The local Cambodian non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious organisation conducts several community programs in health, education, vocational training, media, governance, agriculture and children’s rights.
The Vespa Club of Melbourne has donated more than $40,000 to the Cambodian charity in the past eight years.
Among the classic Vespa models expected at the event will be several 75th editions of the latest Vespa Primavera 150 and GTS 300 models, distinguished by their historic ‘Giallo Zolfo’ livery, intuitive TFT display and iconic leather wheel bags.
Vespa has built more than 19 million scooters over the past 75 years, including almost two million in the past decade alone.
Vespa Day Around the Bay itinerary
6.45am Geelong: The Edge Cafe. Refuel at Yarraville so you can make it home.
11.30am Mornington: Wilson’s Road. Regroup only. Don’t gear down. Ride begins as soon as the tail rider arrives.
1pm Sorrento Ferry: $20 cash for Vespa Club members/$30 cash others (usually $39). Have small notes ready to pay Julie as you pass through the gate. Lunch on the ferry is BYO or you can buy from the kiosk.
1.45pm Queenscliff: Ride to Portarlington where riders will refuel.
3.30pm Leave Geelong, through Corio and Lara: North of Little River the ride joins the freeway for 15 minutes.