Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On Two Wheels

Westbrook will apparently be the focus of a motorcycle rally this coming weekend, with 200 - 400 bikers expected. I'm not entirely sure whether its bikes or scooters as the person who told me wasn't sure of the difference, both having two wheels but the gathering should take place at the car park on the seafront. I'm sure you'll hear it first.

The photograph is from Westbrook in the 1930s

10 comments:

Norah Batty said...

I heard it was 400 bikers expected. Whatever the case, on other visits to Margate they have always been well behaved. Shouldn't we find out if it's true before we start worrying and if it's true, are they not welcome ?

Ken's Mate said...

I notice you havnt removed the offensive comment about Ken on the "Thanet's Most Wanted" thread.
Ken is most upset, especially as you seemed to be try to blame him for the comment in your previous answer.
You really do have double standards dont you?

DrMoores said...

It just occurred to me that you were referring to the Newt connection with Lord Mayor of London and my first reaction was rather less polite than I would allow on this website.

In this example we have nobody who takes part in any of the comment threads being verbally abused and while analogy is drawn between a newt and the Lord Mayor of London, which Lord Mayor isn't specified. Please don't waste my time with such pointless drivel again.

DrMoores said...

I heard 200 from an "official" source this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

I wondered what on earth that guy was wittering on about; now I know! On the subject of those fine men and women on 2 wheels; their most recent visits have been wonderful events for bike-heads and very peaceable!

Tony Beachcomber said...

Does anybody remember when Margate had its own Hells Angel chapter (late 60's early 70's), I think it was "scorpio".
Then we had a few social calls from the "nightingales" and then the "roadrats" late seventies and early eighties. any recollection.

Anonymous said...

Just correct you Tony. Hells Angels belong to the All England Hells Angel Chapter signified by the screaming skull on their backpatch. Other backpatch clubs are just that, backpatch clubs whether for instance the 'Rejects Brotherhood' who I see around Margate or Brothers of the Third Wheel (Trikers) (if they still exist.) They are not Hells Angels and god help anyone who claims to belong to the Hells Angels who isn't!

Anonymous said...

Yes they have been coming for a number of years lately,(its more like grandad rally then anything else!)and they have been in good spirits and just enjoying a day out.

Tony Beachcomber said...

Anon 7:30, I remember in the late 80's in the London Tavern, the Windsors making somebody remove a one per cent from their colours.

Michael Child said...

I was just thinking about the animal rights protesters throwing paint over people clothed in animal skins and how strange it is they never seem to do this to hells angels.