Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 24th September 2019

Thousands rev up to rock out at Brighton Burn-up 2019

Thousands of bikers revved up to London’s Ace Café over the weekend of September 6 to 9 ready to burn rubber at the annual riders’ reunion and Brighton Burn-up event.

The fun kicked off on Friday with the Ace Café Reunion – motorcyclists rode into the capital from near and far to bond over everything bike until the wee hours, with belting live tunes in the background. On Saturday, there was plenty of opportunity to spend some quality time on two wheels at the Café Racer and Rockers Ride-Out, followed by another bumper evening of live music and socialising.

After two days of riding and rocking out at the Ace Café Reunion, around 15,000 leather-clad bikers mustered up enough energy to end the three-day event in style by riding out to Brighton for a full day of bikes by the beach, great company and lots of laughs in what turned out to be glorious weather.

Bikes and bands descend on Brighton

The 26th instalment of the Brighton Burn-up was arguably the biggest yet, no doubt given a boost by the favourable weather conditions as the summer sun shone its last rays down on the culmination of the ‘world’s coolest motorcycle event’.

Riders set off from the Ace Café London bright and early, waved off by the Mayor of Brent, and followed a route along the A406, A40, M25, M23 and A23 to Brighton’s seafront road, Madeira Drive. There was plenty on offer at the seaside spot, from club stands showcasing rare models to live riding displays, along with food and drink stalls for riders in need of refuelling.

There were bargains to be had at the many trade stalls selling all manner of biking gear, and the Mods, Rockers and Teddy Boys were out in force in their finery in a nod to Brighton’s local 1960s history. Of course, the bikes in attendance stole the show, though – in particular some beautiful vintage Norton models and a distinctive Bonneville T120 that turned many a head.

No Brighton Burn-up event would be complete without some live entertainment and the party started at midday courtesy of DJs Jimmy and Bill Guntrip, followed by some brilliant bands including The Draglinks and The Downtown Daddyos, who kept the crowds buzzing until the late afternoon.

Carole Nash at the Brighton Burn-up

The Carole Nash team was excited to attend the Brighton Burn-up for yet another fantastic instalment and we were delighted to welcome lots of visitors to our stand on the sunny Sunday.

We’re always in the mood for some banter about bikes – especially when it comes to helping riders make savings on their bike insurance premiums. We ran a prize draw from our stand to give one lucky visitor a whopping £200 towards their bike or car insurance – watch this space for the announcement! Everyone was a winner on the day, though, walking away from our stall with a bulging Carole Nash goodie bag!

Brighton Burn-up 2019 was a fun-filled day of bikes and bands by the beach – see you next year for more of the same!