Posts Tagged ‘Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari’

Last Saturday saw the running of the second Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari that involved about 236 scooters braving the elements and traversing the Southern Alps.

The event was a charity run to raise funds for the Cancer Society and it was very successful with $118,000 raised todate.  You can still donate if you wish HERE!

Anyway, Julia ended up riding the full 250 km which was a great achievement.  They started promptly at 0800 from the Air NZ Engine Centre and rolled into Hokitika around 1800.  There were a number of sponsored stops at the Kirwee Pub, the Sheffield Pie Shop, Lake Lynton, Flock Hill Station, The Bealey Pub, Arthurs Pass, Jacksons Pub, Kumara Junction and finally Hokitika.

There were a few BMW riders there as well, Geoff being one of the Bike Marshals.   There was only two  minor accidents when some of the scooters encountered grit on the road through the Otira Gorge.

TV3 is hopefully screening the event on Campbell Live at 1900 tomorrow, Tuesday 1st.  You can also view photos of the event HERE!  This is Julia powering up Porters.

The event won’t be run again until 2012 and is something well worth supporting.


Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari

Posted: May 27, 2010 by BlogMaster in Events

Call us crazy and maybe we are considering how much snow is on Arthur’s Pass, but if it’s on we are going to do it.

Julia and I have signed up to take part in the Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari.  This event runs from Christchurch to Hokitika, will take about 9 to 10 hours, covers 250 kms and is done on mainly 50cc scooters.  See details at

The event is run to raise money for the Cancer Society and we need your support.  We have setup a web page at

Come support us as we participate in this worthy event.  Cups of hot chocolate every hour along the way would be appreciated.  Please feel free to forward this blog to anyone you know.

You can view the Timetable HERE!  It kicks off at the Air NZ Engine Centre on Orchard Road heading along McLeans Island Road, to the Old West Coast Rd and then onto Hokitika.  Start time is 0800 this Saturday, 29th May.