Ace Cafe Reunion 2007 - Three Days - Three Rides - One Reunion!
By: Gary Gas | Published 11 July 2007, 23:18 | Views: 1,548 | tags: events, london, ace cafe, reunion, jeans for genes, institute of child health, great ormond street, gosh
Independently acclaimed as the world's coolest motorcycling event, the Ace Cafe Reunion, now in its 14th year is set for a bumper ride!Inspired by rich heritage and traditions, the Ace Cafe still embodies the same values as it did when it was first home to the Ton Up Boys (and girls) and the Rockers. What could be found on a Triton in the 50's and 60's is emulated today on modern machines.
Three days of activities, attractions and music is planned, starting with the arrival of The Continental Run on Friday 7th September.
Over the years, Ace Cafe London has forged lasting and strong links with the global motorcycling community which is reflected by the many visitors from overseas. Thousands of riders from across Europe make the annual pilgrimage to the legendary Ace to celebrate the cafe's unique history and culture and rock their number plates off until the early hours.
With Carlos & The Bandidos setting the stage alight, DJ Tracy Dick spinning the wax, prizes for the best bikes, and some eight-wheeled thrills and spills from the London Rockin' Rollers, who will steal your hearts...and then your con-rods, the weekend kick starts with a great party!
Saturday 8th September
Saturday's activities are centred around 'Jeans For Genes', the charity that helps children with genetic disorders. This year Ace Cafe London aims to help raise £100,000 to create 'The Genetic Roadmap'. This research will help doctors at the Institute of Child Health (the research arm of Great Ormond Street Hospital) to understand more about the causes, treatments and cures for genetic disorders, as well as providing much needed laboratory equipment and facilities. The highlight of the charity's year is Jeans For Genes Day, Friday 5th October, when millions of people ditch their usual dress code and wear jeans instead.
You can ride you bike and make your visit count this year by having your journey to the Ace sponsored by friends and family, be it solo or as a group or club. You may choose to Ride-In from the 'Busy Bee', High Beech, Box Hill, or the Oakdene.
To register and download your sponsorship form go to the Ace Cafe Programme Page.
You will be sent a confirmation email and e-card to print off. En route to Ace Cafe London, everyone will muster at a point near Great Ormond Street Hospital, where you will need to present your Ace Cafe Reunion charity rider e-card to be stamped as proof of entry.
On arrival at the cafe, hand in your e-card, sponsorship form and any money raised to the fund-raising team, and you will automatically be entered into a Grand Prize Draw.
Any questions or problems? - give the 'Jeans For Genes' girls Amanda or Lisa a call on (020) 7163 6901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday's line up and attractions at the cafe include special guests Stormin' Norman with his supercharged twin-engined Triumph 'Conquest', the second bike in history to run a nine second quarter mile, and France's fastest TT racer Fabrice Miguet!, plus motorcycle celluloid and DVD show, DJs and live music starring Velvetone from Germany, who will be launching their new album, The Bonneville Barons, prizes for best bikes, best club attendance, most fund raised by a club, plus more 'Whistlebait' with the London Rockin' Rollers!
Sunday 9th September
The Brighton Burn Up Ride With The Rockers, an integral part of Ace Cafe Reunion's since 1996, led this year by 69 VMCC bikes representing the age of the cafe, departs from the Ace at 10.30 a.m., attracting tens of thousands of riders to what is the biggest free motorcycling event in Europe, with displays, club stands, trade stands, special guests and live music, to include from the aptly named Rhythm Aces!
The annual Burn Up to Brighton's famous seafront road, Madeira Drive, acts as a focus on the motorcycling calendar for all those who are not only interested in the Ace Cafe and its heritage, but also for many others who enjoy a weekend full of motorbikes and fun...Strictly No Deckchairs!