Motorbiking enthusiasts braved driving rain and 50 mile an hour winds on Sunday to make the best of the Moto Fest event.
Organiser Howard Martin said: ““This would have been a great day except for the crazy British weather.
“We did our best to put on another great day of motorcycle related events before it was closed down by organisers at 2pm on health and safety grounds.
“Gazeboes were being blown from their anchoring points, water was seeping into the De La Warr PA system and the Mini Moto racing circuit on the De La Warr car park was halted due to waterlogging and a plastic barrier collapsing under wind pressure.
“We can be especially proud of the kids who wanted to keep on racing their mini motos but on safety grounds we took advice and decided to end the event early.”
“Local bands Everyday Phoenix and Hannah Bradbeer delivered fantastic music sets on the De La Warr terrace stage in the face of the storm and motorcycle sculpture artist Roland Groteclaes was able to display some of his work to a small but appreciative audience.
“There is always a silver lining in every storm cloud, with Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance, a nominated charity of the event, still being able to raise £200 for their charity Mini raffle.
“Another positive is thatFab Racing, the organisers of the Mini Moto event for under 12’s want to bring a bigger and better championship event to Bexhill next year. They were very impressed by the town and the organisation of the event and want it to become a home for junior motorcycle racing.”
Howard added: “These type of national level events are very expensive to set up and run and we couldn’t have done it without the support of Rother District Council, Bexhill Chamber of Commerce and our sponsors Polecat Properties and Hastings Print Company.”
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