Isle Of Wight Scooter Rally, August bank holiday - 25% off ferries with Red Funnel

It may just be me, but the weeks are flying by as we head towards a (hopefully) sizzling summer. With fantastic weather comes the perfect opportunity to enjoy some two wheel action, with plenty of bike and scooter meets set to take place around the country.

The IoW Scooter Rally is a highly anticipated event that has been a firmly established part of the island calendar for over ten years. Held over the August bank holiday weekend, scooter enthusiasts arrive from around the world in Ryde to celebrate the marriage of Italian design and British youth culture.

The 2009 event promises to be as big as ever, centering around the Ryde Ice Stadium. Shows and competitions will take place throughout the day, while DJ's and bands will be performing during the evening. A scooter dealers' market will offer scooters, t-shirts and various other merchandise throughout the weekend. The rally culminates with the famous ride-out on Sunday 30 August, with over 5,000 scooters taking part in a memorable, colourful spectacle.

Red Funnel are offering riders a fantastic 25% online discount on ferry services between Southampton and the Isle Of Wight, with standard motorcycle/scooter return travel between 27 August and 1 September now reduced from £32 to £24. For more info or to book, simply head to

More info on the rally can be found at

To whet your appetite, here's a video of the 2007 meet courtesy of