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11th - 13th September
Independently acclaimed as the world's coolest motorcycle event!
Three Days, Three Rides, One Reunion!
Friday 11th September from 6pm - The Continental Run Ride-In.
Saturday 12th September - Cafe Racer & Rockers Ride-Out.
Destination: Battersea Park (Central London)
Sunday 13th September - Brighton Burn-Up & Ride With The Rockers
Route: A406 - A40 - M25 - M23 - A23 to Madeira Drive, Brighton Seafront
Taking place over three days in September and first held in 1994, the 22nd annual Ace Cafe Reunion Weekend & Ride With The Rockers celebrates the unique history, culture and style of Ace Cafe London and what it represents.
This annual 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, fun and a day out at the seaside!
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, and which starts with a party on Thursday 10th 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 and displays, live music and special guests, it's an experience not to be missed!
Friday 11th September - In addition to the spectacle of the arrival at the cafe of the "Continental Run", firing up the party weekend, there will be live rock n' roll with the band Johnny Fox & The Invaders, with DJ's Bill & Jimmy Guntrip spinning the wax.
Saturday 12th September, 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 7th annual Cafe Racer Review, with prizes for the "Best Ridden Cafe Racers", "Best Classic Cafe Racer", "Best Modern Cafe Racer", "Best Triumph Cafe Racer" and “Best Harley Cafe Racer”.
Sponsors of the competitions also include Triumph, Metzeler, Lewis Leathers, Red Torpedo, Pacto Helmets, Prison Blues, Tucano Urbano, Veetone Records, Jukebox & Retro Fair, Black & White wax, Cafe Racer Magazine (USA), 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 2015, 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 12th September for The Samaritans, the cafe's chosen charity and which was founded in 1953 by the late Rev. Chad Varah.
At the Ace 10.30am on Sunday 13th September, the annual “Ride with the Rockers” will once again be flagged off by the Mayor of Brent, destination Brighton where, as well as an array of club, trade stands and displays, and live bands, the annual short seafront service and blessing is being kindly undertaken by Father Scott 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 at Brighton with prizes courtesy of Dr Martens and Tucano Urbano.
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 11th (at the Ace) Johnny Fox & The Invaders + DJ's Jimmy & Bill Guntrip
Saturday 12th (at the Ace) The Hicksville Bombers, Lewis Chamberlain & The Converters, The Fantoms with Vince Eager, Foggy Mountain Rockers + DJ’s Bill & Jimmy Guntrip & Flattop Dave.
Sunday 13th (in Brighton) Lew Lewis & The Twilight Trio, Porky’s Hot Rockin’ + 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.