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    Looks like Sarfends Traders have finally won their battle to see it reinstated. I went once aqnd apart from a few dickheads when leaving the Ace Cafe, it was pretty good once you got towards Southend. Loads of families on the bridges and pavements on the approach roads all waving etc. Real good family day out and one which hopefully puts biking in a good light.


    The biker event is set to take place on Easter Monday, April 22 on Southend seafront from about 10am to 5pm.
    The return of the popular free family fun day has been widely welcomed.
    Adam Ball, chairman of the Southend Shakedown Resurrection Committee said: “We have got all our health and safety and risk assessments sorted out for the event.
    “Southend Council has been really good and the seafront traders are also on board.


    “I’ve had positive chats with traders and residents about the event returning for this year.
    “It’s all coming together very well and I am very pleased.
    “We’ve been getting sponsors for the event but are still looking for a headline sponsor.

    “I think it’s good that as a committee, we are based in Southend as we can have more of a hand and focus on the event.“Residents are pleased too, there have been a few concerns but I have spoken with people and hopefully have sorted that.

    “There were concerns about bikers using footpaths but I’ve reassured residents we are doing things differently and will have a designated route.”
    More information on how bikers can book a parking space and the traders and stands taking part is expected to be announced very soon.
    The annual event, originally organised by Ace Cafe, was a popular fixture until 2016, when the cafe said it could no longer keep up with the police and council demands.
    It has continued in an unofficial capacity on Easter Monday since, with hundreds of bikers still arriving in the town and thousands of people turning out to watch them.
    Last year railings were installed and a large police presence put in place.
    Police were forced into action after a host of reports of antisocial riding and they were forced to use a stinger road traps on some riders however these problems are not expected to be repeated.
    The committee has had various meeting with resident, traders and councillors in the lead up to make sure things run smoothly.

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    I've been a few times when I was living in Wembley as the Ace was 5 mins away and as you say generally it was a good day out aside from the bike jams. Loads of people on bridges/pavements waving etc.

    It was better when I moved to Hertford as I'd ride to near Sarfend via some top twisties and wait for the first group of bikes to arrive and ride in with them thus getting a top parking space and getting to watch all the people stuck in bike jams arrive whilst stuffing my fizzog with chips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    I've been a few times when I was living in Wembley as the Ace was 5 mins away and as you say generally it was a good day out aside from the bike jams. Loads of people on bridges/pavements waving etc.

    It was better when I moved to Hertford as I'd ride to near Sarfend via some top twisties and wait for the first group of bikes to arrive and ride in with them thus getting a top parking space and getting to watch all the people stuck in bike jams arrive whilst stuffing my fizzog with chips

    Yup, when I went we broke away from the crowds and made our own way there. If i go this year it'll be by train, as I'm only a few stops away and then I can have a beer or three!

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    It'll be full of mockney hipsters.

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    Default Re: Southend-on-Sea welcomes the return of the Southend Shakedown

    Would we have to eat jellied eels?

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    Default Re: Southend-on-Sea welcomes the return of the Southend Shakedown

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Would we have to eat jellied eels?
    You can have my share!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Would we have to eat jellied eels?
    Traditional London food is shite

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Traditional London food is shite
    Chicken Tikka Masala is shit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gremlin View Post
    Chicken Tikka Masala is shit?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gremlin View Post
    Chicken Tikka Masala is shit?
    Damn, they have changed the recipe! Shit can almost be edible... Now I know why the shop said "enjoy eating this shit" when I bought a tikka masala dish....

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