Your chance to get involved in the 2020 Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival
GREAT Yarmouth seafront is already getting the show on the road for the 2020 Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival, with organisers setting July 4 and 5 as the event dates - and launching exciting sponsorship opportunities.
This year's festival took place earlier this month, attracting some 50,000 people across an action-packed weekend organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council with sponsorship from individual seafront businesses, and the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area company.
The free-to-attend event, right along the Golden Mile, featured On the Throttle's Great Yarmouth Motorcycle Take Over on the Saturday, Centre 81's Classic Car and Bike Run on the Sunday, plus thrilling monster truck rides, daredevil motorcycle stunt riders, spectacular vehicle displays and much more besides.
Today (Monday, July 22), the borough council hosted a special reception at the Dining Room, in Marine Parade, to personally thank this year's event sponsors, announce the dates for 2020 and reveal the sponsorship opportunities.
Cllr Michael Jeal, the mayor, was the special guest, who on behalf of the council and social media forum On the Throttle, presented a cheque for £3,144.98 to East Anglian Air Ambulance of money donated during the festival.
This year's festival was brought to you by the borough council in conjunction with the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area, Joyland and the American Diner, On the Throttle, Fish & Grill, the Hippodrome Circus and other seafront businesses.
Musical entertainment was provided by Harbour Radio and the first day truly ended with a bang, thanks to a free fireworks display on Central Beach kindly sponsored by seafront businesses.
Cllr Graham Plant, chairman of the economic development committee, said: "This year's expanded Wheels Festival was hailed as the biggest and best yet by those who came, with motorcycle enthusiasts travelling from as far as the Midlands, Kent and London, in addition to the many visitors from our own borough and across Norfolk.
"The seafront was truly buzzing, and we had some really top attractions offering so much to see and do. As well as being something fun to attend with friends and family, Wheels raises our cultural profile and boosts the economy by providing a reason for thousands of extra people to visit the seafront and spend their money in advance of the main season
"Wheels is great for our borough, but we can't do it alone. I would like to thank our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers, who helped to make this year's successful event possible, and I encourage anyone wanting to get involved in 2020, either as a headline sponsor or vendor, to get in contact as soon as possible as there is already significant interest."