On Saturday the 21st of November the annual Surf 2 Surf Rescue Ride will again be taking to the roads across the Waikato.
This is an annual fundraiser ride to highlight the input of emergency services across the region and to raise funds for them.
The ride is also about highlighting the issue of road and water safety at the start of the summer season.
The start point for the ride is the Waihi Beach Memorial RSA who not only open the club as the registration point but also support the ride by putting on a $5 cooked breakfast for ride participants.The first group of riders will depart from there at approximately 10 am and then travel through to Paeroa before heading south through Te Aroha along the bottom of the Kaikmais to Putaruru where the local primary school put on a BBQ fund raiser lunch.
At this year’s lunch break Hugh Anderson who is a four times motorcycle World Champion will give a short talk on his days racing on the Isle of Man.
After lunch the ride heads out across the Arapuni Dam to Te Awamutu up to Whatawhata and then out to Raglan where it ends at the Raglan Club.
This year the funds raised will be donated to the Waikato based Westpac Rescue Helicopter service, the crew of the helicopter provide a vital rapid response service to all people living in the region and it is important to support their efforts particularly when it relates to emergency medical care that is required as the result of road traffic collisions.