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Apologies for those who received our blog notification email yesterday which within the email stated the wrong date for Kelso.
The blog itself was corrected to 22-25 May but of course the email preview remains in your inbox.
Sorry about that – I was trying to type too fast on my little iPhone!
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;
6-9 March: (Modrapheniacs SC 20th rally anniversary)
27-29 March: Teignmouth (SWSC event)
15-17 May: Phoenix Nights
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!
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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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