This is a free, family friendly event, organised by bikers. This is a not for profit event and we hope you thoroughly enjoy your day!
Live music on the City Beach and at the multiple venues along the seafront. Bands include…. Pure/DSHE
Any cars coming up from Western approach will be turned around or redirected up Shorefields Road. Any cars coming down Southchurch Avenue will only be able to turn left during that time at the traffic lights at that time. Car park information can be found by clicking the button below:
The Southend Shakedown was originally the brainchild of the late Roger Glover aka Southend Roger, Ronald Miles and Mark Wilsmore from the Ace Café. The first event was marshalled by The Rayleigh Riders Club. Ronald Miles was also on the planning team and we are thrilled that he will be joining us on the day!
Ronald says “Back in 1998 was the year the event launched and we were really pleased that around 300 bikes turned up! Then it started to grow – at one point the event was so huge that we saw around 10,000 bikers on the seafront!”
Ronald continues: “The first charity that we supported was Havens Childrens Hospice. If it wasn’t for the support of the Ace Café’s Mark Wilsmore – there would never have been an event. I would like to wish The Southend Shakedown Resurrection Committee all the very best for their first event!”
This year’s event is smaller for year one with 2,000 allocated bike spaces in the main event zone along Marine Parade and Western Esplanade.
No wheelies allowed. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated If you park in an undesignated or restricted area – you may be subject to a fine.
Only bikes displaying a yellow event disc will be allowed to park in the event zone 1,000 discs have already been allocated with another 1,000 available on the day on a first come first served basis.
Please respect the marshals and security team and follow directions to the allocated bike parking. If you have been allocated road parking.
Free overflow parking for 1,500 bikes in Gas Works Car Park. Once you have left the site there will be no re-entry.
You can pick up your disc at Gas Works Car Park on Eastern Esplanade or inside the road closure ZONE C – that will be clearly marked.
Disabled parking will be available by Foresters Arms Peds and Quads will only be ONLY permitted to park in the Gas Works car park if space permits.
Please note that you will have to move your bikes by 4.30pm so that the road can be re-opened If you are directed to the pavement parking areas and you need to leave – please ensure you let a marshal know and you will be escorted safely off of site – please wheel bikes rather than ride them.
Parking along Marine Parade (with road closed) and western Esplanade is reserved for motorcycles / classic bikes / Classic scooters / custom bikes / trikes and disabled only.
Additional parking for motorcycles INCLUDING peds and quads may use the free Gas Works Car Park facilities ONLY. This will be on a first come first served basis. We will have security and marshals all day in this car park. Parking in ‘all zones’ are at own risk.