The Poole 'Dream Machine' Bike night is a regular fixture in the biking community, drawing riders from across the South East, bringing with them a variety of machinery.
The 'gate' opens at 17:30, but in reality if attending on a bike, you need to be getting in the queue before that, especially on days where the weather is being kind, if you want to ensure a space on the quay. If not you risk being asked to park in the overflow car park and walk half a mile back to the Quay in bike kit.
On a good day you will see everything from re-purposed WW2 machinery, to classic Nortons, Yamahas, Trikes - including a regular visitor on his Tuk Tuk, to the best Superbikes of the last 20 years and a few oddities along the way.
Each night, a judge, randomly picked, chooses the Bike of the Night, which proudly gets parked in the middle of the Quay.
If you like bikes, or even good food and beautiful vistas, there are few better places than Poole Quay in the summer. Its well worth the trip.