Coast to Coast major sponsor Horizons Regional Council says it’s making certain motorcyclists are aware of their own riding abilities and capacities to make the ride both enjoyable and safe.
“The message we are driving this year is promoting our ‘Ride Forever’ skills development programmes and will be featuring course and training options at this year’s event,” Road Safety co-ordinator Debbie Webster says.
The ride will take place on Saturday 8 December, with a briefing at Himatangi Beach starting sharp at 10am.
Riders depart from Himatangi, travel through the Manawatu¯ to Woodville, where they all add huge interest, colour and noise to the village’s Christmas Parade.
All participants stop for refreshments and a free lunch at Fountaine Square in Woodville before journeying on to Akitio on the East Coast — a total run of about 200km.
All proceeds from the ride go to the Manawatu¯ -Whanganui Rescue Helicopter service.
In its 25-year history the Coast to Coast has raised about $200,000, helping the rescue helicopter become one of the best-equipped life-saving air ambulance operations in the country.
Woodville Lions Club says it is proud of the history it is making, living up to the Lions motto “We Serve”.
Camaraderie at the Akitio Boating Club.
Some of the riders departing from Himatangi Beach.