Ride-Retro’ Stamford Bridge to York Minster, raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK & the White Knights Yorkshire Blood Bikes
"East Riding of Yorkshire Council is very proud to host and support the unique Race the Waves. The event showcases the wonderful beaches in Bridlington while providing residents and visitors alike with a fun-filled weekend of entertainment. Events such as Race the Waves are very important for boosting tourism within East Yorkshire and provide positive benefits for the visitor economy. We look forward to many more successful events in the future."
(Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Richard Burton and Chairman Councillor Pat Smith)
See what a Brit abroad, Tony Thacker, thinks of Race the waves
"Another beach event popped up in 2018 at Bridlington on the northeast coast of England. ‘Race The Waves,’ presented by Paul Garbutt of Backfire Promotions and members of the ‘Oily Tykes’ was a very low-key, almost invite-only event that featured just four hours of side-by-side drag racing over 1/8-mile. Race The Waves has now grown to embrace The Bridlington Weekend of Motoring and a Steampunk Festival and is described as a ‘Retro Theatre of Auto-motion.’ The best part of the event is the rules as their web site says: ‘RULES: there are no rules.’