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14 May 2017

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Ace Cafe Reunion Weekend 13/07/2013

(more info to come when available)

Independently acclaimed as the world's coolest motorcycle event!
Three Days, Three Rides, One Reunion!
Friday 13th September from 6pm - The Continental Run Ride-In
Saturday 14th September - Cafe Racer & Rockers Ride-Out
Depart: 10.30am
Destination: Battersea Park (Central London)
Sunday 15th September - Brighton Burn-Up & Ride With The Rockers
Depart: 10.30am
Route: A406 - A40 - M25 - M23 - A23 to Madeira Drive, Brighton Seafront

Taking place over three days in September and first held in 1994, the 19th annual Ace Cafe Reunion Weekend & Ride With The Rockers, this year not only celebrates the unique history, culture and style of Ace Cafe London and what it represents, but also the 75th anniversary of the cafe having originally opened in 1938 and the 150 anniversary of Metzeler. The event acts as a focus in the motorcycling calendar for all those who are not only interested in the Ace Cafe, Ton Up and Rocker heritage, but also for many others who enjoy a weekend full of rock n' roll and fun!

Over the years, Ace Cafe London has forged lasting and strong links to the global motorcycling and rockin' community, which is reflected by the many visitors from overseas, one of the largest contingents being The Continental Run, this year "Powered by BMW Motorrad" celebrating the 90th anniversary of their producing motorcycles, and which starts with a party on Thursday 12th September at Cafe Hubraum in Solingen, Germany, before departing the next morning to cross Holland, Belgium and France, gathering numbers en route to the ferry, arriving at the Ace late Friday afternoon, and culminating in an evening of rock 'n' roll!

The Brighton Burn Up & Ride With The Rockers, has been an integral part of Ace Cafe Reunions since 1996, and is a free, grand day out at the seaside on Brighton's famous seafront road, Madeira Drive. With trade and club stands, stunt displays, live music and special guests, it's an experience not to be missed!

Friday 13th September - In addition to the spectacle of the arrival at the cafe of the "Continental Run", powered by BMW Motorrad, live rock n' roll with the band Serious Charge and DJ's Bill & Jimmy Guntrip kick off the party weekend.

On Saturday 14th September, at about 7.50am its full steam ahead as the "70000 Britannia", the first of 55 Standard Class railway locomotives built in Crewe, 1951, by British Railways and capable of speeds in excess of the ton, steams past the cafe over the bridges close by at Stonebridge Park!

At 10.30am the Cafe Racer & Rockers Ride-Out to London's historic Battersea Park will depart from the cafe, led again this year by the Limited Edition Ace 904S Thruxton Special, returning to the Ace for the 5th annual Cafe Racer Review, which this year includes celebrating the 110th anniversary of Harley Davidson, the 90th anniversary of BMW's "Boxer" and the 50th anniversary of Royal Enfield's Continental, with prizes for the best cafe racers based on these marques as well as for the "Best Ridden Cafe Racers", "Best Classic Cafe Racer", "Best Modern Cafe Racer", "Best Triumph Cafe Racer".

Sponsors of the competitions include; Lewis Leathers, Red Torpedo, Lucky 13, 19-60, Prison Blues, Delta Music, Veetone Records, Jack Lilley Triumph and Warrs HD, with awards and prizes being presented on the Ace stage from 2.30pm where the evocative and seminal Joe Meek produced track, Telstar, will be celebrated along with Mike Sarne's Ton Up anthem "Just For Kicks" as the soundtracks of cafe racing and the 1960's.

Returning for Ace Cafe Reunion 2013, we are again delighted to host Manx man an renowned author Mick Duckworth who will be signing copies of his definitive hard back book "Ace Times - Speed thrills and tea spills, a cafe and a culture".

The feisty London Rockin' Rollers who have been rollin' with the punches since 2007, will be with us again, raising funds on Saturday 14th September for The Samaritans, the cafe's chosen charity and which this year celebrates their 60th anniversary of their being founded in 1953 by the late Rev. Chad Varah.

On Sunday 15th September in Brighton, as well as an array of club, trade stands and live bands, the annual short seafront service and blessing is being kindly undertaken by Father Denis of the 59 Club, which, as well as being a church charity, is also a motorcycle club, following a visit to the Ace by the late Father Bill Shergold in 1962.

There will also be a "Best Scooter" competition on the seafront with prizes sponsored by Dr Martens new Brighton store, with a pair of Cherry Red Vintage 8-eye DM boots!

As part of Battle of Britain Week and with Sunday being Battle of Britain Day, the cafe's chosen charity RAFA  "Wings Appeal" will be in attendance and, for your convenience, the charity Riders For Health will be on the seafront with a "helmet park" where you can leave your gear and enjoy the day.

Ace Cafe Reunion Weekend Entertainment (yes, it's all free!)

Friday 13th (at the Ace) Serious Charge + DJ's Jimmy & Bill Guntrip.

Saturday 14th (At the Ace) The Cheaterslicks, The Boom Boom Booms, The Fireballs, The Revolutionaires + DJ's Bill & Jimmy Guntrip & Graham Urquart

Sunday 15th (in Brighton) Sixteen & The Sidewinders, The Kingcats + DJ's Bill & Jimmy Guntrip.


As guests of Brighton, and this free to enter event we thank you in advance for your understanding and co-operation in ensuring that the event is accessible and safe for all who attend

We ask that you do not park any vehicle on the pavements or block the footways and emergency routes, and adhere to the directions and requests of Reunion Staff & Marshals.

Please note that the seafront road, Madeira Drive,will be open to the public (and bikes) from 9.30 a.m. The event closes at 6 p.m.

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