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Southend Competition and Classic Bike Show


The Southend Competition and Classic Bike Show was first run in 1987, it was held at Southchurch Park East.  The event was open to any competition motor cycle and to pre-1975 classics however interesting and rare bikes outside the criteria would be permitted to enter at the organisers’ discretion.

A road rally was held as well as a static line up in the park, alongside a autojumble would attract bike owners to find spares for their bikes, whilst kiddie rides would amuse the younger members of the family.

The event ran until the final event on 23rd August 1992. 

Today Southend still hosts a motorbike rally in the shape of the Southend Shakedown a run for motorbike of any type to travel from the Ace Cafe in London to Western Esplanade.  It regularly attracts over 10,000 motorbikes.

Dates of Events.



Sunday 20th August 1989


Sunday 18th August 1991

Sunday 13th September 1992


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