Old Rockers never die
The clashes of Mods and Rockers that were a part of 1960s society were unfortunately a regular occurrence here in Brighton. The film Quadrophenia, which now has cult status, famously chronicled some of the events.
Today things are different, and the rockers who flocked to Brighton in the 1960s for a ‘rumble’ have aged – and matured. But they are still coming to the seaside – these days with a very different agenda.
The famous Ace Cafe, home of rockers old and new, organises a yearly London to Brighton bike ride. It is a chance for the more mature biker to relieve old memories and visit old haunts – and the proceeds are donated to charity.
We sent our site photographer to catch some of the action. But there wasn’t any thank goodness. Just an enormous number of people having a really great time. Memories!