MODS and rockers are set to hold another protest as part of a campaign for a seafront road to be reopened.

Bikers and mods on scooters will meet at Brighton Palace Pier again on Sunday, August 9, to demonstrate all day.

The groups are calling on Brighton and Hove City Council for Madeira Drive to be reopened to all motorists as lockdown has eased.

Since April, the road has been closed to vehicles to allow more space for cyclists and runners during the coronavirus crisis.

Ollie Wilson and Laura King, from Hove, have been campaigning for the road to be reopened since June.

A petition organised by the pair has now garnered more than 10,000 signatures.

Ollie said motorists provide a “lifeline” for traders in Madeira Drive and has been calling for mods and rockers to be able to access their “spiritual home”.

He said the infamous rival groups will be joining forces once again to fight the new “battle for Madeira Drive, united against the council”.

The last protest saw Quadrophenia author Simon Wells turn up to show his support for the campaign. Despite rain, about 150 mods and rockers gathered.

Ollie’s next protest will be held ahead of a full council meeting on Thursday, August 13, when he will present the petition to councillors.

An opposing petition calling for Madeira Drive to remain closed to motorists until the end of the year has received 3,346 signatures.