Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Hundreds of scooters to return to Clacton seafront for massive fundraising ride-out


HUNDREDS of scooters will rumble along Clacton seafront in a spectacular showing to raise money for charity.  

Last year, about 500 riders flooded into the town in a celebratory invasion to mark the 50th anniversary of the Clacton riots between mods and rockers.  

The ride-out was a major success and scooterists are set to repeat the feat this year, this time raising cash to help fight cancer.  

It has been organised by Derek Ansell, of Mod and Casuals Scooter Collective, along with Stewart Birch, of the Clacton Scooter Collective group.  

Derek, of Clacton, said: “It was the riots anniversary last year and we had a really incredible ride-out through Clacton.  

“It is always a really amazing sight when we all get together and we had a lot of interest, people lining the road to watch us go past.  

“We decided to do a re-run this year, but this time incorporating a charity collection for the Bobby Moore Fund.  

“At the club, we have lost two friends to cancer and everyone knows someone affected. It is something very close to our hearts.”  

The mass of scooters will descend on Clacton seafront at about noon on April 12.  

A live band will also be playing at Tom Peppers as part of the event.

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