Get ready for 14th annual Margate Meltdown this May

Margate Meltdown Photo Louis McLaren

By Kane Birch

Get prepared for the 14th annual Margate Meltdown coming to town on May 27, 60 years on from the “legendary seaside meetings of the Mods ‘n’ Rockers” in 1964.

Riders will leave Ace Café London in the morning and travel on the A406 – A13 – M25 – A2 – M2 – A299 to Margate seafront and harbour for the event which will feature motorcycles, scooters, stands and displays until 6pm.

Photo Steven Collis

There will be live entertainment from midday onwards with DJ Bill and George Guntrip, alongside three-piece band Bamboozle.

The Margate Meltdown is free to attend. The Royal British Legion Riders Branch (RBL RB) is the chosen charity for the event.

Photo Frank Leppard

Last year thousands of bikers and scooterists attended the Meltdown.

Event organiser Ace Cafe asks attendees not to block the pavement, walkways or emergency pathways when parking.


  1. It’s a grand day out that costs the Council and the local rate payers not a penny to put on.

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