Southern Scooter Challenge

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PlaceMakers Invercargill operations manager Shelley Capil (left) and trade sales worker Tasha Clay with an in-store motor-scooter display promoting the fifth biennial Southern Scooter Challenge, which they are co-organising. Photo: Hayden Williams

The fifth biennial Southern Scooter Challenge, co-organised by PlaceMakers Invercargill operations manager Shelley Capil (left) and trade sales worker Tasha Clay, will raise funds for the New Zealand Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Mrs Clay said the event, scheduled for Saturday, September 23, was already at capacity with 100 scooter riders signed up to travel from Stirling Point at Bluff to the Wakatipu Rugby Club in Queenstown – a journey of 220km.

Organisers were hoping to see a strong show of support from the public on the day to cheer the riders on along the route.

“The Scooter Challenge isn’t a race, it’s a fun day for everyone as well as an awareness-raising and fundraising event for prostate cancer survivors, the families of those with prostate cancer and anyone committed to making a difference,” Mrs Clay said.

More than 600 New Zealand men die from prostate cancer every year despite the disease being one of the most easily diagnosed and treatable cancers, she said.

For more information or to donate, go to www.southernchallenge.co.nz

The 2017 Southern Scooter Challenge timetable and route:

7.30am: Riders check-in at Foreshore Rd, Bluff

8.30am: Riders start at Stirling Point, Bluff

10am: Riders stop at the Middle Pub, Winton

Noon: Riders lunch at Lumsden Railway Station

3pm: Riders finish at Wakatipu Rugby Club, Queenstown

3.30pm: Prizegiving at the Wakatipu Rugby Club

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