50cc Scooters are popular and not just with youngsters getting their first taste of the open road they are affordable, economical and fun methods of transport.
An island off the Essex coast near Colchester, linked by a causeway that is impassable twice day due to high tides; Mersea Island scooter rally has been a favourite of many scooterists, both British and foreign, since the 1990s.
Arguably the biggest event of its kind on the scooter enthusiasts' social calendar, this year's Isle of Wight rally promised some great weather for the thousands of scooterists that travelled from around Europe to attend the event.
As my regular blog readers will know by now I am not based in the UK, so it will come to no surpise to you that I have lost touch of what are the right races to take part in on my return to the UK.
For the weekend of 15th and 16th July there will be a buzz and smell of 2-stroke in the air around Blakemere Village as scooter enthusiasts in their thousands will flock to the Mid Cheshire Scooter Rally.
You don’t have to look far to see that Electric Cycles or E Bikes and Pedelecs as they are also known are having an ever increasing position on the cycle market, their popularity is growing, they are evolving and becoming even more desirable.
A brilliant way to mix it up road bike training is to jump on a mountain bike, variety is the spice of life as the saying goes and what better way is there than keeping on two wheels but tackling different terrains than mountain biking!