New-style Riviera Wheel set for summer in Torquay

Torquay illuminated at night

Torquay illuminated at night - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The English Riviera Wheel and Carousel are returning to Torquay and should be open by Saturday.

The English Riviera Big Wheel

The English Riviera Big Wheel - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The return of this iconic summer attraction is perfectly timed with the reopening of the hospitality sector to locals and visitors.

The installation of the wheel will take about one week by 10 fully trained and qualified personnel using an inbuilt hydraulic system.

James Mellors, a director of Mellors Group, said: 'This year, our attraction has been specifically chosen to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines with both open-air and rotating gondolas, which will bring a brand new, exciting experience.'

All guidance will be adhered to and social distancing measures will be in place.

The English Riviera Wheel and Carousel is returning to Torquay and is set to be open by Saturday

The English Riviera Wheel and Carousel is returning to Torquay and is set to be open by Saturday - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Visitors are asked to take note of all signage and guidance to protect themselves and others while visiting the attraction.

The wheel will be operating daily from 10am until 9pm most days with the last operational day being in late October.

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