This coming bank holiday weekend sees the return of the Welsh National Scooter Rally, one of this year’s nine UK Scooter Rally events. So be prepared for scooters at every turn, the ‘put-put-put’ of single or twin stroke engines and the blue air of their exhausts.
Not that the machines aren’t cared for, they are the embodiment of the TLC of their oft Parker-adorned owners.
The last time they hit town, two years ago, over 1,000 Lambrettas, Vespas, Piaggios, Apilias, Hondas, etc arrived, carrying their loving drivers, as delighted to have completed the journey with steeds intact as to have had the run out.
This time the organisers, Scooter Collective South Wales, have expanded the nightly entertainment to include live bands in the de Valence Pavilion, a reggae room in the Rugby Club and a soul room in the Ex-Servicemen’s Club. It looks like the musical demands of the scooter fans might have been fully met.
But this is all a distraction: the mass coming together is surely about ‘being there’, together with their mighty chariots. Get ready for a mega love-in.