like the … SOUTHEND SHAKEDOWN. The Ace Cafe says:-
“Now in its 12th year, the annual Southend Shakedown Run from Ace Cafe London is their first of the season and the biggest free motorcycling event in Essex. This years ride-out on Easter Bank Holiday Monday 24th March, departs at 10.30am, and is set to be a bumper ride!
“Not only is the cafe celebrating it’s 70th Anniversary this year, but Havens Hospices, which incorporates Little Haven Children’s Hospice, the charity that the Southend Shakedown has supported from the outset, is also celebrating it’s 25 years of care.
“All the love and care that Havens Hospices provides is free of charge. However, it costs the charity nearly £5 million to continue its unique and vital services with limited funding from the government, so please make sure that you buy one of the commemorative badges that will be being sold on the Ace Cafe London stand, or pop your loose change in to the collecting tins.
“This event attracts in excess of 20,000 riders, so just think what a £1 donation could achieve!”
This has always been somethign I’ve wanted to do but I’ve never got round to it (not least because Easter Weekend is also the start of the RBR) but 2008 is all about doing the things I’ve been putting off (Weston Beach Race here we come!) so, as Earl Hickey would say – it’s on my list.