Within current Covid-related Government guidelines, riding your scooter wearing a crash helmet and keeping safe distance is a form of social distancing we’ve all been doing for years.
The ScooterNova Three Shires Ride is a gentle bimble of approximately 125 miles throughout picturesque Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Entries were restricted and the event was soon over-subscribed after details appeared in
edition 25 of ScooterNova magazine, which is good news because the ScooterNova Three Shires Ride was also raising money for the Local Air Ambulance charity.
We have an event page on
Facebook here, if you’ve not yet found it, so feel free to share your day with friends on social media (#ScooterNova3Shires #ThreeShiresRide)
If you took part we would love you to share some photos with us here at ScooterNova so we can include a selection in the
next edition of the magazine as well as in the online gallery below. You can upload images via the form here, and please include some details so we can caption and credit your photos accordingly (please make sure you own the copyright to any photos you upload).
(Please make sure that you own the copyright to any photographs you submit. By submitting your photos you give permission for ScooterNova magazine to use your images without restriction. The copyright of your photographs however remains with yourself.) RIDERS GALLERY
The photo shows three adults who don’t know how to pose for a photograph:
Peter ACMA, Roy GP2something and Andrew (rude) PX – photo by Peter We would thank the fellow scooterists who came to the rescue of Bradley Guest of the Barnsley Vikings SC, travelling down the day before to stay in Long Eaton. Bradley started losing fuel and pulled up in Notts, recovered with the back-up van (myself), Bradley posted his dilemma on the 3 Shires group page and was looking for a replacement float chamber to enable him to repair and continue the 3 Shires Ride the day after. Within 30 mins a fellow rider, unknown to us, had read the post and agreed to loan Bradley a float chamber. He turned up at 8am the morning of the ride and wouldn’t take a penny for his trouble. Bradley completed the ride and returned to Barnsley. No problems, apart from getting lost about 20 times, like most of us! – Photo by Paul Hilton
Bradley replacing float chamber – Photo by Paul Hilton Linda and Mark at Breedon on the Hill – photo by Linda Bedson Mark, Flying 8 Balls SC at Heath End – photo by Linda Bedson Linda and Mark at GG Granvilles – photo by Linda Bedson Rest stop at Dale Abbey – photo by John Yoxall Fuel stop – photo by John Yoxall Barnsley riders – photo by John Yoxall Heage Windmill – photo by John Yoxall Barnsley riders – photo by John Yoxall Barnsley riders – photo by John Yoxall The Horncastle crowd at Wellow – photo by David Brown Andy and Adam’s GPs at still used runway Langar Airfield – photo by Andy Stacey Andy Stacey’s view from Bolsover Castle Andy and Adam Stacey’s GP’s at the original Long Clawson Dairy entrance – photo by Andy Adam Stacey on his GP 125 behind dad Andy’s GP 200. Dale Abbey in background – photo by Andy Alex from Staffordshire and Dave from Northamptonshire park their Lambrettas at Long Clawson – photo by Nudger Alex (from Staffordshire), Dave (Northamptonshire), Andrew (Staffordshire) and Nudger (Lincolnshire) at Southwell Minster – photo by Nudger Andrew, Andy, Ann, Alex, Nudger and Dave’s Lambrettas parked in the shadow of Bolsover Castle – photo by Nudger Caroline & Neil from South Yorkshire stop at Swarkstone Bridge Caroline & Neil from South Yorkshire at Breedon on the Hill Caroline’s LML parked up at Wymeswold Caroline & Neil’s scooters at Southwell Minster Caroline & Neil’s scooters at the Wellow maypole Caroline & Neil from South Yorkshire at Bolsover Castle Caroline & Neil from South Yorkshire with Heage Windmill in the background Caroline & Neil from South Yorkshire spotted the ruins at Dale Abbey Shane from Buckinghamshire at the memorial Breedon on the Hill – Lest we forget. Yorkshire riders :
Stephen Salvin – Red Cometa
Adam Salvin – Marshall Swonnell
Paul Kirby – Incognito
Simon Burge – Original paint blue Vega
photo by Adam Billy Casper (Kes) soaking up the sun on the Three Shires run – photo by Bradley (South Yorkshire) West Yorkshire riders – Andy and Adam Stacey’s GPs at the end of the disused runway Langar Airfield West Yorkshire riders – Andy and Adam’s GPs at Calke Abbey West Yorkshire riders – Andy and Adam’s GPs Jo from Blackpool having a laugh with the locals… photo by Mike The Blackpool SC (i.e Mike and Jo) taking a rare selfie at the start of their 3SR at Bolsover Castle Gavin & Serena from Oxfordshire at
St Mary’s Church, Wymeswold – photo by Serena Gavin & Serena from Oxfordshire – Desperately seeking Granville, Arkwright and Nurse Gladys…
photo by Serena Gavin & Serena from Oxfordshire spotting the sky divers and reading the blurb about RAF Langar – photo by Serena Priory Church of St Mary and St Hardulph at Breedon on the Hill – Photo by Serena It was a steep and gravelly climb to the top and visit the Priory Church of St Mary and St Hardulph at Breedon on the Hill …but what a view! Photo by Serena Scooter spotting at Swarkestone Bridge and Causeway – photo by Serena More 3 Shires Riders at Swarkestone Bridge and Causeway – photo by Serena Swarkestone Bridge and Causeway – photo by Serena Nifty clamber over a large rusty chain and steel gate – almost as big as me….was rewarded with a gorgeous view… Photo by Serena Fuel pit stop and impromptu sunshine picnic on the grass verge for Gavin & Serena en-route to Dale Abbey – Photo by Serena
Serena at Bolsover Castle Time for a spot of Rally TLC – Gavin tinkers with the air filter and we’re all sorted and back on the road…toot toot! Photo by Serena Sunshine, scooters and meeting new faces…a happy friendly trio from the Veteran Vespa Club group – photo by Serena The scooters Rita and Olive go maypole dancing at Wellow! Photo by Serena Everyone loves a maypole !! Veteran Vespa Club in the background… Photo by Serena Gavin & Serena’s Vespas Rita and Olive…on a Grand Day Out – photo by Serena Serena’s Vespa at Southwell Minster – photo by Serena Gavin isn’t snoozing in the sunshine…he’s checking the route! Photo by Serena Kent riders – Andrew, Michelle and Danny at Long Eaton – photo by Andrew Kent riders Andy & Michelle and Danny at Southwell – photo by Andrew Danny from Kent dodging the gravel patches!! First ride out on a scooter since the 60’s!!- photo by Andrew WARNING look away if you’re are easily offended with an impressive pair and a extra large erection!!
Many thanks to Scooternova for a great day out for the over 50’s pair from Peterborough.
Cambridgeshire riders – Graham and Terry at Wellow. From Cambridgeshire – Graham & Terry having “great day out, great roads, who needs foreign travel anyway” – photo by Graham SCOOTERNOVA Gallery