SOUTHEND is set to be flooded with hundreds of bikers today as part of an “unofficial” Shakedown event.

Earlier this year organisers of the legendary Southend Shakedown confirmed they would not be running an event in 2023 following “safety concerns”.

However, an “unofficial” event has been created by the community with hundreds set to descend on the seafront today.

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Here is everything we know:

The 2022 event, organised by the Southend Shakedown Association, was the first one staged since the Covid pandemic struck.

An event page on Facebook was created by biker Ian Maggs, 58, to see if anyone would attend Southend on the day for an “unofficial shakedown”.

Since, more than 250 people have confirmed as attending and 1,000 more “interested”. 

As a result of this, Essex Police and Southend Council has said there will be a higher officer presence.

Southend Council add that any motorcycles arriving at the seafront on Easter Monday today will be directed to Eastern Esplanade car park (formerly known as Gas Works car park).

Marine Parade will be open to through traffic, but parking is suspended along this area on Easter Monday for the safety of pedestrians.