Last week I was in the Isle of Wight to watch and support my hubby while he took part in the Isle of Wight Challenge (a small run around the Isle's coastal path, a mere 106k)
After taking him to the start at 0730hrs I dashed back to the chalet and took the kids, and my mother-in-law, to Ryde for the morning. There has never been a day I was so grateful to have taken a camera with me. Little did I know, but there was a HUGE Scooter Rally that weekend. It was amazing. Vespa and Lambretta heaven, MODS all over the place. Every where I turned was a fabulous photo opportunity.
I stole a photo of a set of bikes that had taken up residence along the wall overlooking the sea front; then I went over to talk to the guys, my eyes lighting up when I saw they were from Reading (Berkshire) and not far from where I used to live - proof that the world is smaller every day.
My two kids were invited to sit on the bikes, and proud to say they opted to the one with the RAF Roundel flag on the back - being ex RAF I'd have had it no other way.
So here are the images from the morning; I can only wish it had been for longer than the hour I had. My sincere thanks to the gentlemen from The Reading Comedy MODS Scooters for letting my kids fall in love with their scooters and allowing me the opportunity to take the photos.
I hope I get to the Isle again in the future just to have the opportunity to capture more of these amazing scooters, as well as more of the people who actually own them. It's a real culture that's thriving all over the UK and other countries, but it really comes to life when you get all of these people together.