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At the Bridlington Trade & Custom Show this weekend the BSRA (British Scooter Riders Association) got together to discus dates for British scooter rallies during 2014.
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It was good to see a new venue for 2014 at Newark (30 years since the last rally there) but there were no real surprises elsewhere, which is a shame as some venues / towns are certainly getting a bit predictable. Anyway, here is the list of National Scooter Rallies for 2014.
18-21 April/ Easter – Whitby (Yorkshire)
2-5 May Day Bank Holiday – Tenby (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
23-26 May Bank Holiday – Kelso (Scottish Borders, Scotland)
20-22 June – Newark (Nottinghamshire)
4-6 July – Cleethorpes (Lincolnshire)
25-27 July – Weston-super-Mare (Somerset)
22-25 August – Isle of Wight
29-31 August – Mersea Island (Essex)
19-21 September – Woolacombe (Devon)
24-26 October – Bridlington (Yorkshire)
UPDATE JANUARY 2014
We have published an updated list of rallies and events here, together with useful web links too.
Contrary to what a taxi driver in Sandown may have told you, or any rumours you may have read on Facebook pages or internet forums, spread by armchair scooterists who have nothing better to do than live their life through a USB port, there are no plans to abandon the Isle of Wight as a scooter rally venue in 2014.
Various meetings are in the pipeline and we can confirm that plans for next year’s August Bank Holiday are already under way. Once again the rally will be based around Ryde with the camp site at Smallbrook Stadium (which following on from the recent improvements, has planning in for further works to be carried out over the closed season, including hopefully by next summer a new shower and changing area). We will of course be publishing any news and further information in Scootering magazine, on the VFM website and in the BSRA pages as it happens, so as the old saying goes; watch this space!
(The VFM Collective)