2021-09-04 07:00:15 2021-09-04 07:00:15 Europe/London Ace Cafe Reunion Weekend Party (& London Ride-Out ) All Day All Day https://london.acecafe.com/event/ace-cafe-reunion-weekend-party-london-ride-out-tbc-all-day/ Ace Cafe London Ace Cafe London m.guenter@magnetive.de

Ace Cafe Reunion Weekend Party (& London Ride-Out ) All Day


Independently acclaimed as the World´s Coolest Motorcycle Event, the Ace Cafe Reunion 2021 takes place at  Ace Cafe London premises, and on Madeira Drive, Brighton from 3rd – 5th September.
Celebrating the history and heritage of the Ace 25 years after it had closed in 1969, the first Ace Cafe Reunion was held at the legendary North London premises in 1994, and this year it is not only the 27th annual Ace Cafe Reunion and the 20th anniversary of the cafe having fully re-opened in 2001, it is also 25 years since the first Ace Cafe Reunion held on the famous and ever popular seafront at Brighton in 1996 !
Kicking off at the Ace with the popular Bike Night on evening of Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th at the Ace includes live music, ride outs, special guests & more.
 
The annual “Cafe Racer Ride Out” leaves  the Ace at 10.30am on Saturday 4th September to attend a special one hour Celebratory Service and Blessing of the Bikes at 12.00 by 59 Club Chairman and motorcyclist Father Sergiy’s Diduk, at his Church, All Saints, Hanworth. The  Mayor of Hounslow will also be attending .
 
This is then followed by a  screening in the church at 1pm (to which all are invited) of :-
“Rockers London” – a 30 minute documentary that explores the London Rocker culture, from past to the present day, through conversations with people on the scene, like Mark Wilsmore, Managing Director of the legendary Ace Cafe on London’s North Circular Road. He tells the story of the Cafes survival from truck stop/service station to the bombing raid during WW2 to its full reopening in 2001.
Mark, and Gary Hall from the 59 Club, speak about the late Reverend Bill Shergold who began reaching out to youths who frequented the Ace in its sixties heyday and built the 59 Club into a motorcycle club. The 59 is now emblematic of the Rocker culture and has a large international following.
Hear from Renato who runs the Tea Stall on Chelsea Bridge, a location that has a special place in the heart of many bikers who for decades would meet up, hang out and ride up and down the bridge. Sadly this cultural spot is under threat from local residents since the development of new flats in relatively recent times. Noisy motorcycles, it seems are not everybody’s cup of tea!?
Brian Beasley a Rocker from Busy Bee MCC tells us about how it was back in the day, along with Scot’s Rocker Johnny Duncan and Battersea Rocker Bob, who regale us with tales of yore. These guys are straight shooters and tell us how it was. The thirty minute documentary is injected with archive (some unseen) footage from the early sixties. The black and white footage really brings the past alive and is mixed with colour shots and interviews, to show the richness of the sub- culture.
This is Rock n’ Roll on wheels, bringing the vibes to the viewer of an alternative to the modern world.
 
Departing the Ace 10.30am Saturday 4th September, the route is:
A406 , A40, A312 “Hayes By-Pass” to
All Saints Church
Uxbridge Road
Hanworth
TW13 5EE
 
Overflow parking and facilities, ( with WC’s,)  is at the Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre opposite the Church
https://www.the59club.co.uk/59-west
 
After the Service and Blessing the “Cafe Racer Ride Out” then returns to the Ace for 2.30pm and the “Best Ridden Cafe Racer” competition.  Judging and awards courtesy of :-
Lewis Leathers
Red Torpedo
Ogri
Cherry Red Records
British Tax Discs UK 
 
From noon on Saturday to close at 1am the rock n’ roll party at the Ace is with DJ’s Bill, Jimmy, and George Guntrip spinning the wax. This  year’s thrilling live stuff is played loud by The Draglinks, The Honkabillies, and Dylan Kirk & The Killers!
 
Due to the current Covid-19 circumstances and to ensure everyone attending stays safe, we will be operating a first-come first-served policy during the Reunion weekend, which includes access to both the Cafe and the carpark perimeter.
It may be necessary from time to restrict entry if we reach full capacity. With this in mind, we want to thank all of our diligent customers who have supported the cafe since we reopened after lockdown. You have all been fantastic in complying with the safety regulations so far and we hope to welcome you to the Reunion with the same level of consideration and care.
 
On Sunday 5th September ,motorcyclists will gather at the Ace premises celebrating the history and heritage of what is now regarded by many as an icon, Ace Cafe London.
 
At 10.30am the assembled motorcycle ride-out departs the Ace for Brighton, “waved off” as in the years to date by the Mayor of Brent
We will be joined on the day by   riders participating in the inaugural Ride Global “Memorial Ride” which is taking place on Sunday 5.9.21 raising funds  on-line in aid of  COVAX.
 
Route: A406 – A40 – M25 – M23 – A23 to Madeira Drive, Brighton Seafront
Rev up and Ride, with the Rockers!
See you at the Ace, and in Brighton!
Strictly no deckchairs