Mersea Island – The First 26 Years

Like many other scooter rallies in 2020, the popular Mersea Island event has also fallen victim to the Coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, organisers the Colchester DVLC (District Vespa & Lambretta Club) are having a virtual rally online with Scooterist Internet Radio providing the entertainment. To find out more about the event, which I like many have … Continue reading Mersea Island – The First 26 Years

3 Nation Capital Charity Scooter Run

On the 9th June 2020 Welsh scooterist Jason Ude completed the 3 Nation Capital Charity Scooter Run that he had planned 10 months earlier. With the Coronavirus outbreak he thought he would have to cancel it, but with lockdown rules changing he got in touch with the Welsh, English and Scottish officials and told them … Continue reading 3 Nation Capital Charity Scooter Run

Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers

On a number of occasions, Sticky and I used to play a silly little game between ourselves at the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA) of 'Spot the Clone'. You see, over the years some of the less scrupulous manufacturers in China seemed to think it was fine to simply copy other manufacturers' scooters and arrive back … Continue reading Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers

Bennetts Insurance joins Carole Nash (+Haynes manuals sold and Piaggio deals)

News reaches us the motorcycle insurance  company Bennetts has been purchased by the Ardonagh Group, a name that probably means nothing to most of us until you learn they also own Carole Nash Insurance. In fact they own  Autonet too, which encompasses Mackenzie Hodgson Insurance, and Swinton too under the Atlanta Investment Holdings banker, according … Continue reading Bennetts Insurance joins Carole Nash (+Haynes manuals sold and Piaggio deals)

Gift a subscription this Christmas

Give the gift of a subscription to ScooterNova Magazine this Christmas, with issue 11 published before Santa sets off in his sleigh. It’s the ideal gift that is easy to buy, a joy to receive and lasts all year-long! UK subscription for 12 months costs just £30 including delivery. Subscribe online via  our secure web-shop … Continue reading Gift a subscription this Christmas

Stickers & magazines at Teignmouth

ScooterNova magazine will be at Teignmouth scooter rally this weekend, and we look forward to seeing you there too! Taking place at the Devon Valley Holiday Village, the 'traders market' is open on Saturday and you will find us with the South West Scooter Clubs rally merchandise with the friendly folks from Scooter Products selling … Continue reading Stickers & magazines at Teignmouth

Threat to ban classic scooters from British roads

This might sound like scaremongering, but plans are afoot to charge both two and four-wheeled vehicles of a certain age to drive in London, and if it’s not stopped now then this policy will certainly extend around the UK to other towns and cities. What is ULEZ? Transport for London (TfL) have created the ULEZ … Continue reading Threat to ban classic scooters from British roads