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19th Ace Cafe Reunion

Tim Britton
September 3, 2012
Bikes will gather at the Ace Cafe for the run to Brighton

The event, starting on September 7, is a weekend of free entertainment for anyone interested in bikes and rock ‘n’ roll.

Before proceedings get under way, there will be a Continental Run ride-in beginning in Germany on September 6 and crossing Holland, Belgium and France gathering riders en route. They are expected to arrive at the Ace on the Friday afternoon.

The Cafe Racer & Rockers RideOut to Battersea Park starts at 10.30am on Saturday, September 8, returning to the Ace for the 4th Annual Cafe Racer Review. There will be a host of prizes on offer including tickets to Brands Hatch for the British Superbike Triumph Triple Challenge.

Other attractions include Mick Duckworth signing copies of his book Ace Times Speed Thrills and Tea Spills, a Cafe and a Culture, along with Rachael Clegg signing copies of her IoM TT Milestones 2013 calendar.

And the London Rockin’ Rollers celebrating their fifth anniversary will be fundraising for London’s Air Ambulance, the cafe’s chosen charity for the Saturday.
The Brighton Burn-Up & Ride With The Rockers will be on Sunday, September 9. This celebrates the 19th annual Ace Cafe Reunion with its unique history, culture and style of the Ace Cafe London. A free event at Brighton’s famous Madeira Drive.

Father Denis of the 59 Club will perform a blessing on the Sunday to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary. It was set up following a visit to the Ace by the late Father Bill Shergold in 1962.

A best scooter competition is an added attraction, sponsored by Dr Martens, Prestel and Old Bike Mart publisher Mortons.

There will be stalls, club stands, live music and stunt displays. Acts appearing include The Sureshots, Burlesque Show, The Enforcers, The Straight Aces, DJs and much more.

Madeira Drive seafront road will be open to the public and bikes from 9.30am and the event ends at 6pm.

For more information visit www.classicmotorbikeshows.com or www.ace-cafe-london.com

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