YEARLY REVIEW - NOVEMBER: All revved up for beach races and tourism plans

Quad racing on Skegness beach.
Quad racing on Skegness beach.

The annual AMCA Beach Race came to Skegness for the fifth year running.

A successful two days of racing saw a record-breaking year for the event as rider entries topped 300 for the first time, with a record 25,000 visitors.

l Tourism bosses in the town launched a campaign to turn Skegness into a year-round destination.

The Skegness Partnership and Town Manager Lisa Collins formed a group to boost trade in the winter months, using Skegness as a business and conference venue.

l Charitable trust Magna Vitae was handed the reigns to run local leisure and cultural services in East Lindsey with responsibility for the Embassy Theatre, Embassy Swimming Pool, the SO Festival, sports and arts development.

l Skegness Lifeboat crew rescued a quad biker cut off by rising tide at Gibraltar Point.

l Tom Jarvis continued his charge, winning the table tennis National Cadet Doubles.

l Skegness MMA fighter George Chambers of Skegness Grammar was crowned Junior MMA Champion.

l Skegness Amatuer Boxing Club became affiliated to England Boxing.

l Former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio visited Skegness Grammar and Spilsby schools for a series of master-classes.