Hot off the press from the BSRA meeting at Southport Scooter Rally today, here are the dates and venues for the national scooter rallies in 2020.
10-13 April (Easter) – Whitby
8-10 May (VE Day) – Tenby
22-24 May (Spring B/H) – Kelso
26-27 June – Big 7
24-26 July – Weymouth
28-31 August (B/H) – Isle of Wight
25-27 September – Woolacombe
23-24 October – Southport
At the meeting it was also discussed that 2019 has been the best year so far regarding entrants to the BSRA Riders Championship and once again both male and female titles were very close runs. Next year’s bonus signing-on event (as well as the BSRA nationals) will be at Mersea Island in September. Meanwhile the Monsters and Olympic SCs announced Cleethorpes rally would be given a rest for another year. Regarding the Isle of Wight, it will go ahead over the August Bank Holiday weekend although final details will be announced in due course as local planning permission may affect the rally location. Other events announced at the meeting included;
29-31 May: Hayling Island (SWSC)31 July-2 August: Salford Knights
21-25 August: British Vespa Days
4-6 September: Mersea Island
11-12 September: WoT
14-15 November: Great Eastern Rally (tbc)
20-23 November: Warmwell TBC (SWSC)
Further scooter rally and event dates will added to the ScooterNova blog as they are announced.
Finally best wishes to Steve Foster who announced his retirement from VFM in the near future to spend more time riding his scooter amongst other things. Thanks Steve for everything you’ve done mate. Ride safe and see you on the road soon!
The weekend of the last BSRA scooter rally of the year is fast approaching, we’ve changed the oil in our scooters, checked the tyre pressures and fitted a couple of new parts for testing – Southport here we come!
Edition 16 of ScooterNova is well on the way to completion and we’re pretty excited about what’s inside! Not only some great articles, but we’re also doing something a little special for all those who subscribe to the magazine.
Here is the ScooterNova magazine video of another great bank holiday weekend at the BSRA Isle of Wight Scooter Rally. Using a Sena 10C Pro helmet camera we captured our ride there and back and also shot footage on the island of the rally itself, including the custom show, traders and the ride out. All that and we still managed to work two days on the ScooterNova magazine stall as well! The soundtrack is provided by Smoove and Turrell – the headline act at the Scooter Rally on the Saturday night – along with the sweet purr of 2-stroke engines. Can you spot yourself somewhere in the next four minutes?
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As stated in the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine itself, to compliment the review of the edition 215 that has just been published we have added this brief online gallery. With most of the 100 scooters entered exhibited on the day there simply wasn’t the space in the magazine to show them all, so here are some of the photos we couldn’t fit in to the pages. You’ll find more images on the SLUK website too. As with all the running around and organising of the event on the day neither Iggy nor myself actually managed to capture every single scooter there on film (or rather the digital equivalent!). Thanks again to all those who exhibited scooters, attended the event and helped out with its smooth running. The feedback from exhibitors, visitors and traders alike is that this event was up there with the best of them and everyone had a great day out. Sorted.