ANNUAL ISLE OF WIGHT SCOOTER RALLY WILL GO AHEAD DESPITE CANCELLATION RUMOURS

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VFM, organisers of The Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally, have confirmed that the annual August Bank Holiday event will go ahead in 2020 despite rumours of a coronavirus cancellation.

News has been spreading across social media that the event had been called off due to coronavirus. This was supported by an unofficial website stating that the event had been cancelled.

The event has been based out of Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde for the last 2 decades, but it was announced back in December that this year it will be moving to Sandown Airport. The team at Sandown Airport have confirmed that the event is 100% going ahead.

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Over 5,000 scooters descend on the Isle of Wight each year, bringing a huge boost to the local economy.

The official website can be found at http://www.vfmscoot.co.uk/.

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Daz
Daz
1 year ago

Is it wise to publish a website that is spreading these rumours?

Andy SWS
Andy SWS
1 year ago

You should really remove the link to the false website claiming the rally was cancelled. It was set up by someone who has no link to the rally in any way and set it up as he had an axe to grind with the organisers. The police, local council and the businesses that it affects have been informed and are looking into it.

Sharon Cade
Sharon Cade
1 year ago

There is no guarantee this will go ahead at all, surely that’s down to the government same as round the island, & IW festival. These are the sort of gatherings that the virus will thrive on.. And let’s be honest nobody wants any more cases over here. We dont have the facility at the hospital for one! Plus all the elderly people makes ours a venerable island.

Larry
Larry
Reply to  Sharon Cade
1 year ago

For those not already affected by July there will be a vaccine

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Larry
1 year ago

18 months at least before a vaccine is available, anything earlier will be for doctors nurses and health care staff

Scoot66
Scoot66
Reply to  Sharon Cade
1 year ago

Understand your concern, but this report is to counter the false claim that it is already cancelled.

Rog
Rog
1 year ago

Flu epidemics usually die out during the summer period.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Rog
1 year ago

It’s still a problem in Australia Brazil Singapore, and if not summer there it’s very warm

Seay
Seay
Reply to  Paul
1 year ago

Many will perish on the elderly Isle, I think all events will be cancelled very soon.

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