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