2019 scooter rallies – top tips and dates

Here are the 2019 scooter rallies, including the official nationals which have now been announced.  As well as listing the dates, I’ve also included top tips for how to book and where to stay.  I’ve also included links to the websites and Facebook event pages so that you can keep up to date with the ones you want to attend.

If you  know of any 2019 scooter rallies which I have not included then do send me details and I will add them.  I would also love to include any of your own tips!   You can contact me here.

2019 scooter rallies 

I have colour-coded each type of event so that they are hopefully easier to read.  Nationals are pink, foreign rallies are green, British ones are blue, and parts fairs, alldayers and rideouts are grey.

January 5th – 6th : Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide, Newark
Includes the Scooter World hall featuring clubs, dealers and racing sections.  This website gives more information including contact details and entry prices.
January 24th – 28th : Adelaide, Australia
Here is the Facebook page for this event which is being organised jointly betweeen South West Scooter Clubs and scooter clubs from all over Australia.   If the hotels mentioned on Facebook have sold out then you can look for other hotels via Booking.com here.

February 2nd : Worcester Parts Fair
For further details email lcgb2@blueyonder.co.uk
February 7th – 10th Scooterist Meltdown, Germany
To be held at Wunderland Kalkar. This website gives all the info you need including booking details for accommodation and the programme of entertainment for the weekend.
March 1st – 4th : Modrapheniacs Rally, Sandford, Dorset
Here is the Facebook page for this rally and you can call 0333 207 6624 to book accommodation.
March 3rd : Wicksteed Parts Fair
For further details email lcgb2@blueyonder.co.uk
March 29th – 31st : Teignmouth
This is a SWSC rally and to book accommodation here is a link to the Devon Valley holiday village website.  At the time of writing there are a few caravans left and plenty of chalets.  To book, call 0344 557 5100.  You need to be staying on-site to gain entry to the evening entertainment and wristbands are only available when you check in for your accommodation.  Further details are available on the Facebook event.
April 19th – 21st : Scarborough
Traditional opener to the National season in the north east!  Organised by VFM, the entertainment will be based in Scarborough Spa and full details are in the Facebook event here.  If you’d like to book digs then here’s a link to Booking.com for deals that weekend.
April 26th – 28th : Bangers & Mash Rally
Organised by Can’t Start, Won’t Start SC, and held at MFN Eastwood, Nottingham. Featuring DJs Tony 1 Shirt, Dr Kitch, Mod Paula and Mr Bean. For more details as they are released please check out their Facebook event.
April 28th : Boxhill Rideout, 20th Anniversary
Organised by Area 51 and Lost Souls Scooter Clubs. Area 51 meet at Worthing pier at 10am, leaving 10.30 sharp. Ride up A24 with brief stop at Buck Barn, then on to Boxhill. Lost Souls meeting at Inland Newlands Corner at 11am. Music at Stepping Stones pub from 1.30 with custom show, food and Scooter Surgery stall. Contact Sarah on 07932 554298, or saraharea51sc@gmail.com or Stu 07789 951837 for any further details.
A group of scooters at the Solent Cougars rally
May 3rd – 6th : Weston-Super-Mare 
Organised by SWSC, the campsite is at the rugby club in Grove Road.  There will be DJs on site in the evenings but the bands and main entertainment will be on The Grand Pier.   You can pay on the door for all entertainment, which is just £10 per night, or buy a weekend ticket for £15 (or £20 to include camping).  The custom show will be at the rugby club from 11.30-12.30 on the Saturday, followed by a rideout leaving at 1pm.  Here is a link to the Facebook event which has many more details.  If you don’t fancy staying on the campsite then you can check hotel availability on Booking.com here.
May 10th – 11th : Phoenix Nights 14
Hosted by Leicester Phoenix SC, held at Hinckley Rugby Club, with top DJs playing music til late both nights.  Custom show, rideout, fun and games, free camping and lots more.  £15 advance tickets or £20 on the gate.  Email leicester.phoenix@btinternet.com or check out their Facebook event for more details.  For more accommodation options in Hinckley that weekend look on Booking.com here.
May 19th : Bulldog Run 10
This is a huge ridout where 300-odd scooters converge on the National Bulldog Rescue in Carron Lane, Midhurst.  Organised by Sarah George and Area 51 SC, details will be on Facebook nearer the time.  Sarah can be contacted in the meantime on 07932 554298.

May 24th – 27th : Kelso
The Scottish national is back at Kelso, more details to follow but you can book a B&B or hotel here.
May 31st – June 2nd : Hayling Island
This is a SWSC rally and the accommodation at Mill Rythe has sold out, but you don’t need to stay on-site to attend as you can buy a wristband for entertainment on the gate.  It’s £20 for the whole weekend but daytime and evening options are available.  It’s well worth checking the Facebook event page for cancellations as unwanted chalets are often sold on to other people closer to the date.   As an alternative, there are other holiday parks just a short walk away from Mill Rythe including Hayling Island Holiday Park and you can also check availability for local hotels via Booking.com here.   There is a large dealer market on the Saturday, with custom show in the morning and rideout leaving at 12.30.
June 8th : Halfway House
One day event run by English Rose SC.  Old school scooter fun including gymkhana, tug of war, raffle, VFM DJs.  £10 on the door, limited camping available.  If you’d like to stay in digs in nearby Yeovil for the night then here are some options on Booking.com.
June 6th – 9th : Vespa World Days, Zanka, Hungary
There is a single-page website here, and a Facebook page here. However, this website has information about the type and cost of accommodation on site, with stays ranging from 2 to 5 nights.

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June 13th – 16th : Euro Lambretta, Zakopane, Poland
Details can be found on the Facebook event here.  If you want to get in early with hotel accommodation then you can see what is available in the Zakopane region here on Booking.com.
June 14th – 16th : All Knighters Rally 3
Hosted by Sleaford All-Knighters SC and held at Sleaford Rugby Club, the site is open from midday on the Friday for early arrivals.  Weekend pass £15 which includes camping and all entertainment.  Entry for just the evenings is £5 per night.  More details on their Facebook event and club website.  If you’d rather stay in digs then see what’s available on Booking.com here.
June 14th – 15th : Whitley Bay
Full entertainment programme and camping will be at Rockcliffe Rugby Club. If you’d rather stay in a B&B then here are some options from Booking.com.
June 15th : Hope ‘n’ Glory Original SC 20th Anniversary Rally
To be held at Carrick-A-Rede Bar, Main Street, Ballintoy, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. Camping, secure parking, top rally DJs and custom show.  If you’d rather stay in a B&B or holiday cottage then there is plenty of choice on Booking.com.
June 28th – 30th : Big 7
Organised by Big 7 SC and held at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood in Kent, details are on their website here (turn off the sound if you’re at work!) or in the Facebook event.  If you’re too posh to camp then check out deals in Paddock Wood here on Booking.com.
June 28th – 29th : Dirty Mills 35th Anniversary Bash
Held at Woolley Cricket Club, Barnsley with two large camping areas, showers, hot food etc. The Facebook event is here for more details. Entry is £5 for the whole weekend and includes a free raffle ticket. Free dyno, bands, DJs, trophies.
June 28th – 30th : Newark On Trent SC Rally
Held at Newark Showground.  Live bands, custom show, dyno, stalls, games etc.  Here is the Facebook event with all details.
July 5th – 6th : The Vale Of The White Horse Scooter Rally
The Coopers Arms, Pewsey, Wiltshire.  The Facebook event is here and for details contact Mark on 07801 532981 or Mona 07880 622144.  If you don’t want to camp then there are some sweet cottages and B&Bs available on Booking.com here.
July 5th – 7th : Devizes Scooter Club Rally
This is a brand new rally, located at the New Inn in Coate near Devizes.  The rally event’s Facebook page is here.  If you don’t want to camp then you can search accommodation in Devizes via Booking.com here.
July 11th – 15th : Guernsey Scooter Rally
Held in St Peter Port, details on the Facebook event include a discount code for the Condor ferry from Poole and Portsmouth which is valid until the end of January 2019.  Spaces are limited on the Poole ferry so it’s recommended you book early.  For hotels and other accommodation in St Peter Port take a look on Booking.com here.  There is a campsite about 4km from St Peter Port, here is their website.
July 12th – 14th : Morecambe Rides Again Scooter Rally
Hosted by the First Kick Scooter Collective of Morecambe, tickets £10 to include camping and entertainment for the whole weekend with proceeds going to charity.  Bands announced as Marquis Drive and Heavy Sol.  For more info visit the Facebook event here.

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July 19th – 21st : Llandudno
The national Welsh rally, details TBC but plenty of hotels and B&Bs to choose from here.
July 19th – 20th : Solent Cougars Scooter Club Annual Weekender
Held at BTC Football Club, Eastleigh, near Southampton.  Here is the Facebook event for more details.
July 26th – 28th : Rocking the Heifer 3
Held at Thornton, Bradford BD13, with camping and live bands all weekend.  I’ll add more details when I get them.
August 2nd – 4th : Rally On Regardless 2
Organised by the Salford Knights, this takes place at Manor Farm, Tattenhall, Cheshire.  Ticket bookings will be taken shortly and all details can be found in the Facebook event.

August 2nd – 3rd : Oddballs Rally
Held at Abingdon Rugby Football Club, Oxfordshire.  This is a ticket-only event and they are £20 each.  Send money via Paypal to oddballs.rally@aol.co.uk, make it a ‘friends’ payment and include a postal address for the tickets.  See the Facebook page for more details.
August 10th : Southern Counties Scooterist Alldayer
Organised by Sarah and Adrian from Area 51 SC and other local clubs, held at East Preston FC, Littlehampton.  Daytime events are free and include rideout, custom show, stalls, gymkhana, raffle and auction.   Evening do is £3 and includes top DJs including Darren Bennett, Terry Hendrick, Nic Dunnaway, Kathy McGrath and more.  For info contact Sarah on 07932 554298.
August 16th-17th : Rat Run 8
Organised by Yorkshire Templar SC and Featherstone Spartans SC, held at Featherstone Lions RLFC.  £10 for the whole weekend, bands and further details TBC.
August 23rd – 26th : Isle of Wight
A comprehensive guide to my favourite rally can be found here Isle of Wight Top Tips.  I will keep it updated as and when details are available for entertainment and camping info.  There is also a dedicated Facebook group where entertainment details are posted as they are released.  If you’re not staying at Smallbrook then there is accommodation available around the island on Booking.com.
September 6th – 8th : Farmyard Party
This is a new event hosted by SWSC and details are TBC.
September 6th – 8th : WOT Rally
Hosted by Skegby Scooter Club at the Ukranian Youth Camp in Weston-On-Trent, DE72 2BU.  Bands, rally games, top DJs.  Bring your own beer, more details TBC.
September 6th – 8th : Gathering Of The Clans
Held in Portrush, there are no details yet but here is a link to the Facebook page.  If you’d rather not camp then here are some places to stay that weekend.
September 7th – 8th : Bognorphenia
Details are TBC.  If you’d like to stay in sunny Bognor for the weekend then here is a list of hotels and B&Bs to choose from!

Shop for scooter goodies!

Hotrod t-shirt
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Vespa lighter
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Vespa print
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Steve McQueen t-shirt
Steve McQueen t-shirt
Cramps t-shirt
Cramps t-shirt
Vespa t-shirt
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Keyring
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Vespa scarf
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Purse
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Wallet
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Wedding card
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Northern soul t-shirt
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September 20th – 23rd : Woolacombe
Another top rally from the SWSC crew.  It’s usually £20 on the gate for all the entertainment including top bands and DJs.  The fancy dress-themed Sunday night is legendary and worth staying an extra night for even though it isn’t a bank holiday.  The accommodation at Golden Coast is sold out but their sister site, Twitchen House, has availability still.  You can call 01271 870343 to book or add yourself to the cancellation list for the main site.  Pre-bookable camping pitches are available, at £42 for 3 nights.  If all else fails then you can see what’s available on Booking.com here or there are some amazing places on Air BnB, and if you’re a new customer and use this link you’ll get a $32 credit for your first booking.
September 27th – 29th : Jersey
Held at the Westhill Country Hotel, tickets are £20 for the weekend. Full details are in the Facebook event including how to get a ferry discount, accommodation bookings and how to buy tickets.
October 25th – 27th : Southport
Organised by VFM, entertainment will be at the Floral Hall on the prom and details are on the Facebook event here. You can check out digs here.

Are you hosting a scooter rally or event in 2019?

If you would like me to add your event please leave a comment at the bottom and I will update my 2019 scooter rallies list, or alternatively you can get in touch via my contact details here.

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7 Comments

  1. Hazel Mansfield Bell
    September 21, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    heres my list so far for 2019 – might be good to keep each other updated
    *********2019**********
    January
    5 &6 Jan Newark winter bike & Scooter show

    February
    Sat Feb 16th 2019 Tadcaster Stax Sc , do @the Riley Smith Hall. Tadcaster..
    23rd Feb Burton Brewers Parts Fair

    MARCH
    1st -4th Modrapheniacs SC Sandford Rally Sandford holiday park
    29 -31st Teignmouth Devon Valley Holiday Village

    April
    26 – 28 April Bangers & Mash Rally MFN Club Nottingham NG16 3

    MAY
    3rd May Skegness Rally
    3 -6th Weston super-mare
    4th May South Bradford SC Mayday Mayhem detail to follow
    10-11 May Phoenix Nights 14 Scooter Rally Hinckley Rugby Club Leicester Road Hinckley LE10 3DR
    12 May Inspire 2019 Ride in Dambusters charity ride LN4 2HQ Lincolnshire
    19th May Lee Rigby Memorial Ride
    24-26th May 2 Stroke in Stoke Florence Sports & Social LIghtwood Road ST3 4JS
    24th 25th 26th May mod and scooter alliance YORK weekender YO
    31st May Hartlepool Scooter Weekender Mk11 Hartlepool rovers rugby club
    31st – 2nd Hayling Island

    JUNE
    7- 9 June 2019 Rally in the valley Marl Pitt BB4 7SN
    8th June Cheeky Northern Monkeys Rally Colne & Nelson Rugby Club
    6-9th world Vespa days Zanka Hungary
    13-16 Euro Lambretta Zakopane Poland
    14-16 June Snowdonia Scooter rally
    14-16 June All-Knighters Rally Number 3 Sleaford Rugby Club Sleaford NG34 8SP
    14 -15 June Whitley Bay Rally Rockcliffe Rugby club NE25 8RW
    15th June Hope & Glory SC 20th Anniversary Rally
    15th June Kings SC Charity Ride – Details TBC
    28/29th JUNE 2019. Dirty Mills 35th Anniversary Rally …Woolley Cricket Club Darton,Barnsley,S75 5JA..

    JULY
    5 -7 JULY 2019 The Vale of the white horse Scooter rally The Coopers Arms 37-39 ball road, SN9 5BL Pewsey
    5th – 6th July Devices SC Rally New Inn Coate
    12 -15th July Get outta Dodge 19 Donegral Ireland
    12-14th July Morcambe Rides Again – first Kick Scooter collective
    12 -14 July South Coates PIrates Mutiny Returns Manson Sports & Social Club High Street Manston Ramsgate CT12 5BG
    18th July Kings SC Multimeet details TBC
    19-20 July Solent Cougaurs Annual Weekender BTC Football Club Eastleigh
    19th July Driffield Midnight runners rally
    20TH July Desert Boots & Parkas Scooterfest Battles bridge Essex
    26th July Rock the Heifer 3 Thornton BD13 3RH

    AUGUST
    2-4th Aug Oddballs Rally 2019 Abbingdon Rugby Club Oxfordshire
    2-4th Rally on Regardless 2 Salford Knights Maonor Farm Tattenhall Cheshire
    9th – 10 Aug Scooters from Scholes return to Siddal
    16 – 18 Aug British Vespa days Llangallen Denbighshire North Wales LL20 8SW
    25 Aug Scoots & Boots 13 Bretford Village Hall Coventry – Free camping

    SEPTEMBER

    6th – 8th Gathering of the Clans – Portrush
    20-23rd Sept Woolacombe Rally
    end sept Jersey Scooter Rally

    • AliRichards
      Author
      September 22, 2018 / 7:23 am

      Wow, thanks! Yes indeed, do keep me posted. I’ll email you later and we can keep in touch.

  2. Rory Romani
    October 13, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Rocking the Heifer 3
    Thornton
    Bradford
    Bd13

    26th -28th July camping and live bands all weekend

    • AliRichards
      Author
      October 13, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      Thanks, I’ll add this!

  3. Lee
    October 27, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    Why is there no Cleethorpes rally 2019

    • AliRichards
      Author
      October 28, 2018 / 7:26 am

      They have swapped it for next year, same with Brid. Personally I think it’s good to mix things up rather than going to the same places every year. It keeps the seaside towns on their toes rather than taking the scooter £ for granted…

  4. Andy ward
    October 28, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    Rat run 8 @ featherstone
    17th-18th August

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