Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari

Fundraiser scooter ride from Christchurch to Hokitika.

Fundraiser and information page

EVENT: Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari
EVENT DATE: 13/6/2009

Dear Visitor &/or Supporter,

Thanks for visiting our Scooter Safari Fundraising page – that’s awesome!

Our names are Mike Rattray, Wayne Cook, Ben Walker and Damion Haines. We are 4 aircraft engineers working at Air New Zealand’s #1 Hangar.

Sadly one of our team mates was recently diagnosed with Bowel Cancer and is about to begin a long process of surgeries and chemo treatment. We wanted to help, so we’ll be riding scooters coast to coast, Christchurch to Hokitika, to raise funds for the Cancer Society.

We thought that if hes going to endure a sore butt from his surgery, then we should get sore butts too!

So, on a June winters day we’ll be departing Christchurch on our scooters, all step-thrus, old, and quite questionable. Just take a look at the pics. You might also notice that we are not small riders.

It’ll be challenging, fun, exciting & certainly an experience. Well not only be pushing ourselves physically to ride scooters for 9 or so hours, trans-alpine through the Otira Gorge in the winter, but as Engineers well be pushed to use all our nouse to keep the bikes running and come out the other side in one piece.

We set off on Saturday 13 June 2009, and will be riding a total distance of approx 250km through the Southern Alps, hopefully arriving at the pub in Hokitika that day (all going well).

Along the way well be taking photos and recording our accounts of adversity and the fun we had along the way. The article will be published in a future issue of Kiwi Rider magazine.

However, most important of all, our goal is to raise $10,000 or more for the Cancer Society. It’s about making a difference!

Please could you sponsor us?

Select the “Make a donation” button below. It’s simple, fast and totally secure and every single cent you donate goes directly to the trust account of the charity we are supporting.

If you live in New Zealand your donation is tax deductible and a receipt will be issued.

Alternatively, deposits can be made at any National Bank branch to the Cancer Society, Account: 060-801-0325606-03 (make a reference to the Scooter Safari)

Please come out and show your support on the day the scheduled stops are below.
And if youve got your own scooter feel free to join in the ride – the more the merrier!
(Please note: You must provide your own support crew, petrol, accommodation, return transport etc. This is at your own risk. Please register your interest to the event coordinator – details below).

Here’s our Flight Plan:

Depart Christchurch 7am on 13 June 2009

First Stop: SHEFFIELD PIE SHOP
Second Stop: SPRINGFIELD SERVICE STATION (FUEL STOP)
Third Stop: CASTLE HILL VILLAGE (TOILET STOP)
Fourth Stop: FLOCK HILL LODGE (MORNING TEA)
Fifth Stop: LAKE PEARSON (FUEL STOP)
Sixth Stop: BEALEY HOTEL, ARTHURS PASS (REFRESHMENTS)
Seventh Stop: ARTHURS PASS TOWNSHIP (LUNCH)
Eighth Stop: JACKSONS HOTEL, JACKSONS (AFTERNOON TEA)
Ninth Stop: KUMARA JUNCTION (CUPPA TEA)
Tenth Stop: BEACHFRONT HOTEL, HOKITIKA (FINISH & DEBRIEF)

We look forward to having you on-board.
Many thanks for your support!

You can also check out our Facebook support group page. Search under groups for the ‘Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari’

Best regards,

Mike, Wayne, Ben and Damion

EVENT COORDINATOR: Contact Jayne Rattray, email j.rattray@xtra.co.nz

P.S:
In 2010 well be doing it again, bigger and better and you’ll be invited again to join us. With more organisation well be aiming to have sponsors on board, organised support crews, accommodation and return transport for participants.

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