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Weston-super-Mare Beach Race


Dave Thorpe, the former world champion, will be among 500 riders taking part in the annual three-hour race on Sunday. The top riders have been seeded but 100 places will be decided by a three-hour heat on Saturday at noon. The race, around a three- mile course, starts at noon on Sunday. A one-hour mountain bike race will act as a curtain- raiser to the main event. There are plenty of good vantage points for spectators who can watch from the promenade or on the beach.

How to get there: Weston-super-Mare is 20 miles south west of Bristol via junctions 21 and 22 of the M5. The course is AA signposted on all major routes into the town. Admission: Saturday: pounds 3 adults, pounds 1.50 children and OAPs. Sunday: pounds 4 adults, pounds 2 children and OAPs. Ample free parking on the beach.