Lincoln & Newark Scooter Rally

Well done to the Lincoln & Newark Scooter Collective for putting on a lovely scooter-only rally. They had found a nice camping spot and we were so lucky with the weather this weekend.

It was great to be part of the winning pub quiz team on Friday night with Andy, Nigel and some of the Flying 8 Balls SC. The cash prize made it a cheap night for us when we put the prize money behind the bar! A great start to a cracking weekend.

We had a busy Saturday on the ScooterNova magazine stall as did JB Fabrications on theirs – cheers for the tool and the t-shirts – and JG Scooters who provided a mobile dyno for rally-goers to torture their scooters on. The band on Saturday evening were refreshingly entertaining and it was a fun night of too much talking and laughing until suddenly it was Sunday and time for the ride home.

Cheers,
Ann

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ScooterExpo – a fabulous new show

This weekend saw the doors open for ScooterExpo, an event that had been eight months in the planning, although in my mind for a fair bit longer than that.
While I may have first considered the concept of a new scooter event prior to launching ScooterNova magazine back in 2017, it couldn’t have happened without the help of my friend Iggy at ScooterLab UK. After sharing ideas of an event organised by the both of us, we sat down at the end of 2018 to discuss the potential, various suggestions, and after he came up with the venue, ScooterExpo was born – the first joint event by ScooterNova magazine and SLUK.

Norrie Kerr’s Vespa SS50 in the foreground at ScooterExpo.
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Scooters, traders, deals & more at ScooterExpo

This Sunday will see our new joint ScooterLab/ScooterNova show arrive at the hallowed halls of Alfreton Leisure Centre, a venue steeped in scootering history. Home of the iconic NSRA Trade & Custom shows from 1989-1991. And have we got a great line up for you!

We’d like to thank our sponsors for showing faith in us, Lexham Insurance (check out their stand for a chance to win a year’s free insurance) and Putoline Lubricants  (visit their stand to get all your questions about oils, eprotectors and octane boosters answered). Of course, we’d also like to thank all the other exhibitors and traders for jumping on board. We’d also like to thank all the showgoers who have helped to create a buzz about the event before it has even happened. We hope you all come along and have a great day out. 

Here’s all the pre-show info you should need…

Glyn Dove’s Pseudo Satisfaction…
…and Nick Jolly’s Hall of Fame were at Alfreton in 1991. When was the last time you saw either of these scooters out and about? Both have been dusted off just for this show.
Wake has only been shown twice since it was rebuilt and featured in edition 10 of ScooterNova magazine. It will be at Alfreton at the weekend along with potentially two other ex-Jeremy Howlett bikes, including Dazzle.
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ScooterNova at Big 7 scooter rally

big7SNCruFresh back from Poland, this weekend we’ll be pointing our scooters down to sunny Kent to join our fellow revellers on a hop farm near Tonbridge.  This is where Continue reading

ScooterNova at EuroLambretta

We finally arrived at the rally site for this year’s EuroLambretta in Zakopane, Poland this afternoon. We set off from home last Friday and have ridden our old Lambretta scooters just over 1000 miles and through five countries… so far!

The site was bustling we we arrived and we were soon chatting with friends and fellow Lambretta riders from all over Europe.

Tomorrow (Saturday) you will find ScooterNova magazine helping out on the Lambretta Club Great Britain stall in the ‘market area’ of the rally. If any fellow riders need spares etc for their scooters then the LCGB will as always have the essential get you home stuff, along with their popular range of merchandise too.

The club will also have the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine for sale, as well as previous editions. We will have a small selection of magazine merchandise also available, along with offering subscriptions and renewals for all those who like to do this annually at the EuroLambretta rally, oh and did I mention we have some new, shiny stickers too?

So please feel free to come by and say hello tomorrow to us and the LCGB stall volunteers and have a great time in Poland!

Ride safe,

Andy

ScooterNova rides to Poland

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Kelso here we come!

Bonnie Scotland is calling us this weekend for the third BSRA National scooter rally of 2019.
The Borders town of Kelso is another of our favourite rallies on the calendar, with the ride up featuring some fantastic roads to enjoy – if you get the chance, check out the A68, we love it – and the town itself always welcoming.
Just £20 gets you a weekend pass to all entertainment and camping at the Showground there which also hosts the scooter dealers/traders. ScooterNova magazine will of course be trading and you’ll find us by the entrance to the hall alongside Crusader Promotions with their rally T-shirts and patches.
We will have the brand new edition 13 with us, so if you want to know what it is like to own and ride a Lambretta Targa Twin 275cc, what kind of eye-catching Vespa hot-rod you can build for less than £1000, or be inspired by some amazing scooter touring, then edition 13 is perfect for you! We also have a stunning DDK painted Lambretta street racer, exclusive interviews with Ray Kemp of AF Rayspeed and John Horner of RW Horner Brothers, two GS Vespa, one built in Italy the other in Belgium (!) plus event and product reviews, news, an electric classic Lambretta, and all you need to know about powder-coating your scooter can all be found in edition 13. We will also have some back issues, merchandise and our new limited edition enamel pin badges. Plus signed copies of Sticky’s new ScooterBoys book too.
Have a safe ride folks and we’ll see you up there!

**ScooterNova magazine is an independent publication, produced by scooterists for scooterists. It is published bi-monthly on quality paper, with credible articles written by fellow riders. Available from all good scooter shops or mail order via subscription, for more details visit the magazine’s website.

Sunny Weston-Super-Mare

The north Somerset coastal resort of Weston-super-Mare is calling us this weekend for the second BSRA National scooter rally of 2019.
Home of the Lambretta Museum (and also ScooterNova magazine HQ), this is one of our favourite seaside rallies on the calendar.
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Destination Scarborough

PrintWe’re very much looking forward to riding to Scarborough Scooter Rally this weekend, what with Easter being so late this year. No matter how much you may ride your scooter throughout the year, nothing really compares to Continue reading

ScooterNova at Teignmouth

This weekend the South West Scooter Clubs host their first rally of the year at sunny Teignmouth in Devon.

Based at the Devon Valley Holiday Village weekend entry for the event will be £20 (pay on the door when getting your accommodation). Onsite accommodation was mostly booked in advance but recently one or two places became available if you still want to try your luck (call 01626 871400).

The Traders’ Market takes place on Saturday between 9am and 4pm so be sure to visit the SWSC stall where you will find rally pin badges, patches and T-shirts plus the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine too. There will also be some previous editions, a few stickers and of course you can renew your subscription there as well.

A Strictly Over 18s event with numbers limited to 750, bands booked for the weekend are The 5:15, Double Barrel Swindle and The Corsairs.
If you just want to attend Saturday for the ridden custom show (11:30am) and rideout (1pm) then daytime tickets are available at £5 on the door from 10am to 6pm.

Have a safe ride and enjoy the weekend

**ScooterNova magazine is an independent publication, produced by scooterists for scooterists. It is published bi-monthly on quality paper, with credible articles written by fellow riders. Available from all good scooter shops or mail order via subscription, for more details visit the magazine’s website.

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