The Double Zero Revisited
By the mid-1960s Deritend’s parish church had lost most of its parishioners and was facing closure. The Reverend David Collyer had been working with young motorbike gangs around the city, and decided to set up a coffee bar for them.
Dubbed the Double Zero - “because we’re worth less than nothing” - the club saw several thousand bikers pass through its doors over the next five years before making way for the homelessness charity which adopted the church’s name; St Basil’s. Today David Collyer and a number of DZ members will be looking back on that period, helped along by some full-throttle archive footage.