Chris Walker and Tommy Bridewell have announced they will make a high-profile appearance at the 2010 Weston Beach Race.

The two British Superbike Championship racers will swap the tarmac for sand as they battle it out for glory at the annual Weston-Super-Mare event alongside a number of off-road specialists.

While it is the tenth time former WSBK race winner Walker has competed there, this will be his first appearance for several years.

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"I've done the Weston Beach Race around nine times, I think maybe more! I rode it the first time when I was 14 on a KX100 and I've been doing it ever since when it hasn't clashed with World or British Superbikes.

"My fondest memory of the beach race was in 2008 when my all round motocross hero Josh Coppins passed me really close down the start straight, glanced at me and gave me the thumbs up! My best finish was 14th place but that was a long time ago before the grey hairs started to appear.

"The Weston 'Rocks', where else can an average Joe like me compete against the best off road riders in the World? It gets bigger and better every year and I'm sure twenty ten will be no different!"

Bridewell, on the other hand, will be competing for the first time, the 21-year-old Weston-Super-Mare native excited to be finally be taking part.

"I'm really looking forward to finally racing at the Beach Race; I have been to watch for the last five years and also used to do my late brother (Ollie's) pit stops when he competed there.

"I'm really hoping it stays dry this year for my first time and hoping my fitness will hold me in good stead for a solid result at the end of the three ish hours. Our Superbike season finishes the week before at Oulton Park and I will be making sure I spend that following week preparing myself for the Beach Race, I can't wait!"

The Weston Beach Race takes place on October 15th - 17th.