'Awesome' turnout for scooter challenge

Participants at the starting line at Stirling Point in Bluff this morning. Photo: Abbey Palmer
Participants at the starting line at Stirling Point in Bluff this morning. Photo: Abbey Palmer
From rabbits to frogs, road cones and aliens, about 120 dressed-up riders joined the starting line at Stirling Point in Bluff this morning for the PlaceMakers 2019 Southern Scooter Challenge.

Riders from as far north as Auckland headed to sunny Bluff for an 8.30am start ahead of a 220km journey to Queenstown - to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Southland and Hospice Southland.

Hospice Southland chief executive Andrew Leys, of Invercargill said the turnout was “awesome”.

“The core purpose of Hospice Southland is defined as living every moment, we love being a part of this event and it rings true to what we are about.”

Riders had until 3.30pm to make it to Queenstown and complete the challenge. 

 - abbey.palmer@odt.co.nz

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