SCOOTER RALLY ANNOUNCES DATES AND NEW VENUE FOR 2021

The team behind The Isle of Wight Scooter Rally has announced that the event will go ahead this year, despite some initial doubt caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

As previously reported by Island Echo, organiser VFM was forced to make the decision to cancel the event in 2020, due to the rules surrounding events and gatherings at the height of the pandemic.

The event is set to be held this year between 26th and 30th August, and will move from its previous location to a new venue at Sandown Airport, with scooterists able to bask in the smell of 2-stroke at what organisers hope will be the ‘best rally of the year’.

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Visitors to the rally can expect licensed bars and food, along with live bands and DJ’s. Those wishing to stay the night will be able to take advantage of a camping facility, with a regular bus service to several Island towns for those wishing to head home for the night.

In a social media post, organisers said that the safety of those attending and the team working to hold the event will be paramount, and the event will be subject to any change in Government guidance:

“Please remember that this rally will ultimately depend on, and be subject to, Government COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

“The safety of our rally-goers, staff, bands, and Island residents is paramount and we will take every step to ensure that our rally is run in a safe manner.

“We will continue to closely monitor all Government updates and event industry practices and policies.”

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The first batch of early-bird tickets is now available, and more details of the event are set to be released shortly. You can find more on the VFM website.

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Dave Rivett
Dave Rivett
4 months ago

I hope something will be done to improve the access road to the airport, otherwise there are going to be a lot of unhappy participants!

ron ashton
ron ashton
4 months ago

That should clear any droplets of covid still in the air.

temperance
temperance
4 months ago

Should stay in Ryde, town much better for scooterist to spend an evening and shops such as they are, are better. Think big mistake and will stop them and their £s coming back in the future. Plus its tradition for a lot of these guys and gals.

Roger everyone
Roger everyone
Reply to  temperance
4 months ago

Let’s hope the prices on site at the airport are not to extortionate for food and drinks, the last time they tried this in out porchfield way it caused a near riot on site

Tony tollbridge
Tony tollbridge
4 months ago

Smelly polluting contraptions keep them off the island.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Tony tollbridge
4 months ago

well said tony – this is unacceptable in the 21st century – why are we putting up with the air we breathe being choked up with exhaust fumes from these hideously polluting things – when they do that ride out from Ryde seafront, you cannot see across the car park for all the fumes – this type of wanton pollution should be stamped out and the organisors charged with environmental pollution.

Jiffi
Jiffi
Reply to  isle of wighter
4 months ago

Shut up go bury your head in the sand, it’s one weekend. I suppose you drive do you. Or are you the eco warrior of the island. As I posted to the other fool . Stay in and slowly consume yourself from inside with your moans on here about everything positive. OR MOVE OFF THR ISLAND WE DONT WANT YOU AND YOUR NEGATIVE CRUD

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Jiffi
4 months ago

jiffi – polluting the atmosphere with the disgusting fumes of these antiques and their antique riders attitudes is not what we want on the island or in this century. I was born on this island and have never liked the disgusting smell of these hideously polluting contraptions.

the sooner we have all electric bikes/cars or bikes and cars with power cells, then we can consign these disgusting, polluting, things to history, thankfully.

there is nothing positive about intentionally damaging the quality of the air we breathe.

Edgar-of-9
Edgar-of-9
4 months ago

Buses ! ! !
they’ve got scooters.

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  Edgar-of-9
4 months ago

Don’t drink and drive, you’re spill it,

Eastcowes Bill
Eastcowes Bill
4 months ago

Just like the swallows heralding summer the sweet smell of two stroke means that autumn is just around the corner. As a X hotelier the August bank holiday meant that in a couple of days I would be able to drive from Shanklin to sandown (Bookers) without bumper to bumper traffic, having to rush back in time to open the bar. Aahh those halcyon days, aren’t I glad that’s all in the past. So I will always welcome the noise and smell of the isle of wight scooter rally.

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