A vintage motorcycle enthusiast gathered a gang of veteran 'ton up boys' for a reunion of a historic biker club whose headquarters were a Goonhilly Downs cafe.

Lifelong rider Adam McQueen first heard stories of the Telstar Motorcycle Club from older rockers years ago.

He decided to seek out the gang's old 1960s clubhouse and see if he could organise a reunion.

Armed with only an old newspaper clipping and his 1960 Royal Enfield Crusader, Adam traversed the sparse landscape looking for the building that matched his old photograph.

He came across a house with a suspiciously large forecourt that looked like it could have once held a petrol pump, like the Telstar Cafe did, and approached Karen Jewkes who was out in the garden.

Adam said: "She was very friendly and keen to talk to me, and I gave her my word that I wasn't some sort of nutter."

He told Karen and her husband Peter the story of how their home used to be the clubhouse for a gang of rockers.

They had heard about the cafe when they bought the house in the mid-2000s, and said someone approached them in the past to try and organise a reunion which never ended up happening.

With the Jewkes' blessing, Adam got some of his biker friends together and organised a ride from Portreath to the former Telstar Cafe where they would assemble half a century on from the club's heyday.

He was somewhat surprised at the turnout when he arrived at the starting point.

Adam said: "I didn't really know what to expect but when I arrived at Portreath I started to sweat because the carpark was full."

They set off on their vintage bikes, Adam spearheading the band with a column of riders close behind.

He said: "Apparently the noise was tremendous when we arrived there."

He added: "I'm too young to have ever been there but I just felt like I wanted to do something to bring it alive again. It was great to get people there to talk about it."

The group shared old stories about a pinball machine with a mind of its own that used to spark into life unprovoked, and the cafe's owner who would fall asleep in front of the fire after a drink or two, causing some concern from patrons.

One rocker, Bob Reed, even wore the same jacket he used to don in the 1970s.

Adam said: "It was a very nostalgic feeling and I think everyone was really excited about it."

He said "everyone knows about the Ace Cafe in London and everything in that part of the world," but the history of Cornish rockers is harder to trace.

Most of what he has learned about the club has been from speaking to older riders.

With that in mind, he hopes to make the reunion an annual event.

Anyone with memories of the Telstar Cafe can get in touch with Adam through his Cornish Ton Up and Rockers Revival Group on Facebook.

Adam said: "You don't really need to have an awful lot of knowledge or interest in old bikes, but when you see it in the sunshine with the shiny chrome, and hear the noise it makes..."