VIDEO: Nicky’s Ride Out - scooter rally sets off around Sleaford

Over 200 scoote riders from all over the country rolled into Sleaford at the weekend for a charity fun day and rally.

Sleaford all-Knighters Scooter Club staged the second event at the Jolly Scotchman pub with 220 scooters turning out.

Scooter Rally at Jolly Scotchman pub, Sleaford. EMN-160919-183212001

Scooter Rally at Jolly Scotchman pub, Sleaford. EMN-160919-183212001

Rob Castle from the club said the car park was crammed and they are already making plans to find a bigger venue for next year.

The event saw riders from as far as Dover and a club from Pontefract saw 23 members riding down to earn the Best Turn Out award.

There were prizes for best Lambretta, best Vespa and best scooter and £600 was raised for a local woman suffering from Down’s Syndrome in need of support.

Rob Castle said it went really well. There was music on the Saturday night with Dave Morris playing northern soul and ska while on Sunday there was a family fun day, display of scooters and a mass ‘ride out’ around the town headed by Nicky Reeves, a club member with down’s syndrome who was given a mobility scooter specially converted by fellow members to have a Vespa body on it.

Scooter Rally at Jolly Scotchman pub, Sleaford. EMN-160919-183316001

Scooter Rally at Jolly Scotchman pub, Sleaford. EMN-160919-183316001

Rob said that since the first ‘Happy Chappy Ride Out’ Nicky and his scooter have become internet sensations around the world.

A scooter club in Australia invited other clubs from up and down teh country to add their patches to a flight jacket which they sent to Nicky as a gift. Clubs have done similar gestures in Japan and Arizona, USA.

“He is now known internationally,” said Rob.

“We are also looking to build another specialised mobility scooter for another deserving person,” he said.

Here we have a video of the rally heading off on the ride-out filmed by photographer David Dawson.