Coles Miller Dream Machines
The UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay every Tuesday from 6pm. This popular motorbike event, sponsored by Coles Miller Solicitors , runs from the first Tuesday in April to the end of September.
PARKING: Please be aware that the Quay itself is generally a no parking area and closed especially for the event at 5:30pm.
The entire Quay is closed off to all traffic, except bikes. Numbers of motorbikes regularly exceed 1000. The display features a wide range of models and makes, many of which have been modified and fitted with interesting features and extras.
Coles Miller Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night or £7 for a season armband (on sale at the Welcome Centre on Poole Quay). It is a self-funding event and once all event costs have been deducted the surplus is donated to charities selected by the volunteer marshals.
The event creates a unique, exciting atmosphere as bikers and spectators enjoy a relaxed evening on Poole Quay. The backdrop of the quay and harbour offers the perfect location and there is a great selection of waterside cafes, bars, restaurants and food kiosks offering refreshment, many with bike night specials on their menus.
When the main quayside area becomes full there is a second arena at Harbourside Park available.
The popular “Bike of the Night” competition takes place every week. On the evening a different judge selected by Poole Tourism selects their favourite bike on display. The winner receives some brilliant bike related goodies and also gets an invitation to the end of season “Bike of the Year” competition, which takes place on the final Tuesday in September.
The Final for 2012 results:
1st place - Allen Millyard from Thatcham near Newbury (Millyard Viper V10)
2nd place - Wardell-Knights from Ferndown (Honda Goldwing 1500 Trike)
3rd place - Colin Johnstone from Hamworthy (Yamaha FS1E)
Top 10 by votes:
1. Millyard Viper V10, Allen Millyard – 71 votes
2. Honda Goldwing 1500 Trike, David Wardell-Knights – 43 votes
3. Yamaha FS1E, Colin Johnstone – 35 votes
4. Honda CBX 1000, Paul Taylor – 34 votes
5. Kawasaki Z1B 900, Andrew Jauns – 28 votes
6. (joint places) Suzuki GSX 1400, Roy Page – 27 votes
M1800 Suzuki, Phil Packham – 27 votes
Triumph Thunderbird 1958, Mr J Burgess – 27 votes
9. (joint places) Triumph Trident 1971, Robert Taylor – 26 votes
Ducati 175 TS, Harold Nugent – 26 votes
If you would like to receive information on this event direct to your email or mobile phone, register with Poole Tourism Direct
Dream Machines Financial Report for Year 2012
Income ex. VAT £14,471 (including 1450 armbands)
|Contractors & Transportation staff||£11,803|
|Banners/promotional material/tickets||£ 597|
|Bike of the Year prizes||£ 600|
|Volunteers refreshments - pre/post season meetings||£ 295|
Total Expenditure £13,295
Charity and local organisation donations
At the request of the event Marshals it has been agreed to carry forward the surplus figure of £1176 into 2013 and to add it to the surplus figure for that year so as a reasonable donation to nominated charity can be made.