POOLE DREAM MACHINES
The UK’s biggest and best weekly bike meet takes places on Poole Quay every Tuesday from 6pm. This popular motorbike event 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.
For information, 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.
Poole Quay Dream Machines is a fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night or £8 for a season armband (on sale at the Tourist Information Centre). 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.
See the weekly winners photo album on Facebook.
Dream Machines is part of Wave 105’s Summertime in the South events programme.
Dream Machines Financial Report for Year 2014
Income ex. VAT £16,723 (including 1450 armbands)
|Contractors & Transportation staff||£12,690|
|Banners/promotional material/tickets||£ 1410|
|Bike of the Year prizes||£ 600|
|Volunteers refreshments - pre/post season meetings||£ 350|
Total Expenditure £15,050
Charity and local organisation donations
Poole Old Town Society £100
(Unallocated £73 to be carried forward)