Whitby Scooter Rally 2014 – Mods @ Whitby

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Whitby Scooter Rally 2014 – Mods @ Whitby

Whitby Scooter Rally 2014. Once again thousands of scooter enthusiasts descended on the town which has become home to The British Scooter Rally Association’s showcase event for several years now.

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13 Comments

  1. Peter Jolliffe April 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Brings back memories of my teenage years living in the Medway towns.

  2. Tim Argument April 12, 2012 at 10:33 am - Reply

    I drove over on my Road Runner for the rideout and it was nice to have the chance to ride wth a ‘few’ other scooterists(not being into rallies or clubs I don’t get the chance very often).
    It’s amazing to compare this to how few of us there were in Whitby in the 70’s. Roll on the Soul Weekend with Jesse and Mark in the Pier!

    • Neil collis April 19, 2014 at 12:03 am - Reply

      Tim. Marc n jessie r at the pier this weekemd. Spinning those northern tunes along with bobby dixon.

  3. Mike doherty April 12, 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Rain sleet snow aching back and a broken down scooter. fantastic scooter rally
    Waited 20 years to return on scooter .cant wait to do it again

  4. jack ellis April 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    I relly enjoyed my self i road the vespa with the utaly butlly one
    But wen i got the whitby gazzett on the following friday
    I did not see eny articals about the rally but wen it comes to
    The goth weekends thers a 6 page pull out i say shame on
    THE WHITBY GAZETTE

  5. Danny Pettersen April 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    yes jack, our local press leave a great deal to be desired. stick with Real Whitby.

  6. Real Whitby April 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    The goal for Real Whitby is to allow whitby people to write and photograph, in order to cover news and events in a way the gazette cant. Nothing against the gazette but its control by Johnsons press and its need to keep on the right side of its advertisors and friends of the staff means it often misses the real story. A recent example being when they chose to report on a local fishermans birthday with a full page, in the same week as local fishermen were prosecuted for illegal fishing in a closed conservation area. The second story going unreported. It appears the Gazette is happy to “save our fleet”, rather than saving our fish.

    • Tim Argument May 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      The Gazette did have some coverage albeit rather belated. I agree that their coverage is hit and miss for example it’s virtually non existant for the Soul Weekend. I cannot comment on the fisherman story, though it does seem a little far fetched to suggest the ommision as other than poor reporting. Did you challenge them directly? (By the way its Johnston Pressw ho own the Gazette now.) Nothing is perfect though, before them I remember having to be interviewed by the Editor (in the days of Horne’s in the 70’s) before he would publish a letter of mine criticising their obsession with that bunch of wasters a/k/a the Royal Family. Publish he did though!

      • admin May 1, 2012 at 4:09 pm - Reply

        A local fisheries officer informed me that they had presented The Gazette with the details of the fishing prosecution. He said he

        “finds it quite amazing that you read every week about the save the fleet campaign and yet when a Whitby boat is caught trawling in a fish conservation area and the skipper and the owner appear in court, plead guilty and are fined for the offence. Nothing is mentioned.”

        I personally am of the opinion that the Gazette in its new once weekly format has a quota of pages to fill and therefore dare not risk upsetting certain news sources, such as the local commercial fishing skippers. So we get a 2 page spread on fishermen’s birthdays rather than a one column court report of the local commercial fleet illegally exploiting an already overfished local stock. Thats poor journalism, and it will cost them in the long run. Thats my own opinion of course.

  7. Neil collis April 23, 2012 at 10:37 am - Reply

    I agree with the comments about lack of coverage in the gazzete thought it was a paper to cover local news n events. We as scooterists come from all walks of life and all over yhe world.ike the goths we are out to have a trouble free weekend. And we dont dress so outlandish. Whoever put the pictures on well done they are great.

  8. David stead April 22, 2014 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Great weekend but just wish the miserable arse staff in many of the pubs would get a grip and think about the thousands of pounds we bring to the town and cheer up, especially the landlord of the dolphin,(Captain Birdseye). And not shut so bloody early

  9. Glenn Kilpatrick April 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the feedback David. Can I suggest you add The Fleece to your list of pubs to visit. Carla and Lee are very welcoming and you will enjoy it there. Also Tracey at the Golden lion and The Staff of the Swan are all welcoming. Sadly I’m hearing nothing but bad stuff about the Dolphin and their attitude towards locals is disgraceful, they don’t deserve to be running a pub in our wonderful town.

  10. John Bradley April 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Weekend was good. Weather acceptable. Good company good music. Dancing was good. Thank you for everybody’s hospitality who made the Easter weekend what it was. Signed. J bradley

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