The most powerful street legal motorbikes will attempt to break the 200mph barrier on the sand which sustained world land speed record attempts over 80 years ago. At this weekend’s event participants and spectators will see a range of motorbikes, karts, three wheelers and maybe even a shed in action.
All runs will be officially timed and submitted for verification as a UK, European and or World land speed record.
Straightliners’ Pendine event is the European version of the iconic Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA speed record meeting but without the very high cost of getting there for Europeans.
The trialists will be gathering at the beach over the next few days and the first timed runs are from 11am on Saturday and Sunday.
Straightliners organise over 40 events automotive top speed, drag and wheelie events around the UK. It makes great efforts to have it’s events open to all, this event is regulated by the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU).
To compete for a national record participants must hold an ACU licence, pass official scrutineering and be a Straighteners Events member.
For those not going for records they do not need an ACU licence but they just need to sign up for this event as it is open to all bikes, cars, mono-wheels and three wheelers.
There is a free and easy approach to exactly what can be sent down the course and previous years have seen a garden shed on the sand.
You can get a taste of the action from its video channel.
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