Though still unsure, the latest Moto Guzzi GB rally for bank holiday meeting could be the last time that residents will be able to witness the bikers parade through Fordingbridge.
It has been a tradition for over ten years that bikes participating in the International V-Twin Motorbike Rally will come together for the procession they performed on the High Street. The procession has lines of around 5 rows deep because of the number of visitors as well as residents who are waiting to witness the spectacle.
There are rumours going around that many fears that the yearly event will be the last to be held in Fordingbridge because there has been an increase to the costs incurred during the staging of the said event. The high cost has an effect to the number of member attending but members are not willing to pay more than what they are paying.
According to the secretary of the club, Serena Powis, she is saddened by the idea that the rally will no longer be celebrated in Fordingbridge.
On a statement coming from the Mayor of Fordingbridge, Malcolm Connolly, he is willing to do everything necessary to make sure that Moto Guzzi continues to have their rally in their town. With this, he is calling a meeting along with the town council members and the executive committee of Moto Gucci before November ends.
The mayor added that the rally conducted by the Moto Gucci is an event that the town is always looking forward as a host in their annual event. Furthermore, he considers it a fantastic event and it would be sad news if the one they held last week will be the last ever. There are many rumours that are going around that 2016 is the final year for the yearly rally but nothing is concrete as of the moment. They are hoping to reach some kind of negotiation.
Mr. Connolly shared the reasons why this year’s event in Fordingbridge could be the last year. One of them is that members are not willing to spend more money for the rally.
The club of Moto Guzzi GB was founded in 1976 by a small group consisting only of 40 bike enthusiasts.