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Scooterists will attempt Southern Alps for charity

On Saturday May 24th 2014, 250 scooterists will attempt to conquer the Southern Alps riding 250 grueling kilometers Coast-to-Coast from Christchurch to Hokitika to raise funds for the New Zealand Cancer Society. They're participants of the Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari.

Recipient: The Cancer Society - Canterbury/West Coast
Funds raised so far: $108,276
The last ride in 2012 raised $245,000 - it is our goal to reach a Quarter of a Million dollars this year!
Website: www.scootersafari.co.nz

Each rider is encouraged to get donations in support of their efforts. You can view all of the individual fundraising pages, and the real-time fundraising total here: http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/fundraise/topathletes.aspx?e=1194

The event was started in 2009 by Rangiora locals Jayne & Mike Rattray, born in support of Mikes young friend and colleague at Air NZ Engineering, Blair Newton who was diagnosed with late stage Bowel Cancer at just 32-years of age. To date Blair has been through 4+ surgeries and several rounds of radiation and chemotherapy but sadly he is now loosing his battle and may not be be able to join us on this years ride.

The Scooter Safari is not a race, or for the faint hearted. It is designed to be the coldest, longest, hardest, most grueling and uncomfortable test of endurance on a city scooter to raise money and awareness for cancer sufferers. This is our way of showing some hardship in support of what cancer sufferers go through during their treatment.

The Route:
We set-off at 8am from Air New Zealand's No.1 maintenance hangar on Orchard Road, Christchurch. First stop is at the Kirwee Rugby Club, then onto the Sheffield Pie Shop, up the mighty Porters Pass to Lake Lyndon. Onto Cass for lunch, through, Arthur's Pass, then down the treacherous Otira Viaduct to the last regroup at the Kumara Racecourse. Then we head into Hokitika to finish up at the Beachfront Hotel. You can view the maps and timetable on our website. The ride goes ahead in any weather, as long as the road remains open we'll ride it.

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