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’.
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.”
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.