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Isle of Wight scooter rally 'was boyhood dream'

Wed 12 Oct 2011

Isle of Wight scooter rally 'was boyhood dream'

A keen motorcyclist has said that a trip to the Isle of Wight reignited his passion for scooters.

Paul McKenzie wrote in the Independent that taking part in the island's famous scooter rally was a "boyhood dream".

He suggested seeing thousands of the trendy machines shooting up and down Union Street when he arrived at the Ryde-based event was "an awesome sight".

The 43-year-old also stated that pubs and clubs in the area were thriving with scooter enthusiasts from all over the country, as they congregated to listen to some Northern Soul – the music genre of choice for Vespa and Lambretta riders.

Rally promoter Stuart Robson was quoted as saying that the event was getting bigger.

"Each year it gets more popular, it's just a fantastic spectacle - 10,000 scooters, no two the same - and it's a great party," he commented.

Scooter riders have been heading to the Isle of Wight on every August bank holiday for the past ten years and the majority of the entertainment on offer is staged at the Ryde Ice Stadium.

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-800756308-ADNFCR

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