Ramsgate Beach Cross is this weekend, 22nd 23rd October and will be the second year for the annual event at the Kent seaside town.
2011 is no different with the bars, restaurants and shops looking forward to receiving the extra visitors, riders and crews from across the UK and Europe.
Racers from all over mainland Europe will be competing with from riders from throughout the UK.
The weekend is an individual event but also doubles up as rounds five and six of the BXUK (British Beach Cross Championship) endorsed by the MCF.
The course will once again be set out on the dry beach, without standing water. Spectator viewing from the promenade which sweeps past the course and round to the marina where the fun fair will be located.
Here are the pictures of last year’s event
Viewing the council’s websites you could be forgiven for thinking there is no such event, try and find it on the council funded leisure site http://www.visitthanet.co.uk even knowing that it is on and browsing upcoming events at http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/thedms.aspx?dms=12&groupid=1&areaid=355&nd=All I had a job.
The various events in Margate seem to have caused a bit of a whiteout on the site. Silly me I thought that this was the main event this weekend.
How one gets across to the council that promoting Thanet events on the internet needs doing properly and in a way that major events are visible to people who would come here for the day and spend their money, I just don’t know.
If you are a Thanet council taxpayer you are paying for the council to provide this service, so you may wish to ask the council about it. If I get time I will try again.