Stratford-upon Avon Rally May 2018
Thank you to Stephanie and Leslie Smith for organising a great rally through memorable Cotswold scenery
Vespa World Days Belfast 14th June 2018
Although the weather was not co-operating initially with high winds delaying the opening of the rally, all went well from there on. A turnout of around 3000 riders, some memorable ride-outs, particularly to Carrickfergus on Saturday, and a well organized rowdy gala meal. A big thank you to all involved in the organisation of such a complex event.
“Go n-eiri an bothar leat” as we learnt in County Wicklow 19th June 2018. To translate from the Gaellic “May the road rise to meet you” and it certainly did with some spectacular riding through the Wicklow mountains and contrasting visits to a sinister gaol and a medieval monastery. Having organised a micro-brewery on-site was a master stroke, a big thank you to the ever enthusiastic Irish branch of the VVC.
Essex Veteran Vespa Club Two Day Ride-out 7th July 2018
Roy Puttock comments “Thanks for a fantastic weekend organised by the fabulous Warren and Hayley Jopson, they were hosts with the most, from breakfast and coffee on tap and I’m told, cold beers after the informal Italian restaurant meal, and Warren, that workshop and your scooter collection are to die for.
Sundaybest Scooterfest Abridge 8th July 2018
The VVC set up its stall by 10am and was joined by the Essex Veteran Vespa club ride-out at around 11.15 to make an impressive display which resulted in being awarded ‘best turned out club’ by the organisers. VVC member Roman Meir also bagged awards for ‘Best Vespa in Show’ and ‘Furthest Travelled’
North Norfolk Rally, 14 -17th September 2018
A big thank you to Lesley and Tony Purdy for organising and hosting this event at the wooded Kelling Heath. A particular highlight was co-ordinating it with the local 1940s weekend that was fully embraced by the VVC membership.