THE unmistakable smell of two-stroke will fill the air when thousands of scooterists descend on the Isle of Wight this weekend.
Lambretta Day, which has become one of the biggest scooter events in Europe, will be celebrated with a traditional ride out tomorrow (Sunday).
The ride out, which, as usual, gets under way from Holyrood Street, Newport, will be led by the Island’s Heart and Soul Scooter Club to Ryde Superbowl, on Ryde seafront, at 1pm.
Riders can gather in Holyrood Street from 11am and there will be trophies for the best scooters, including best Lambretta, at the finish.
There will be a barbecue, together with a performance by Island band, The Dead Perrys, at The Pavilion Bar, at Ryde Superbowl.
The Balcony Bar, on Ryde seafront, will host an evening of live and dance music from 8pm.
Mod and scooter enthusiast Steve Robson, organiser, said: "It should be a classic event, so we hope to see a good turnout of people for the ride out and the music in the evening."
• The fun in Holyrood Street continues on Monday when there will be a party in the closed-off street with a bouncy castle, magic show, marching band, stalls, shops open, a real ale festival and hot food available.
There will also be live bands during the day, which runs from 10am to 4pm.
The event is sponsored by Smart Training and PE Composites, and proceeds will go to the Barely Born Appeal and Beaulieu House.