Monday, June 02, 2014

Margate Meltdown, The Motorbikes come to town.

The annual Margate meltdown went ahead on the last bank holiday Monday in May. The Ace Cafe in London, organizes the bikers coming down for their seaside trip. Ace Cafe website here   The event also raises money for the Royal British Legion Riders Branch. RBLR website here

Ace Cafe's facebook page has some photos from the event here

There are hundreds of motor bikes parked around the old town and sea front, stalls and music. The weather was fine apart from a tiny shower which still had the effect of covering the bikes in raindrops.

I was photographing the bikes, the people and Margate engaging with the event.

There's something about the edginess of some of the bikers, their alternative society that is interesting to me.

 Bikers are often given a bad name but there is a large group of bikers against child abuse in America for instance, where their intimidating looks work well to protect children.  Link to the story here

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