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Hi all,

There seem to so few UK events posted in this section, so I thought I'd fly the flag for the Brits and post this selection of events/meets that me and a few others have in the calendar for this year.

There are plenty more so its not intended to be a complete list.

If you're interested in meeting up on the way, for a ride-in or at the event, let me know and we'll see what we can fix up - it'd be good!
    Sun 4 March Scooter Parts Fair, Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northants (Wash-out!)
    Sun 25 March Vespa Club of Great Britain 60th Anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) meet-up at Scooter Sunday Ace Cafe, London
    Mon 9 April (Bank Holiday Easter Monday) Southend Showdown rideout from Ace Cafe, London
    Sun 15 April Vintage Motor Scooter Club (VMSC) Custom Show, Rylton Leisure Centre, near Coventry, Midlands http://www.vmsc.co.uk/page30.html
    Sun 27 May Great London Ride Out from Regents Park to Southend (ADDED) See flyer below
    Mon 4 June (Bank Hol) Margate Meltdown from Ace Cafe, London
    Fri 8 - Sun 10 June Shed Weekender 8, Northants http://www.shedweekender.com/ (ADDED)
    Thu 14 - Sun 17 June World Vespa Day 2012, Hackney, London (THE BIG ONE!) Official site at http://www.vespaworlddays2012.com/ and MV thread at Vespa World Days 2012 jun 14-17
    Fri 27 - Sun 29 June NSRA rally to Weston Super Mare (one of ten 'nationals') http://www.vfmscoot.co.uk/_pages/events.htm
    Fri 6 Jul - Sun 8 Jul Darkside Scooter Nation, Northants (ADDED)
    Fri 13 - Sun 15 July Lambretta Club of Great Britain (LCGB) National rally at Lincolnshire Showground
    Fri 13 - Sun 15 July "THE WAY WE WERE FESTIVAL" 1950'S THROUGH TO THE 1960'S AT WICKSTEED PARK, KETTERING NN15 6NJ
    Fri 10 - Sun 12 August VCB Members rally, Bubblecar Museum, Lincolnshire
    Sun 9 Sept Brighton Burn-Up from Ace Cafe, London
    Sun 7 October Scooter Parts Fair, Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northants
Cheers!
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Weekend of August 3rd, the Big7sc 2012 scooter rally.
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Ride-out, raffle and more.
Event to be held at the Tally Ho, Knockholt, Sevenoaks, Kent.
More details to follow or see our web site or facebook page.
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Now I wonder If I'd get bail...


Beret. How was the Scooter Parts Fayre? You spend much? I went down to Kettering once upon a time, met a lovely girl from there..............................I can't remember her name!
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Beret. How was the Scooter Parts Fayre? You spend much? I went down to Kettering once upon a time, met a lovely girl from there..............................I can't remember her name!
I snuck in two words in the listings above - wash out!
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Cheers beret, I got it mate. Thats a shitter. We got ride out tomorrow to wolverhampton, only small gathering going up. My flaming speedo broke yesterday, was fine when I set off, halfway to work I looked down to make sure I was under the limit for the fast approaching speed camera and I was doing zero. Just gotta work out how to fix the bugger now!
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Anyone heading to the Ace on Sunday? I may pop up there for brunch or something like that!

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Anyone heading to the Ace on Sunday? I may pop up there for brunch or something like that!

Charles.
I was dead up for that as a great start to the riding calendar, but my wife and daughter are running the Sport Relief mile and I'm dobbed in as 'support crew'. As its for charidee, I've reluctantly complied, pah

Next one for me should be the VMSC show at Rugby on 15 April. We considered Ace/Southend on 9 April but seems unlikely.

Prepare for a long cafe queue if you go to Ace, if the weathers fine hundreds will turn out Laughing emoticon Put Ace Cafe Scooter or variations into Youtube and you'll see what I mean! Laughing emoticon

If you've not bought your ticket for Vespa World day and want to, they're now going at about 50 a day, and will have sold it in about a fortnight at that rate. An MV meet up is bubbling - see the World Day thread
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Support for a 1 mile run? Oh well I may pop up there. Its my local really.

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Support for a 1 mile run? Oh well I may pop up there. Its my local really.

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Myself and Louswheel are going to the VMSC show this Sunday 15th April at Rylton near Coventry. Previous years have been a really good day.

http://www.vmsc.co.uk/page30.html

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Myself and Louswheel are going to the VMSC show this Sunday 15th April at Rylton near Coventry. Previous years have been a really good day.

http://www.vmsc.co.uk/page30.html

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Pics from VMSC at Coventry VMSC 2012

Our ride out vid at http://youtu.be/779n6tkxusY Nice one Graham

Great sunshine and some rolling curves of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, just a few degrees warmer would have been nicer...bbbbrrrrrr

We didn't quite field as many as the Birmingham mixed club ride out to the show mind! Laughing emoticon

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april may ride outs
Hi, been on a few good ride outs lately.
Bar Italia, in London, from the London Eye to Greenwich Maritime museum
about, 400 scoots. Really good and lovely weather Well organised by Nicky Bubble. Then the next day. Scooter sunday at the Ace cafe. about 200 scoots. Both events several MVs. Lots of crazy kids on twist n gos doing wheelies for the crowds. At the Ace saw some club of about 15 GTSs who rode up to London from Ipswich. At least 3 hours in one direction. 2 weeks ago, went on an egg run with the Essex Forresters from Woodford, around Epping forest. 80 scoots, and top mod. And very nice people from there including from the Vespaholics club.
This week 21st april riding down from west London [ 3 hours] to Hastings for the scooter skirmish organised by the 1066 Saxons. Usually 300 scoots. Assemble on the seafront at 10.30 am. Then an hours ride out then finish at a holiday camp. Usually good fun. Best of all in a true mod stylie, organised by the New Untouchables is a ride out from Carnaby st London, via Buckingham Palace to Shoreditch. Starts 2pm. Super fab and a great end meet with bands and barbecues. Usually 400 scoots. There are always MVs, so get along.
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Hi, been on a few good ride outs lately.
Best of all in a true mod stylie, organised by the New Untouchables is a ride out from Carnaby st London, via Buckingham Palace to Shoreditch. Starts 2pm. Super fab and a great end meet with bands and barbecues. Usually 400 scoots. There are always MVs, so get along.
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This isnt until the 5th May is it?
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Re: april may ride outs
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gass wrote:
Hi, been on a few good ride outs lately.
Best of all in a true mod stylie, organised by the New Untouchables is a ride out from Carnaby st London, via Buckingham Palace to Shoreditch. Starts 2pm. Super fab and a great end meet with bands and barbecues. Usually 400 scoots. There are always MVs, so get along.
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This isnt until the 5th May is it?
Yep, 5th May. More at...
http://newuntouchables.ning.com/events/timebox-wkend-buckingham-palace-scooter-run
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Re: april may ride outs
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Hi, been on a few good ride outs lately.
Bar Italia, in London, from the London Eye to Greenwich Maritime museum
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This week 21st april riding down from west London [ 3 hours] to Hastings for the scooter skirmish organised by the 1066 Saxons. Usually 300 scoots. Assemble on the seafront at 10.30 am. Then an hours ride out then finish at a holiday camp. Usually good fun. Best of all in a true mod stylie, organised by the New Untouchables is a ride out from Carnaby st London, via Buckingham Palace to Shoreditch. Starts 2pm. Super fab and a great end meet with bands and barbecues. Usually 400 scoots. There are always MVs, so get along.
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I take it that's you and your GTS250 peering out from page 136 of Mays Scootering Magazine Gass? Nice paint job! 8)
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Yes thats me in the Show us your scoot section of May's Scootering magazine. Actually I sent the pic in 2 1/2 years ago when the scoot with silver chevrons was first done by Dave at [redacted]. It's nice to see an auto in scootering, as they don't often feature them, even though lots are turning up at rallies now. I'll be going to the May 27 Southend ride out, and hope to see some more, tricked p GTSs. cheers Gass silver machine gts 250
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For anyone in the East Midlands or Peak District area, Beat The Bikers is this Sunday 12th August.

Arrive before 10am at The Hurt Arms in Ambergate (on the A6), for a six mile group ride into Matlock Bath. Hang around in Matlock for a bit then on to the Rugby Club grounds for music, food & stalls, etc.

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Ironfoot - Hope that one went well. Had it in the diary since you mentioned it and looked great, but had to make a call between it and the Vespa Club of Britain Back to Basics mini rally in Lincolnshire also this weekend, which we decided to go to, and was really good.

Let me know/post the Beat The Bikers next year though as definitely up for coming up for it...
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Ride to The Wall 6 October 2012
Ride to the Wall started when one man - Martin Dickinson - rode with a few friends to the UKs National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to pay respect to the fallen of the UKs Armed Forces. Th event has now grown to a national ride out involving hundreds of riders that has raised over £150k for the Arboretum as a growing place of respect and rememberance.

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already booked into this one brown beret,
will be camping at Drayton Manor with The Armed Forces Scooter Club
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Can we do the london to brighton run from ace cafebon scooters? Ive just seen loads of pictures and videos and not one scooter? Thanks
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already booked into this one brown beret,
will be camping at Drayton Manor with The Armed Forces Scooter Club
may see you there. 8)
Robbo,with a sand beret.
I think I'm going to have to pass on the RTTW as I'm still refitting the garage into a better workshop for scootery restorationary stuff, and what was previously in the garage is strewn around a tent and gazebo in my garden which isn't a great look.

Should be at the Scooter Parts Fair at Wicksteed on 7th and hope weather's good.

Had a great blast at the cupcake & Mash run on 15th Sept at Cookes in Shepherds Bush, that someone kindly video'd so now I can recognise which sights I flashed past on the day!

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Great weather meant a great turnout at the twice yearly scooter parts fair in Kettering today, drawing clubs and solo riders from all over 8)

As usual, the car park was as interesting as the fair...
Several county clubs met up at a local diner for a group ride in
Several county clubs met up at a local diner for a group ride in
Darkside GTS300 with custom screen, chrome peak, darkened lenses, Didge rack and adapted crash bars
Darkside GTS300 with custom screen, chrome peak, darkened lenses, Didge rack and adapted crash bars
Vespa GS160 with original features and modern paint
Vespa GS160 with original features and modern paint
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'One Lady Owner from New' - the original lady and her now restored Vespa 150 Super with rare spare wheel bracket, on its first outing since restoration
'One Lady Owner from New' - the original lady and her now restored Vespa 150 Super with rare spare wheel bracket, on its first outing since restoration
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More pics... 8)
First time I've seen the new Lambretta LN125 with Sym engine 'in the flesh', and brave enough to park alongside an original GP
First time I've seen the new Lambretta LN125 with Sym engine 'in the flesh', and brave enough to park alongside an original GP
Beautiful Vespa GS
Beautiful Vespa GS
Nicely restored Lambretta Li150
Nicely restored Lambretta Li150
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nice pictures beret, keep em coming.

Hope all is well down there matey!
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For all those who followed this thread to make riding plans for 2012, I've just added a new post with some UK rallies and events for 2013

UK Rallies and Events 2013
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2012 VCB Back to Basics Rally
Bit of memories..;>
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cupcake & Mash Rideout
London 2012
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