Scooter fans show they’ve got mod cons

Thousands of scooter fanatics from around the globe gathered in Bridlington for the annual scooter rally.

More than 3,000 scooters were exhibited from all over the UK and internationally with mods coming to town from as far as Sweden and Denmark.

Bridlington Scooter Rally & Custom Show at the SPA.'NBFP PA1544-14l

Bridlington Scooter Rally & Custom Show at the SPA.'NBFP PA1544-14l

The Bridlington national scooter rally, organised by VFM, is the second largest in the UK after the Isle of Wight event.

Co-ordinator Steve Foster, of VFM, said: “The event was a huge success and to get the amount of scooters into the town of Bridlington was fantastic.

“Bridlington is an ideal venue for this type of event with us being down at the Spa. Socially it is great with pubs being close by and there being a lot of room to showcase our vehicles. It is also a fantastic event for people to travel and stay with the array of accommodation services in Bridlington. Halloween really added something different to this year’s event with people dressing in fancy dress.”

A highlight of the weekend’s music was Neville Staple, formerly of seminal ska band The Specials.

Bridlington Scooter Rally & Custom Show at the SPA.'NBFP PA1544-14b'Neil Denton from Bridlington with his custom Scooter

Bridlington Scooter Rally & Custom Show at the SPA.'NBFP PA1544-14b'Neil Denton from Bridlington with his custom Scooter

Now in its 22nd year, the Bridlington scooter rally brings in some elaborate and vibrant machines – and their often-Fred Perry-clad owners – and is something the Spa management and local traders, restaurants and pubs look forward to every autumn.

It is also the venue for the British Scooter Rally Association’s AGM and trade show, which is billed as “Britain’s premier and longest running scooter-only trade and custom show”.

Steve said: “The success of this year’s event has led to the weekend of October 29 being pencilled in for next year’s event,” said Steve. “I would like to thank everyone who came down and to the town of Bridlington for accommodating us so well, as usual, and we will look forward to coming back again next year.”

Bridlington Scooter Rally & Custom Show at the SPA.'NBFP PA1544-14d'Mayor John Copsey taken back to his Scooter Days

Bridlington Scooter Rally & Custom Show at the SPA.'NBFP PA1544-14d'Mayor John Copsey taken back to his Scooter Days