This weekend, like many of you, we were planning to be at the Big 7 scooter rally in Kent, which of course sadly isn’t going ahead due to the global pandemic still affecting us all.
Not only is it a terrible shame for the Big 7 SC who have put a lot of time and effort into trying to arrange an event despite the circumstances, but of course we’re all missing the ride and meeting up with our friends at the other end for a good ol’ party!
This weekend also sees the launch on the new ScooterNova magazine, edition 26. As we’ve done in the past, it would have been good to set up our stall and meet friends old and new as they stop by for a chat and to buy the latest edition. This not only affects our direct sales, but restrictions also affect those of scooter shops nationwide that also sell ScooterNova magazine and welcome customers to their stalls at rallies and events to buy the magazine and scooter parts/consumables, as well as over the counter at their premises.
ScooterNova is a proud co-sponsor of the Big 7 Scooter Rally, and the main sponsor Atoms Scooters is also the magazine stockist in Kent, so we invite anyone in the area to take a ride down to Atoms this weekend and support them if you can by picking up the magazine you’d usually purchase at the scooter rally and anything you need for your scooter while you’re there. Whether it’s a single spark plug, bottle of oil or you really want a new exhaust pipe or shiny accessories, your local scooter shop can only survive with the support of customers – and you’ll miss them if they’re gone. After all, what other kind of shop can sort you out with a new clutch cable on the way home from work if yours has snapped?
Nationwide Scooter Shop Stockists
Of course if you don’t live in Kent, we have ScooterNova magazine stockists all over the UK and abroad, all of which will welcome you (subject to local Covid-related restrictions) to buy across the counter or via their online shop. A geographical list can be found on our main website here.
Broken down in to regions, scooter shop stockists of ScooterNova magazine include:
North East: Northumbria Scooter Services
North West: Manchester Scooter Centre, Mike Phoenix, Barry Turner’s Scooter Warehouse (Merseyside)
Yorkshire & The Humber: Absolutely Scooters, AF Rayspeed Td, Chiselspeed Tuning, Lambretta Upgrades.
East Midlands: JG Scooters, Midland Scooter Centre, Scooter Restorations, Scooter Solutions, Shaw-Fire Scooter Spares, Simply Retro, Vintage Motor Scooters
West Midlands: Chas Mann’s Scooterista, Disco Dez Scooters, Readspeed Scooters
Eastern England: Cambridge Lambretta Workshop, JB Tuning, Lambretta Rehab
Greater London: Modern Scooters, Scooter Surgery
South East: Atoms (Kent)
South West: Cornwall Scooter Centre, The Lambretta Museum, Scootopia, Swiss Tony’s Scooter Spares, South West Scooters, Torbay Lambretta.
Wales: On Small Wheels
International stockists & mail-order
Eire/ Ireland: Bell, Book & Candle (Galway)
Germany: Scooter Center Köln
Germany: SIP Scootershop
Italy: Rimini Lambretta Centre
Spain: Scooterist Factory
National & International mail order
More details (including addresses, contacts and links) of stockists can be found on our main website here.
Wherever you ride this weekend enjoy and stay safe.
**ScooterNova is an independent scooter magazine, produced and published by scooterists, for scooterists. Edition 26 is published on 25 June 2021 and available now from the above mentioned scooter shops, or you can subscribe and purchase directly from our online shop by clicking here.