‘Red Wheel’ Plaque Unveiling at The Ace!

We’re delighted to announce that Ace Cafe London has been revealed as the 115th location in the UK to receive a “Red Wheel” plaque. The plaque, which will be fixed to the front of the building, is being awarded in recognition of its legacy in the development of transport, its unique history, and of its being an icon which was a must visit gathering place for young British motorcyclists in the 1950’s and 60’s and which continues to inspire today
The plaque, which reads “Built 1938 as part of a service area for the new North Circular Road. In the 1950s and 60s, it became a magnet for young motorcyclists”, is to be unveiled at the Ace by the Mayor of Brent together with Father Sergiy Diduk, Chairman of the 59 Club, at a ceremony on the morning of Sunday 8th September 2019.
As part of the cafes annual Ace Cafe Reunion, gathered motorcyclists will be waved off at 10.30am. as they head off on the annual ride-out to Brighton
The Transport Trust, which runs the ‘Red Wheel’ scheme, was founded in 1965 and is committed to promoting Britain’s proud transport heritage – nationally and through all modes of transport. It works in partnership with historians, industrial archaeologists and engineers to determine the most worthy candidates, and has previously unveiled ‘Red Wheels’ at the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, Brooklands, and at the Camden Roundhouse (a rare turntable engine shed).
ACR Sunday 8th September