The Hervey Bay FORMER World
Record-Holding Scooter Convoy!
Every year the Hervey Bay foreshore plays host to an invasion of
Fraser Coast seniors on Scooters and Wheelchairs for the world's
largest Mobility Scooter convoy.
The event which is usually held as a part of Disability Action Week
in September is a day of fun and achievement for Fraser Coast residents
and is always a highlight of any engaged senior's calendar. A world record
of 126 was set in 2009 and each year we attempt to better it.
Won't you join us?
This year the convoy was held on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7.
It was a great effort with 138 participants crossing the line. Unfortunately this was not enough to break the recenty set world record of 159, but we still hold the Australian record and a great time was had by all involved which is what the day is really all about. Congratulations to all those who joined in this year and thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make it possible.
This year's Scooter Convoy was held on Saturday the 15th of September. It was still held along the esplanade but there was to be an alternate route to avoid having to go around Seafront Oval. 144 riders participated which was enough to break the record, but unfortunately it was broken again shortly afterwards before it was offically recognised. This means that we did not fail we just succeeded less than we would have liked.
Saw us try to beat our world record as well as a challenge from Mackay but we both fell short. 119 participants still came out and enjoyed the whole day.
2009, World Record Success
We were challanged by Mackay but unfortunately for them they were unable to beat us as Hervey Bay managed to have 126 participants cross the line and gain the World Record.
A second attempt made with 97 scooters and chairs participating in this event. Unfortunately despite having the numbers required to obtain the record we also needed a specific length to be travelled on the route and we missed out on gaining the world record due to a short fall in the route length.
The first convoy organised as a means of promoting safe scooter practices.
An attempt was made to set a new world record for the longest convoy of motorised scooters but unfortunately was not gained .