compatibility on the individual tyre products above.
- Your goggles and ensure they are all prepped with fresh roll-offs
- Spare dry gloves
- CamelBak with an isotonic mix to avoid cramping
- Small light bumbag with basic tools
P.s. We know it’s traditional to have a few drinks on the beach race weekend but make sure you keep hydrated if you want a chance at a podium win 😉
Are you beach-race ready?
Hopefully, this article has prepared you slightly for your upcoming beach race, whether you’re a newbie or beach race veteran, you’re sure to have a great time.
Don’t forget to tag us in your beach race photos on Instagram and if you spot us there, make sure you say hi!
If you have any questions about tyres or moto accessories, give us a shout on 01723 344782 (we’re probably racing at the weekends, but you can catch us Monday – Friday 9am-5pm) or you can pop us an email on email@example.com.