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Weston Beach Race - 25 September 2018
HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Powered by KTM Benefits Environment
The motorsport world is often portrayed as detrimental to the environment and can be seen to cause a number of issues surrounding this topic. However, did you know that the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race promoted by RHL Activities plays a key role for the local environment in Weston-Super-Mare during the biggest UK motorsport event of the year?
The HydroGarden Weston Beach Race annually rocks into the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare in October for two days of action-packed, extreme dirtbike action with around 70,000 spectators also attending the event. Approximately a million tons of sand is moved across the Weston Beach during the run up to the event in order to create the race circuit with mammoth, towering dunes and deep, sandy corners for the riders to negotiate, which provides high-octane viewing for those watching.
However, fundamentally this moving of the sand and creation of a track brings sand that has been moved away by the tides back to the top of the beach, and it regenerates the organisms that live within the sand whilst levelling it back across the beach. Each year the sand is re-sited, as the natural erosion from the sea destroys the beach’s sand levels, and while the sand is brought back to the top of the beach for the benefit of the race, RHL Activities then puts the sand in place for the Council as per their plans following each event. RHL Activities assistance with the sand movement is part of North Somerset Council’s Environmental strategic planning regarding the beach.
In addition, with the environment in mind, during the beach race weekend RHL has a strong recycling policy in place and strict waste management schedules. RHL’s waste providers separate all waste to the best of their ability on site for collection, which assists with our Carbon offset. Throughout the event weekend RHL has a dedicated waste management team working on the waste side from 6.30am until 8pm every day for the collection and picking of waste and litter throughout the site.
RHL works closely with Natural Resource Wales and England and also with the coastguard during the beach race weekend - this assists with planning of the waste management schedules throughout the event by providing important tide information and timings.
Across other events RHL are involved with all riders, traders, contractors, caterers and spectators are asked to adopt a recycling approach when they dispose of their litter in the units provided throughout the event sites.
2018 see’s the introduction of biodegradable rider goody bags at the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Powered by KTM.
To find out more about RHL Activities’ work to help protect the environment head over to www.rhlactivities.com
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