Mavis Jenkins takes part in the mobility scooter world record attempt.
Mavis Jenkins takes part in the mobility scooter world record attempt. Alistair Brightman

Winning back scooter world record

THE Netherlands took it away - now it's time to take it back.

Mobility scooter riders and wheelchair users from around the Fraser Coast are preparing to reclaim their world record for the longest parade of wheelchairs and motorised scooters.

The record was held by Hervey Bay for two years, but was lost last year to the Netherlands.

"We want it back," Safe Scooter Committee member Julie de Waard said.

"We were only four short last year of setting a new record and we're going all out to get the record back.

"With more than 1000 scooters registered on the Fraser Coast we should easily be able to get enough people."

The world record attempt will be held tomorrow morning.

"If you miss out on pre-registering you can still register on the day."

The route for the event has changed this year.

The convoy will now start at the Scarness Foreshore Park.

Registrations open from 8.30am and the convoy will head off around 9.30am.

The group will then travel along the shared walk and cycle path on the Esplanade to the All Abilities Playground area, which they will circumnavigate three times before heading back to Scarness Park.

On their return to Scarness there will be entertainment, a sausage sizzle and drinks.

For more information contact Ms de Waard on 4194 2441.


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