Round the Takitimus signals arrival of spring
Motorcyclists from all over Southland gathered on Saturday for the 33rd annual Round the Takitimus run.
Organisers Geoff and Liz Trumper from Te Anau said it was the first ride for the spring, held in excellent weather conditions between Te Anau and Riverton.
‘‘We left Te Anau at 9.30am, riding through Mossburn to Tuatapere, ending at Riverton and back through Blackmount and Manapouri to Te Anau, arriving about 4.30pm,’’ Liz said.
‘‘There were 56 riders at Mossburn, including Queenstown bikers who joined us, and more joined the group as we headed to Riverton, including some from Invercargill and Colac Bay, ending up with between 80 and 100.’’
‘‘All bike makes and models were welcome, including pillion passengers and sidecars with ages of owners ranging from 17 to 84,’’ Geoff said.
Rider Clint Tauri of Te Anau said they had lots of fun and met up with friends
‘‘We are a like-minded group, picking up riders as we go, ending up in Te Anau for a get-together and prize giving.’’