- Created: 29 July 2015
What went down at Ace Café Streetfighter & Stunt Festival 2015?
One thing that certainly came down at the Ace Cafe Streetfighter & Stunt Festival 2015 was the rain. In buckets. All day!
Undaunted (although a little soggy), the organisers battled on through the atrocious summer weather (central heating in July, anyone?) to put on a memorable, if somewhat muted, stunt festival.
The crowds were understandably smaller than expected, but they more than made up for it with their passion and excitement, as the stunt competition continued at full pelt throughout the day – the rain merely adding another layer of death-defying derring-do to what is already a pretty awesome spectacle.
As a sponsor of the event, the Carole Nash team weathered the storm (literally), handing out goodie bags, and wallet-pleasing insurance quotes for the grown-ups. We also ran our free prize draw to win £250 off your bike insurance.
After lunch, the weather showed no sign of improvement (if anything, it got worse), but the stunt riders carried on oblivious, much to the delight of the spectators, who by now were trawling the stands for flippers and snorkels.
It’s not often that an Ace Cafe event has gone off with anything other than an almighty bang! So the organisers were full of praise for those committed bike-fans who ignored the weather to show their support.
A spokesman for the event said: "Given the appalling weather conditions and the all- day, heavy torrential rain and gusting winds, the 500 or so brave souls present witnessed first-hand the courage and determination of the ‘best of the best’ in the face of adversity, and all without any waterproofs!
"The fans, those with stands and displays, the entertainers, the event staff and stewards, the support crews and the competitors, are all to be thanked for ensuring that the show not only went ahead, but that it was an occasion of which those present can say: ‘I was there!’"
So, put the brollies away and look forward to next year’s event, when performers and public alike will be more determined than ever to make up for the appalling weather which tried, but failed, to put a stop to the fun this year.