Round the Tak­itimus sig­nals ar­rival of spring

The Invercargill Eye - - FRONT PAGE - JENNY CAMP­BELL

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.’’

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