The Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally – postponed | NEWS
VFM have released a statement this afternoon regarding the Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally. Sadly the world’s biggest scooter event has also fallen victim to the current restrictions surrounding Covid-19.
Although lots of us were clinging to the hope we might just have that as our first 2020 National Rally, in reality, it was never really likely to go ahead as planned. With ferries running at a much-reduced capacity – the sheer logistics of getting us all over to the island wasn’t really practical. It’s a shame, especially as the rally had moved to a new part of the island, with a new campsite and slightly different vibe. No doubt if campsites and hotels are open by August lots of scooterists will still go and make a little holiday of it, rally or no rally.
You can read the statement from VFM below…
Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally
28-31 August 2020
BSRA Event Number 6
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic VFM* have taken the decision to postpone the Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally for 2020.
The safety of scooterists, bands, our scooter rally crew and the Isle of Wight residents is paramount. We are not prepared to compromise that. We have been constantly monitoring the government updates and feel that, currently, this is the only safe option.
Under the current restrictions, we would be unable to deliver the level of event that the IOW Rally deserves. Thank you to all our fellow scooterists that have shown patience, support and understanding whilst we have worked through this unprecedented situation.
For those that have purchased VFM 2020 AAA tickets, these will remain valid for the 2021 IOW Rally (saving you money and gaining you a free rally patch for your loyalty and support).
All enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Until we ride again – stay safe.
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