The 59 Club, also known as The Fifty Nine Club and 'the 9', is a London, England, based motorcycle club with members all over the world.
The 59 Club started as a church-based youth club founded in Hackney Wick on 2 April 1959, in the East End of London. In 1962, after a visit by Father Bill to the Ace Cafe, a motorcycle section was established in Hackney, the motorcycle section soon outgrew the youth club.
Club nights took place once a week on Saturday evenings at the Eton Mission, where there was ample parking and a large hall with table tennis, billiards, a juke box and a coffee bar. Motor Cycle staff writer Mike Evans in 1963 reported: "Ably managed by the Rev. Bill Shergold, the club is affectionately known by London riders as 'The Vic's Caff'!".
Father Bill remained Chairman of the club until he passed away in 2009.
The Club is staffed and managed by unpaid volunteers and helpers, many of whom have done so since the Sixties.
Adopted in the 1960’s by Britain’s motorcycling youth, initially in the London area, the 59 Club badge soon became an icon of a youth culture that has continued to this day – the Rockers! Remember the only genuine regalia is produced in London, the rest is Fake!
With a history and roots that includes with rock n’ roll, the 59 has evolved through the years to be an internationally renowned motorcycle club, with its headquarters in Plaistow, East London.
The 59 Club, because of its linked history, has now teamed up with the ACE CAFE LONDON, to enable the Club to protect its future. All memberships and regalia will need to be purchased through ACE CAFE LONDON.