Scoot4loot a sight

Coastal News - - Coastal News - By ALI­SON SMITH [email protected]­news.co.nz

See­ing the Penin­sula by scooter is the best way to see the scenery, ac­cord­ing to Beach Hop’s Noddy Watts.

But when the Scoot4loot is held, it’s a spec­ta­cle for ev­ery­one else too.

Riders trav­elled 210km around the Coro­man­del in fancy dress cos­tume on their scoot­ers re­cently, and did it all for a great cause.

The orig­i­nal date was pushed back due to poor weather but 22 riders com­pleted the ride and are ex­pect­ing to have raised $4800 to the wor­thy cause — Youth­line are set­ting up a Teen Sui­cide pro­gramme with the Whanga­mata Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Trust.

“We feel that rais­ing this amount is a ter­rific re­sult,” says Noddy. “There were no in­ci­dents on the ride ex­cept three of the scoot­ers didn’t make it the en­tire way, but we had some spares, so they could con­tinue.”

Pre­vi­ous ben­e­fi­cia­ries have been Prostate NZ and the West­pac Res­cue He­li­copter. To find out more for next year, a Face­book page has been set up at www.face­book.com/scoot4loot where peo­ple can regis­ter to be a rider or make a spon­sor­ship do­na­tion.

“I’ve lived on the Penin­sula most of my life, but this is the best way to see the scenery as we are trav­el­ling so much slower than when you travel by car. You can re­lax and take it all in and I’ve seen things I’ve never seen by car.”

PHOTO / FILE

Scoot4loot is a pop­u­lar event when riders travel 210km around the Coro­man­del in fancy dress cos­tume.

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