New Years ride out

On a sunny but cold Sunday recently 70 old classic and new classic designed scooters turned up at the Pen Inn Newton Abbot  for a New Year’s Ride Out on the Moors. There were many clubs and some solo riders from all over Devon for this inter-club ride out organised by Torbay Mods Scooter Club. We headed for Princetown via Moretonhampstead and were glad to find the cafe open when we got there to thaw out with coffee and chips! There were a few breakdowns on the way as you would expect with old Lambrettas and Vespas but thankfully nothing serious and we all managed to  stay upright! The final destination was Buckfastleigh and it was a great sight  with onlookers clapping and waving as we rode though the beautiful Devonshire Countryside. Many said they were glad to get out on their scooters on this popular annual event which was timed perfectly after Christmas and into the New Year. Many thanks go out to all the other clubs that turned up which were The Showmen, Riviera SC, League Of Gentlemen (Original Torbay Mods!) , Southern Templers  from Plymouth, St James and Isca SC from Exeter and Confederates from Exmouth.  Pictures were taken by Rodge Musselwhite and Paul Savin which can also be seen on This Is South Devon (Herald Express) website (Coming soon)