Spangles Vespa Custom Scooter

Here is the Spangles custom Vespa PX – another star of the new edition 16 of ScooterNova magazine and also the Woolacombe scooter rally patch.

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2020 BSRA National Scooter Rallies

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!

Woolacombe Scooter Rally

This weekend sees us pointing our scooters south and riding down to sunny Devon for the annual Woolacombe Scooter Rally, and with sunshine forecast for the journey down we’re

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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

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Edition 12 OUT NOW!

ScooterExpo – a brand new show from SLUK and ScooterNova

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SLUK and ScooterNova Magazine are getting together to bring you a brand-new scooter event in summer 2019.
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Gift a subscription this Christmas

Give the gift of a subscription to ScooterNova Magazine this Christmas, with issue 11 published before Santa sets off in his sleigh. It’s the ideal gift that is easy to buy, a joy to receive and lasts all year-long!
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Warmwell this weekend

Winter may finally be making an appearance, but there’s one last big event and it takes place this weekend.

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What’s inside number 9? New edition out soon!

Good news folks, edition 9 of ScooterNova magazine is on the way!
Completed and printed in time for the Isle of Wight scooter rally next weekend, you can pre-order online and be one of the first to receive it.
So what’s to look forward to in edition 9?

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AF 5-speed gearbox replacement selectors are coming

We received the following statement from AF Rayspeed earlier today:

“Today we have received an update from the supplier regarding the new gear selectors for the Clo5e Ratio Gearbox.
“The new selectors are on the way to us, they left the supplier yesterday (Monday) with Fedex, we are hoping for a quick delivery.
“Many of you have already returned your gear selectors, these will be replaced as soon as the new ones arrive.
“Please, if you have not returned your gear selector send it to us and as soon as we receive it we can send out the replacement, please mark the package for the attention of Karen.
“We appreciate the patience that has been shown in relation to this issue, thank you.”

So, if like Andy you have a Clo5e Ratio gearbox loaded into an engine you’ve not yet been able to use, then good news is hopefully just around the corner.
And if you have not yet sent your original selector back to AF, then do so as soon as possible. Their address is:

AF Rayspeed Ltd., Five Acres, East Heslerton, Nr. Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8EN.
If you need to know more you can try telephoning 01944 710693, but you may have better luck sending an email to: rayspeedstype@gmail.com

Fingers crossed we’ll be riding them before the end of the summer!

AF Rayspeed Clo5e Ratio gearbox

 

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You can pre-order, buy and subscribe online here.
Find out more about ScooterNova magazine here.

New ScooterNova magazine slip cases to store your magazines in, available now from our secure online shop.

 

New ScooterNova magazine slip cases to store your magazines in, available now from our secure online shop.

 

Isle of Man Scooter Rally Stamps – special event cover

To commemorate the 60th anniversary since the first Isle of Man Scooter Rally, the Isle of Man Post Office have issued a set of 8 special scooter stamps.

The set includes

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