Scooter enthusiasts gathered around the town of Ryde in the Isle of Wight for what is widely considered the biggest scooter festival in the world. This annual event has been continuing uninterrupted from 1980 in the Isle of Wight. The mass ride is a true spectacle with many riders dressed in their best and old and modern Vespa and Lambretta scooters rubbing shoulders. The festival includes music, DJ performances and the International Scooter Custom Show. Clothing and accessory stalls were setup in advance.

Thousands of scooter riders assembled for the festival. Many tourists also flowed into the town. Many of riders came from Italy to participate in this unique and colourful event.

Flavour of the event was obviously the swinging sixties. Music and dance lasted till Monday morning with hits from the sixties filling the air. A scooter market is open through the weekend. Visitors get a chance to visit and buy scooters, accessories etc.

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The festival has been running every August since 1980 and centres around the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight

The rally centres around the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight – Daily Mail

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Getting into the swing of things: Many riders dress up for the mass ride which took place yesterday

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The festival plays host to a wide variety of scooters with classic Vespas and Lambarettas riding next to more modern models

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Classic cool: Lambretta has been popular with motorists for generations and was represented in full force at this weekend's festival

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Italian stallion: Lambretta and Vespa are the most popular brands of scooter. Their Italian roots were further celebrated with one biker sporting the nation's flag on his helmet

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Sea of colour: The mass ride on Sunday makes for spectacular viewing for the Isle's residents of which there are around 140,00

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Just married: A recently married couple wave to the crowd from their mint coloured scooter

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We are the mods: A rider channels his inner mod during the mass tour of the Isle on Sunday

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Brand badges are displayed at the show on Saturday reminding visitors of times gone by

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RYDE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Madelaine Watson, 9, from Derbyshire sits on Scooters ahead of the 'Ride Out' on August 25, 2013 in Ryde, England. The annual event, which is organized by the British Scooter Rally Association and The VFM Scooter Collective, attracts around 6000 riders each year and has been running since 1980. The scooter in 1960s Britain was a fashion statement and the often heavily customized bikes, usually an Italian Vespa or Lambretta, became synonymous with the Mod scene. They provided an inexpensive mode of transport and escapism to an upwardly mobile youth at a time when public transportation stopped early. The Vespa was depicted on the cover of The Whos Quadrophenia album in 1973. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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