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Isle of Wight Scooter Rally 2022 rolls into city on August 26

The annual Isle of Wight Scooter Rally returns next weekend, over the August bank holiday.

Expect scores of scooterists arriving by ferry, before meeting up at their yearly get together.

The Isle of Wight Scooter Rally weekend will run from Friday, August 26 to Monday, August 29.

The majority of those taking part will camp at Sandown Airport, where there will be bars, food, shopping, music and more.

The 2021 rally. Video by Kev Keegan.

Ryde also plays host to huge numbers of scooterists, with entertainment at Eastern Gardens, on the Esplanade (scroll down for the line-up).

The event is organized by the VFM Collective, who describe themselves as riders dedicated to supporting all aspects of the scooter rally scene.

Among the acts due to play at Sandown Airport, for those with tickets, are The Style Councillors, The Specials Ltd, and Senior Class, and there will also be the chance to dance the night away at silent discos.

Ryde hosts scooter enthusiasts. 2021’s rally by Jake Curran.

2021’s rally, by Tabitha Rudkin.

Meanwhile, Jack Up Events hosts Island bands and a 60s playlist, featuring Northern Soul, Motown, two-tone and reggae, from 10am on Saturday, August 27. (Scroll down for the full line-up).

Local traders will also be on hand to fuel the fun.

Sunday, August 28 will see the usual ride-out – and its accompanying warning to Isle of Wight motorists to be aware of a large number of scooters on the road.

It leaves the former ice rink car park at about 1pm, but a large crowd of riders is expected to gather well in advance.

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