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Poole Dream Machines

 Dream Machines Poole Tourism 2014

Poole Dream Machines 2018

The UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay every Tuesday from 6pm
from April to the end of September

Bike Night with Tall Ship

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.

Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night. It is a self-funding event.

Dream Machines on the QuayThe 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. 

See the album of Bike of the Night winners 2017 on facebook.

You can also register for the Poole Dream Machines NewsDirect enewsletter or keep up with the latest news on #PooleDreamMachines

 For more information see the history of the event.

NB, the area between Pavers and Poole Pottery is private land from Old Orchard, all the way back to the lifting barrier.We have been asked to keep it clear for fire access as some buildings fire exits open on to it.

Summertime in the SOuth logoDream Machines is part of Wave 105’s Summertime in the South events programme.




Dream Machines Financial Report for Year 2016
Income ex. VAT    £13,585 (including 691 armbands)


Contractors & Transportation staff £11,203
Banners/promotional material/tickets £     578
Bike of the Year prizes £     600
Volunteers refreshments - pre/post season meetings £     350
Uniforms £         0

Total Expenditure                                                        £ 12,731

                                2016 surplus                                                                  £854

                                Poole Tourism contribution                                               £796

                                Total donation                                                               £1,650

Poole Dream Machines 2016 charity and local organisation donations:

DocBike link will open in new window £1500

Poole Old Town Society £150

 2017 figures will be published at the end of the 2017/18 financial year.

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