Vespa Gentleman Giro

6000 km in 2021 and 25.000 km in 2022 for children with cancer.

Markus André Mayer drives his 50cc Vespa in a suit through Europe and collects money from the Vespa clubs for the children's cancer foundations in the respective countries through various campaigns. That Scooter Center supports him in this action.

Because of Corona 2 tours instead of 1

Due to the uncertain situation at the borders and the almost impossible planning as well as corona-related delays in the feedback from organizations and clubs, I decided at short notice to split the tour into a Vespa Gentleman Giro Germanica and a European tour and at the same time independent relays through Vespa clubs in 10 countries to start. The 2021 tour takes me through 5 countries and over 6000 km and can be seen as a warm-up for the 2022 main tour.

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Scooter Center Open day 2021

Scooter Center Open Day 2021 with almost 1.500 Vespa and Lambretta drivers

A day with friends at friends

This is not just an empty marketing phrase, it is the quintessence of our Open Day!
We live scootering and the cult around it and maintain intensive contact with the scene and are part of this culture around our beloved scooters. We live that and have been with us for more than 30 years.

So it was all the nicer to finally meet normal people and friends again. People who are just as crazy about scooters as we are!

And for that we want to say thank you! Thank you for being there and making the day an unforgettable experience.

Open Day -2021 - The Scooter Center Team says thank you!

Finally normal people!

We hit the bull's eye with the subject of our Open Day newsletter. We actually heard it literally and heard it from you several times on our Open Day! Splendid!

Scooter Center Open Day 2021 - 1500 Vespa & Lambretta Scooterists

The scooter drivers are hot

We all know what has been going on in the last few months, restrictions, no or hardly any events. We knew you guys are hot, we are hot! And we were warned:
"The scooter drivers are hot, do you know what you're doing to each other?"
Yes! We thought we have optimized our concept, taken hygiene measures and simply bought twice as many drinks and food than usual - you still got us to fetch more supplies!




Our test bench, including Alex and Uwe, also ran hot - with the exception of a short break, there was test bench run after test bench run!


Alex and Uwe with an ACMA tubular handlebar on the dynamometer

Donation to the German Children's Cancer Foundation in the amount of 6.179,80 euros

The Children's Cancer Foundation is happy about your thirst and hunger! And Markus Mayer successfully completed his Gentleman Giro 2021 with us and diligently exchanged his buttons, patches together with our biscuits, posters and key fobs for donations. We have already raised 1.179,80 euros!

We have rounded up the entire income from our catering to a smooth 5.000 euros and can thus transfer 6.179,80 euros to the German Children's Cancer Foundation. We are so pleased and proud of you and your thirst!


Markus Gentleman Giro donation

International exhibitors and visitors

In addition to our own huge parts market, we again had small and large stands as guests. Our exhibitors came from all over Germany but also from Italy, South Tyrol and Tuscany. Thank you for coming and for the great products you exhibited!

M&R Handmade Vespa Bags (I)
Parts market and used scooters Garage Rosso (I)
Parts market Bernd
Parts market Hubert D.
Parts market Herbert S.
Parts market Milan design writer
Acki and Mika parts market
Markus Mayer Gentleman Giro
évoRetrofit electric kits for classic Vespa
Crazy Monkey Development & Savage Scooters
Tom Super Lui (I)
McCloudt's Originals
Parts market Kölle
DeZonk parts market
Scooter paradise Vespa dealer Cologne
Christian S. Rollershop Zirris Scoot-Devils

Èvo Retrofit, for example, was able to offer over 60 test drives with their electrical conversions. Here we have an interview with the team and also with the impressions of the testers. Maryzabel and I have also tested the electrified Vespas, look forward to the video!

Our visitors were a colorful mix on classic Vespas and Lambrettas and modern GTS, Primavera and Co. Super. It's great that so many came in style with the scooter!


We were able to get clubs and drivers out

  • Austria
  • Luxembourg
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands

greet. We spotted the following clubs:

  • Viennese rogue
  • Flatliners
  • Filthy & Sly
  • Toast riders
  • Minus screwdriver
  • Vespa Club Roude Leiw Letzebuerg
  • Vespen Nest Düren
  • Vespa Club RheinSchalter Cologne
  • Tin vespa Vespa joy
  • Vespa Club Mainz
  • Kulturbanausen Roller Club Rhineland
  • Vespa cowboys
  • Scoot Devils
  • Blues SC Munich
  • Vespa Club Bogota

Have we forgotten someone? Please report?


My personal highlight

I was very happy to see the many old faces and made many friends. I especially liked the two ROLLERSHOP - Zirri-Smallframes pleased. The dream of my youth. Many of you are probably feeling the same way!

There will be a special with an interview shortly. This is a great story that you shouldn't miss. Soon here in the blog.

Heiko scooter shop Zirri


Photos from Scooter Center Open day 2021


Vespa Alpdays Zell am See 2021 photos and videos

Scooter Center at the Vespa Alp Days in Zell am See 2021


The Scooter Centers was with a team at the last weekend Vespa AlpDays in Zell am See.

The organizers describe the event as follows:

In Zell am See, the Vespa capital of Austria, the largest annual European Vespa meeting takes place every year! The whole VESPA ALP DAYS family meets for wonderful days in the historic city center of Zell am See! In 2019 over 1600 Vespisti / Scooteristi from 23 nations were peacefully united in Zell am See! - An experience for every participant!Nicole & Franz

When we were at the Vespa World Days in Zell am See in 2009 (see here and here), Franz presented us with his idea for the Vespa AlpDays and we were immediately on fire. It goes without saying that we support that and, if possible, go there ourselves. Meanwhile they find AlpDays took place for the 12th time and Nicole and Franz were actually able to honor participants who took part in all 12 events!

This year we write the year 2021 and events are still subject to strict guidelines. Many events were canceled this year or were not even planned.

Last year I was alone as a very small fraction of the Scooter Center Teams, at the Vespa Alpdays. Together with my wife I am with the Vespa in the car to take part there at least on Saturday. The result is two nice videos of the Alpdays and the Grossglockner Audax Exit.

This year, too, the event team around Franz and Nicole did not let it get down and, as in 2020, postponed the Alpdays to late summer due to the pandemic. Instead of the otherwise 1.500 participants, only around half of the scooter drivers were allowed in 2020 & 2021.

It was of course a bit emptier in the alleys, but that didn't detract from the fun of the tours on the street!


This time it should Scooter Center Be a bigger team, have a stand on site again and even drive more scooters. Said and done:


Scooter Center Booth Vespa Alp Days


The Scooter Center Exhibitors

We have been going to scooter meetings for 30 years, at the beginning we dragged half our shop with us to the meetings and still often did not have the things with us that you "broke" on the way to the meeting or on site. For years we have only been showing a selection of product highlights at events and no longer have any parts sales. Instead, we prefer to have a cold drink with us so that we can toast old and new stories with our customers.

Scooter Center Booth Vespa Alp Days



New this year: a competition! Visitors were able to estimate the number of nuts in the box and the winner, who is closest to their estimate, could win a shock absorber. The submitted amount ranged from 888 to 12.567 who won Thomas R. from Ludwigshafen, we will contact you. The next chance to take part in the competition is likely to be ours OpenDay - if the box with the 1.234 nuts survived the trip - oops - whether that's really true ... :-)


Scooter Center Competition

Donation campaign for the Children's Cancer Foundation with Markus André Mayer

In the last few weeks, Markus had traveled over 7.000 km in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland to get on his Vespa Gentleman Giro Collect donations for the national children's cancer foundations. See also here on our blog. We supported Markus and accompanied. He has one Stop in Scooter Center inserted and becomes ours too OpenDay be there, of his Scooter adventure tell around the world and especially donations for the Children's Cancer Foundation collect. In Zell am See, too, we gave him a point of contact at our booth, exchanged merchandise for donations and so we were able to do so 1.051,54 Euros that will be donated directly to the Austrian Children's Cancer Foundation.



And of course we also have a can for AROUND HALF AT THE BAR / COUNTER set up.




Scooter and driver

Maryzabel is of course on the road with her Platonika Vespa PX / LML. As a demonstrator, Platonika is of course packed with the finest bgm and Moto Nostra parts. You can find information about the Platonika project here

Maryzabel Platonica


Alex has its MotoVespa MV125 from 1960 just finished.

The alpine tour is practically the maiden voyage, if you can say that about a scooter that has been on Mallorca for over 50 years.

The brisk Spaniard can now spend her old age in the beautiful Rhineland. Externally by sealing the original color dress and internally, with great attention to detail, technically completely refurbished, she is now looking forward to her coming kilometers on the European mainland.

The bgm PRO 177 cylinder breathes new temperament into the Spaniard. The chassis and the brake drums from bgm passed the baptism of fire on the descent of the Großglockner from an altitude of 2.571m.

Moto Vespa Alex


Marc is with his Ciao and the Scooter Center SeiGiorni at the AlpDays. A spectacular conversion of a Vespa GTV, of course with the bgm PRO chassis, which allowed him to drive in a very sporty manner on the mountain. Many visitors were amazed that and how it drives, they thought that this is just a custom project that does not drive at all. Marc has impressively proven that it drives - and how! Here you can find out more about the project and how the Scooter Center Sei Giorni Vespa. On his Ciao, for example, he of course has the new bags from our configurator


Marcus, good customer and Marc's Flatliners club mate, offered us to support the team over the weekend. We are very happy that he is there. He's an otherwise inveterate Lambretta driver this weekend with his old one Vespa PX with Malossi Sport, who accompanied him confidently and reliably

Marcus Vespa PX


Heiko, I'm back with mine Vespa T4 on the move in the Alps. A scooter that has been with me for over 20 years. Since I've been using the bgm PRO suspension and the bgm PRO SPORT tires, I've had even more fun with the Vespa. An old 213 Pinasco and the bgm PRO Touring BigBox are installed. The engine was enough to get up to the top of the Glockner in 2nd gear and at the end in the first Ganz, in twos. Of course with the altitude correction, see below

Heiko Vespa T4




The Preparations

The effort and the preparation for such an event are immense, but mostly run behind the scenes and are therefore not directly recognizable. That's why we're going to let you take a look behind the scenes today.

Event material was checked weeks beforehand, and our display was optimized and redesigned. We have designed and produced new merchandise such as posters and stickers. So that we could get all the material up to about 800km away in Zell am See, in the Alps, we had to organize sufficiently large vehicles and stow everything safely. But even the largest and longest transporter was not enough. So we are with two vans, full of scooters and event material, on Thursday morning at 5:00 am Scooter Center started. Apart from that, accommodation had to be found for 5 people, and arrival and departure had to be planned and organized ...

In the next post you will find out what we will do on the 3 days Vespa Alp Days 2021 experienced have a selection of images as a preview:

You can find all the parts for a safe journey in our Vespa shop

Day 42 - Markus André Mayer to visit the Scooter Center

Km: 4.865
Countries: 5
Donation amount on the tour approx.: € 45.000

Last Friday Markus stopped by us on his Gentleman Giro. As you have probably already noticed, Markus drives through Europe in a suit with an original 50 cc Vespa and collects donations for the children's cancer foundation in the respective country.
We are happy to be able to support Markus in his mission and are still deeply impressed with how much strength, vigor and selflessness Markus approaches the matter. What actually sounds like a lot of fun is a 25 hour job eight days a week.
In a few weeks, an official interim status of the donations will be announced in Bonn.

We are very excited. But back to the visit to the Gentleman Giro Scooter Center. After lunch together, Alex took a quick and scrutinizing look at the Eleonor (Markus Roller). It didn't pull that well anymore and so the maximum speed we didn't reach slowed us down badly on the trip to lunch. Since Markus is dependent on the purchase of 2-stroke oil due to his luggage, there is always not so good substance as an admixture in the soda. That clogged the inner pipe of the exhaust. After a single burn, Fuffi was able to provide Markus with the full range of services possible. See diagram.
After that, Markus was allowed to sit on the couch to answer questions about how to come up with such travel preparations and plans. You can find the recording of the therapy session with Maryzabel here.

After that it was called Bon Voyage again, Markus!

Philip Montforts

On the couch at Scooter Center

On the couch at Scooter Center | Interview Markus Mayer - Vespa Gentleman Giro

So, we burned out the inner exhaust pipe so that the number comes off correctly again.

Comparison before / after:

On the test bench

Day 43 on the road - Düren

Seeing Markus again is always a pleasure and sharing a bit of his madness is wonderful, so I signed up the next day to accompany him to his next Vespa meeting.
I think with Platónika I got used to going a little faster than in Colombia, but it was good to regain the calm of the track by following this beautiful V50.
When we arrived at the meeting point, there were almost three times as many Vespas as expected, and after hugs and introductions, everyone drove together to a beautiful beer garden in Düren. An event full of warm people and brotherhood, where I met wonderful people whom I hope to see again soon.
As a result, I fully understood the good nature of Markus Große Reise, where, although he is the one who takes the action, it is the cooperation of everyone that makes the goal come true.
Thanks Markus for strengthening our community.

Maryza & Platónika

km: 4.952
Grilled sausage: "I couldn't see any more grilled sausage"
Donation amount in this event: 4.420 € RECORDER RESULT !!!! on this tour - and by far !!
Conclusion : Good weather, grilled sausage, music and a nice trip with lots of lovely people!

Thanks to:
Many thanks to the Vespa-Nest Düren for a great event!
Thanks to Christian Mörkens, Max Mörkens and Torsten Gladen and to all visitors and donors of the event!
An all-round successful day thanks to everyone involved! Thanks also to everyone who helped in the background.
Radio Rur,, Dürener Zeitung / Nachrichten - Local, You are really from Düren, if ..., Düren - our city, our district, WDR local time from Aachen

Day 44 - Belgium

Countries: 6
km:> 5000
Conclusion:… Sunshine, blue sky and Vespa Happiness!

Day 45 - Luxembourg

km: 5370 km
Countries: 7
Conclusion: So far everything has gone according to plan, but this evening I am already spending in Mainz and staying there for 2 nights because I have not received a confirmation of the appointment in Kirn. It will be a long day and it will rain.
9 days to go home ...


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Vespa Gentleman Giro

Vespa trip with donations - collection campaign

Vespa Gentleman Giro 2021: 2 months, 50ccm,> 6000km
For kids with cancer!
Markus has planned a lot. Meanwhile, Markus has with the Scooter Center-Motor 2.000km on the clock, these are his experiences from the last few days:

Day 10 Vespa Gentleman Giro

After 1144 km in 4 countries and over 4 Alpine passes (Arlberg, Brenner, Staller Sattel and Felbertauern) I am very, very satisfied, grateful and happy! So far, all clubs give everything! The donation amounts are impressive. Yesterday, too, thanks to the Alp Day Charity, another incredible € 1100 was donated to the Children's Cancer Aid Austria's donation account here in Zell am See. Thank you very much Franz F. Schmalzl !! Thanks also to the Vespa Club Pinzgau, who welcomed me to Franzl's garage yesterday!
I'm also very happy with my “Eleanore” with a real 50ccm (Polini). The engine, completely overhauled by the Scootercenter, worked great even with full throttle all day and with heavy luggage and there was not a single breakdown in the total of approx. 2000 km since installation. Only at the Felbertauertunnel was it classified as an obstacle despite a TopSpeed ​​of 60 and I had to “enjoy” the shuttle transfer while sitting on Eleanore in the back of a VW bus. Eleanore was not offended, however.
Today we are heading towards Liezen to arrive in Graz tomorrow. The next day it goes towards Vienna / Tulln.
Today I ride in overalls for once because I still have to do a few small maintenance work and it may still be raining today.
Wish you a great day and don't forget to stay awesome!



Day 11 & 12 Vespa Gentleman Giro

After another 180km without any special incidents, a quiet evening today!
Country 4
Km 1324
Glitches 0
Involuntary driving on the motorway 1
Involuntary shuttle 1 (5,2km)
Hangover 1
Oh yes, and not with 102 or 85 or 75 cc!

Day 13 Vespa Gentleman Giro

Vienna get ready I come through and Tulln let the DJ warm up?
I'm glad of !
Many thanks to everyone who was there yesterday in Graz and who ensured a great result of € 785 for the Austrian Children's Cancer Aid! ??
And again 115 km yesterday!
Today about 250 !!! Longest day of the Giro


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Vespa is coming home

Markus has now arrived in Italy with his Vespa via Switzerland and Austria

We don't yet know exactly how he spent yesterday evening and night. I am convinced: the European Football Championship final was definitely a great time for a stage stay in Italy on his Vespa Gentleman Giro!

In any case, one can see from his descriptions: he is so far very happy and grateful for the many nice people he meets and donations he can collect. Of course he enjoys his Vespa and the reliable engine. My greatest respect: almost 1.000 km in 9 days fully packed on an old Vespa with 50 cubic meters ... 

Day 6 Rohrschach (CH) Vespa Gentleman Giro

Km 630
Countries 2
Glitches 0
Rain suit used 6 times?
After a relaxed trip, the great team of the BG Crew Zurich to Rohrschach am Bodensee welcomed it very warmly and was then given delicious meals. In addition, about 300 francs were donated, which was up to September 12.9 is being topped up by the club through various measures.
Another long day with great people and good conversations!
Switzerland was good to me and tomorrow it's off, Feldkirch, country number 3?
Good night !


Day 7 & 8 Vespa Gentleman Giro

After a great night in Vespengeschwaders Vesbar until 4 a.m. and a 700 € donation for the Austrian Children's Cancer Foundation, I drove with my cat over the Arlberg Pass to Imst, where I met the Vespanest and old-timer friends MSC Imst over a nice coffee break, who donated another 430 € .
In the evening I raced towards Innsbruck, where I enjoy a quiet evening and sleep in a bit before going to country number 4 tomorrow? !
Days 7
Countries 3
Kilometers approx. 870
Donation total approx.> € 26.000
Correct Hangover 1
Thanks to:
Vespa Club Rohrschach
Feldkirch Vespen Squadron
Vespanest Imst
And to my sponsors:


Day 9 Vespa Gentleman Giro

Days 9
Km 964
Countries 4
Glitches 0
Hangover 1
Driving in the rain 8
accidental motorway journeys 1
Passports 2
Clubs visited / involved: ~ 18
Conclusion: thank you SCOOTER CENTER for a great engine that runs great!
Thank you Alvivo for the great softshell jacket, as it has often been cold!
Thanks to all clubs!
Thanks to Martina Gödert, for all the surprises and because you are my rock in the surf!
Thanks to 4smarts, because I always had a battery ?!
Thanks to Hockerty for looking horny everywhere except in the hot tub ?!
Thank you, thank you, thank you - anyway the most used word in my last few weeks, because I have such a great time and meet so many great people and by the way a lot of people are doing something good!


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Vespa Grentleman Giro in Switzerland

Vespa Gentleman Giro goes Switzerland

After his Start at the weekend, Markus has now arrived in Switzerland. Since the start of the tour he has driven 530km.

Meanwhile also in Bavarian TV and in the Radio reported about the tour.


2 months 5 countries with 50 cubic Vespa

Our 50cc Vespa engine, which our Alex built for him, has been running very well and reliably so far.

Engine bgm for the Vespa Gentleman Giro from Markus Meyer

Day 3 and 4 Vespa Gentleman Giro

Kilometers so far: 530
Glitches 0
Clubs: 6
Donate ~ 2230 €
Route: Leonberg - Freiburg - Singen - Ravensburg - Tettnang - Meersburg Konstanz - Zurich

“The days are long and eventful! Every day I meet incredibly great people from the clubs and elsewhere - someone at a bar gave me € 20 for gasoline, the staff at the ferry gave me my fare back, club members feed me, take care of me, refuel Eleanore or organize escorts from the club Club. Vincenzo E Katja Pecoraro gave me a mirror for my safety. Newspapers, radio and TV report and I can hardly keep up with the documentation of the highlights, because my days are full from 8 a.m. to often after midnight and of course I don't want to stare at the phone at the clubs but devote myself to them.
Thanks to the Vespa Club Singen Hegau, Scuderia Rallentatore, Vespa Classico Tettnang, BG Crew Zurich and everyone who scooted, grilled and donated with me over the past few days!
You guys are great !!!"


Day 5 Vespa Gentleman Giro

“Second evening in Zurich!
After a great men’s evening with food and beer and an oil change in the BG Crew screwdriver cave, today it was time for a coffee in the Lindt Museum and rain suit shopping. Mine had been on duty every day up to now, but was no longer sealed. So the guys from the BG crew decided to change my clothes. ???!
In the evening, about 30 people from Zurich from the VC Zurich and Vespa Fans Club came to join them and at a relaxed barbecue and despite Wednesday and the somewhat uncomfortable weather, the Swiss collected a whopping 1200 francs in donations ?!
Two great days in Zurich and tomorrow it's on to the Vespa Club Rohrschach!
Thanks to the great organization to the guys! Big cinema !"




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Vespa Gentleman Giro start

Vespa Reise for donations to children's cancer foundations

Markus André Mayer originally wanted to go to one this year with a 1971 and 2,5 hp Vespa 50 25.000 km journey through 40 countries in Europe Visit over 200 local Vespa clubs. Together with the clubs he wants money for 40 national institutions in Fight cancer with children collect.

Due to Corona, this project has now been postponed a bit and Markus started a Germany edition at the weekend, or he is traveling to 2 months through 5 countries, among other things, it will also become ours Scooter Center OpenDay on August 28th be in Bergheim!

The Scooter Center is one of the main sponsors here and of course we built the engine for him for this tour and equipped the Vespa with a bgm PRO Vespa chassis.

Vespa Gentleman Giro Germany tour schedule

Planned tour route and stages with date

03.07.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Leonberg at Alvivo Start in Freiburg im Breisgau

July 04.07.2021th, XNUMX Freiburg Singen

July 05.07.2021th, XNUMX Singing Ravensburg

06.07.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Tettnang Zurich to Hockerty

07.07.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Zurich Lenzburg

July 08.07.2021th, XNUMX Lucerne Rohrschach

July 09.07.2021th, XNUMX Rohrschach Feldkirch

July 10.07.2021th, XNUMX Feldkirch Innsbruck

11.07.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Innsbruck Bruneck

July 12.07.2021th, XNUMX Bruneck Zell am See

July 13.07.2021th, XNUMX Zell am See Liezen

July 14.07.2021th, XNUMX Liezen Graz

July 15.07.2021, XNUMX Graz Vienna

July 16.07.2021, XNUMX Vienna Altlengbach

July 17.07.2021th, XNUMX Altlengbach Linz

July 18.07.2021, XNUMX Linz Eferding

19.07.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Ried im Innkreis Ingolstadt

July 20.07.2021th, XNUMX Ingolstadt Lauf an der Pegnitz

21.07.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Lauf an der Pegnitz Schwarzenbach

July 22.07.2021nd, XNUMX Schwarzenbach Ebermannstadt

July 23.07.2021, XNUMX Ebermannstadt Bamberg

July 24.07.2021th, XNUMX Bamberg Plauen

July 25.07.2021th, XNUMX Plauen Leipzig

July 26.07.2021th, XNUMX Leipzig Dresden

27.07.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Dresden Heidenau to Heidenau Reifen

28.07.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Radeberg Berlin

July 29.07.2021th, XNUMX Berlin Waren an der Müritz

30.07.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Waren an der Müritz Rostock

July 31.07.2021, XNUMX Rostock Lübeck

01.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Lübeck Kiel

August 02.08.2021nd, XNUMX Kiel Flensburg

August 03.08.2021rd, XNUMX Flensburg St.Peter Ording

August 04.08.2021th, XNUMX St Peter Ording Hamburg

05.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Hamburg Bremerhaven

06.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Bremerhaven Wulsbüttel

07.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Bremen Celle

08.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Celle Wolfsburg

09.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Braunschweig Hanover

10.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Hanover Bielefeld

August 11.08.2021th, XNUMX Bielefeld Oberhausen

August 12.08.2021th, XNUMX Oberhausen Essen

August 13.08.2021th, XNUMX Krefeld Frechen

14.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Bergheim Bonn

August 15.08.2021, XNUMX Aachen Luxembourg

16.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Luxembourg Kirn

17.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Kirn Mainz

August 18.08.2021, XNUMX Mainz Hofheim am Taunus

August 19.08.2021, XNUMX Aschaffenburg Heidelberg

20.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Heidelberg Linkenheim Hochstetten

21.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Linkenheim Hochstetten Leonberg

August 22.08.2021nd, XNUMX Leonberg Aich

August 23.08.2021, XNUMX Ulm Ingerkingen

24.08.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX Ingerkingen Kempten

28.08.2021 Open Day SCOOTER CENTER

Successful start of the tour

Markus reports that the tour got off to a successful start on Saturday. He experienced the first two days like this:

Day 1 Vespa Gentleman Giro

After a nice evening with Vespisti Böblingen, the team from Alvivo and my dear Martina Gödert with good food in the boathouse Böblingen and a night in the hotel, a wonderful event was organized at the Alvivo company headquarters in bright sunshine, we enjoyed the Cafe von der Ape, grilled food Served by volleyball players and good vibes as well as great offers. 420 € were collected on site via patches and stickers and other donations and then a pack of great people on the Vespas accompanied me a long way towards Freiburg im Breisgau, where the VC Freiburg and the scooter friends Südbaden Brewing collective waiting for me. The weather had changed and shortly beforehand I had to go to the terrace of the Hex restaurant in Waldkirch in the rain suit where the landlord insisted on giving me 20 € of fuel. In Freiburg, through patch and sticker sales as well as sausages and generous rounding up, another 600 € came in the donation pot and at 2:30 at night I was able to fall into bed with a great result of more than 1000 € on the first day.

Day 2 Vespa Gentleman Giro

After a good breakfast, Wolle Wide Frame and Olaf Just accompanied me until shortly before Singen! A great ride in mixed weather through the wonderful Black Forest! The engine of SCOOTER CENTER performed exactly like the last 1.200 km without any problems and I was received in proper style by the Vespaclub Singen Hegau and escorted the last few meters to Singen, which attracted the attention of the gentlemanly outfit. A hot grill, cold beer and long and good conversations were waiting for us.

I would like to expressly thank EVERYONE who was there, organized, helped and sent along these 2 days. Of course, all proceeds and donations remain with the clubs, which will transfer them DIRECTLY and without deductions to the German Childhood Cancer Foundation in the coming days.

How does the donation actually work?

> Markus is often asked this question, his answer:

“How does it work with the donations and the trip and so at the Vespa Gentleman Giro and do you pay for my vacation ?!

An important and good question!

Of course, with your donations you will not pay for my trip, my overnight stays or anything else. Thanks to great sponsors, support from my family and also by sleeping on the couch, barbecuing at the clubs, etc., the donations flow 100% directly to the respective children's cancer foundation! "

Where do the donations come from?

Markus explains here in his words:
So, on the one hand, people simply donate directly to the campaign of the children's cancer foundation in your country (for example if the relay of the Vespa Gentleman Giro is handed over to them by another club)
In addition, in order to generate further donations, I have had stickers and patches produced on my own in advance, which I sell together with the club presidents at the events at the clubs. The production costs of 10 € stay with me and 2 € directly with the president of the respective club, who usually sends them to the children's cancer foundation the next day with the total donations of the club.

Clubs and private individuals also donated plaques, pins or other items for sale or auction. These are publicly auctioned during the year and only sent against postage, whereby the payment does not have to be sent to me but directly to the foundation.

It is not possible to give me cash donations and I will not accept any.

Exception: someone specifically and explicitly wants to give me fuel, oil or a meal. But there is a separate Gofundme account or my PayPal.
I hope this post clears up any questions or ambiguities regarding the Gentleman Giro - should anyone still want to know something, please send me a message.

My campaign is 100% transparent and I publish all donations known to me on a daily basis.

So again to take note: Donate 100% Children's Cancer Foundation

Travel costs: 40% sponsors, 30% support for my great family and 30% myself.

This means: 7 months to start, 2 months of travel and another 6 months for the coming year. So everyone can work out what it can cost (cost of living, loss of earnings, insurance, approval, equipment, pre-production of merchandise, postage, website, print material ......)

Vacation is somehow different ”


You can also support Markus directly:



Vespa Gentleman Giro Markus Mayer with 50cc Vespa and suit


Who is behind it?

Markus André Mayer, 44 years old and a passionate Vespa fan from beautiful Allgäu.

Vespa Gentleman Giro Markus Mayer with 50cc Vespa and suit

In 2017 Markus was able to do 3 of his passions (Vespa, charity work and social media) in the Giro Germanica to unite. With the help of Vespa clubs from German-speaking countries, we were able to go on a 42-day donation trip over € 25.000 in donations generated by him for the forest pirate camp of the German Children's Cancer Foundation. Of course it was Scooter Center Part of his Giro Germanica Donation trip and we supported the campaign.

Now Markus has something new to do in which he Scooter Center supported again. It is a matter close to our hearts! This time we are the main sponsor and support and sponsor his new mission extensively.

Here in the Scooter Center Blog we will keep you up to date on this year's mission over the next few months.
We are starting today with the first presentation of the VESPA GENTLEMAN GIRO, look forward to, for example, one soon Interview , and a Making of the engine that we build for Markus.

Vespa Gentleman Giro Markus Mayer



Markus has decided to dedicate the entire year 2021 full-time collecting donations for children with cancer. He starts with the 3 initiatives to raise donations for 40 cancer organizations in 40 European countries:

  • Big European donation trip
  • 10 relay races in different countries
  • 1 world record poker run (Erläuterungen)

For 2021 he is planning a much larger campaign: within 8 months he would like to unite the entire European Vespa scene through a large donation trip around Europe with several linked measures in order for 40 national cancer foundations and care centers at least € 250.000 to be collected. To carry out this heart project, he will need around 14 months in total. About various large travel projects like his

  • 80 days around the world in 2018,
  • USA crossing 2017,
  • or European tour in 2014,

it has already been possible for him to gain a great deal of experience and, above all, a particularly large number of contacts with scooter riders all over the world.

The contacts to the national clubs throughout Europe make it possible to identify suitable donation targets in advance, such as the League contra Cancro in Portugal and to coordinate the planned measures and events in the respective countries. As part of the trip, Markus is planning 3 Guiness Book World Records and thus also to direct the interest of the public and the media to the facilities, clubs and the fundraising campaign.


Vespa Gentleman Giro Europa route

25.000 km through 40 European countries. The specific route will depend on the 200+ clubs that I would like to meet on the way to collect donations.

Even if it doesn't look like it on this map: of course there is a stop at the Scooter Center planned, we will keep you up to date!


“Eleanore” - the Smallframe Vespa. For the tour he uses a Vespa V50N from 1971. It will be the longest 50cc scooter ride ever!

Markus with Eleonore Vespa V50 N

We are currently taking care of the Vespa engine, be curious to find out more about it here in the blog soon.


Yes, of course you can help too, Markus depends on support and is looking forward to donations to the individual organizations, more information and Donation opportunity here. You are also welcome to share this post with friends via Facebook, Whatsapp etc.