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 2013 results:
1st place - Andy Hiscock from Berkshire (Kawasaki ZX10R)
2nd place - Paul Revell from Ferndown (BSA A10 Rocket Gold Star Replica)
3rd place - Mike Dixon from Bournemouth (Attitude Customs Harley Davidson 1200cc)
Top 10 by votes:
1. Kawasaki ZX10R, Andy Hiscock - 122 votes
2. BSA A10 Rocket Gold Star Replica, Paul Revell – 99 votes
3. Attitude Customs Harley Davidson 1200cc, Mike Dixon – 63 votes
4. Triton 650cc, John Williamson – 61 votes
5. Honda CB450 KO, Nigel Barratt – 57 votes
6. Suzuki GT500, Andy Hooper – 50 votes
7. Triumph Bonneville 120R, Geoff Butcher – 46 votes
8. Joint Honda CB750, Keith Bussell - 36 votes & Kawasaki ZX10R, Wayne Morritt – 36 votes
10. Joint Triumph 1951, Ken Booth – 23 votes & Triumph Daytona T595, Shaun Lagdon – 23 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
2013 Financial report will be updated at the end of the 2013/14 financial year.
Charity and local organisation donations
At the request of the event Marshals Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance were presented with a cheque for £3,800 for 2013 which included £1176 carried forward from 2012.