David McLean

Motorally Aotearoa 2021

Motorally Aotearoa 2021

Kia ora and a massive thank you for checking in!

OK ? so what is Motorally Aotearoa 2021 ? and more importantly
? why am I doing it ?!?

Firstly the what. April 15th next year will see a bunch of like-minded guys setting off from Auckland for the top of the top and starting our journey the length of New Zealand wearing our hearts on our?sleeves and the great work of the MHF on our backs.

Over ten days we?ll ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff, mostly on Vespa scooters, to support the work of the Mental Health Foundation.

Make no mistake ? at our ages this will hurt! Vespas are designed for a zip around Roma or Milano, not long open road riding, but we love our bikes and... we love this cause more. Everyday thousands of Kiwis are challenged to get through, often without the resources they need to maintain positive well-being and function well in their everyday lives. So it?s a great fit that we?ll be challenged too.

We?re doing this to raise awareness that everyone ? and we mean everyone ? has their own state of mental health. And that nothing is ?good? or ?bad? but that every so often some of us need a helping hand to get through.
?#weallhavementalhealth

?Your donation will help the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand provide people, workplaces, schools and communities with the tools they need to build positive mental health and well-being.

We?re ambitious, optimistic?probably mad?but we want to raise a minimum of $100,000 and every little bit counts so thanks for whatever you can do to support us on the way.

We sincerely appreciate your support ? and if you?re interested in joining the ride for a day leave us a message and we?ll get in
touch!

Team Motorally Aotearoa 2021


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MAURI TU, MAURI ORA.

My Achievements

Added profile pic

Shared page

First five donations

Half way to goal

Added blog post

Reached goal

My Updates

Updated stretch target!

Wednesday 21st Apr
Thank you everyone for your generosity! Four more days on the road - let's give this one final push and see if we can get to $45,000.?

New stretch target

Tuesday 16th Mar
Thanks everyone for your donations and expressions of support.?
The cause of mental health clearly resonates with many of you.
I have increased my target again to stretch myself to do more...

Maps Pt 2

Thursday 11th Mar
And our South Island route - Indicative

Maps Pt 1

Thursday 11th Mar
Here is a map of our route - Indicative (North Island)

Wow! Thanks for the support!

Thursday 11th Mar
I'm blown away my all the messages of support - and donations - I have received over the past 36 hours.? Thank you to everyone who has sent me their encouragement and $$
You've inspired me to lift my sights and aim for a higher target, so I am adjusting it to $20k to stretch myself.? If you have already given, this is not aimed at you, you've done your bit to help me.
Cheers?

Thank you to my Supporters

$260

Traci Houpapa

Great cause and a great person - ka pai koe David!

$52

Andrew Becker

Best of luck!

$52

Nigel Jackson

$100

Philip Houghton-brown

$52

Pene Milne

Great effort

$52

Libby Nuth

$52

Shobha Shrivastava

Filled with pride to work for an organisation where the CEO sets the bar for engagement with the community and demonstration of empathy for the mentally unwell, Go David !!!

$28.08

Nadia L

David, you are our hero :) Good luck!

$52

Anonymous

Insane ride for sanity. Go Team Motorally. Safe travels.

$513

Westpac Geraldine

Thanks for popping in, loved having you all in our patch. Enjoy the last leg of your incredible journey.

$20

Sarah Palmer

$25

Meena Veerappan

Great job David. Supporting for a good cause is awesome.

$52

Matt Kinney

$100

Tracy Price

Tremendously important cause, good on you Dave!

$52

Antonio Navas

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” Kerouac

$3.01k

Anonymous

$26

Kate Macdonald

Brilliant, and good luck!

$70.70

Westpac Kaik?ura Branch

BBQ fundraising from Westpac Kaikōura. Fantastic work for such a great cause. Thank you so much for visiting Kaikōura!!

$1.01k

Jonathan P Mason

Thanks for spending your time on a great cause.

$78

John And Megan Hastings

A truly great cause to support. Go well David and enjoy the challenge.

$52

Lauren Lau

A little pain - but we all gain. Way to go for mental health David. Have fun :)

$50

Whangarei

$104

R J

What an adventure - all for a great cause !

$104

Sandhya Palepu

$104

Bruce Gordon

$52

Susan Grey

All the best David!! You are smashing your goal for an amazing cause!! Stay safe out there ♥️

$104

Jeff Mitchell

Enjoy the adventure David

$104

Ian Mclean

Good on you. Go well - stay safe.

$208

Su Duffey

What a great way to see Aotearoa. Have fun and thank you for caring. Kia tūpato.

$10.40

Sheryl Entwisle

Still making Westpac proud, still remember the day at Westpac you told us about your new Vespa.

$50

Tara Barlow

Fab job David, great cause!

$104

Deyna List

$52

Jane Hart

Let me know if you need any recommendations for bounce back hair products...helmet hair can be a real drag!!

$41.60

Brooke Reid

$20.80

Chris Crosbie

$52

Wynn Fraser

Let me know if you want some company while in Northland. Would be cool to join you for a day.

$52

Luke Smith

Love it! Which Vespa will you take??

$104

Ceri Horwill

Awesome cause to get behind ! Well done !

$52

Claudette Maxwell

So I had to google what a Vespa is. I feel sorry for your butt. But, its a really good cause.

$52

Ant Challinor

You're a good man Dave McLean. Enjoy the ride for a great cause. Ant

$52

David Verry

Good on you chappie! Take care and will watch your progress. Cheers, DV

$52

Anonymous

Great cause, good luck with the roadie.

$104

Phil Taylor

Go well David! Great cause. Fingers crossed for good weather all the way.

$52

Richard Hopkins

Good on you David. Great adventure, awesome cause - enjoy

$41.60

Joanna Silver

Best wishes for a fantastic trip and for smashing your goal out of the park David! Stay safe and watch out for roadkill en route...

$52

Andrea F

Have a great ride. Keep it shiny side up.

$52

Sarah Evans

Go well David. Such a great cause.....and a very long ride.

$500

Pip Greenwood

Go well.

$52

Agne Naera

Great intiative

$310

Jan Dawson

happy scootering

$26

Ruth Nelson

Scoot safely David!

$108

Ash

Bula Venaka David.

$104

Nick Hynes

Great initiative David! This is a really important issue, thank you for bringing attention to it.

$510

Aj Hazelhurst

Awesome effort David, and for such a worthy cause. Ride safely, and enjoy the experience.

$52

Phil Carrington

What an awesome thing to do, good luck to you and the others! I hope that you don't have to follow in the wake of too many stock trucks :-)

$208

Dan

David - you are a true champion and humanitarian. Good luck and enjoy the experience. You have fans cheering you on at Savills (formerly Studley) in NYC.

$208

Kevin Bouchier

David, Love your work, enjoy the land of the long white cloud !

$26

Tania Reed

Go well David - right behind you for this important cause

$52

Marcus Raman

Awesome effort and for a really worthy cause!

$10.40

Jacqueline Mcdowall

good luck, what a great cause!!

$52

Craig Beaumont

$26

Matilde Sahad

Hermosa la causa suerte! wonderful cause good luck :)

$52

Rene Martinussen

Full throttle, but remember be safe.

$104

Fonteyn Mtk

kia haumaru e tipi hāere o aotearoa. Thanks for doing the do and helping to shape a better aotearoa for my whanu

$26

Dave Mclean

Have fun and good to see you getting the family name out there!

$26

Russell Syme

Go well. I recommend top end gel bike pants!

$26

Chris Tuohy

Go well!

$52

Norman Chirindo

All the best David and team. You make us proud.

$100

Nick Pattillo

Good luck David, I am sure that you will have great fun and for a great cause.

$52

Tracey Walker

Hope it’s enjoyable?!

$50

Rachel Wilson

Excellent foundation to support! Best of luck with the ride.

$26

Emma Burte

Fantastic! You may need a wee dram at the end of the day with some of those legs!

$104

Sam Ricketts

$50

Andrew Green

$510

Brendan Doggett

Kia kaha DMclean!

$104

Kirk Hope

$105

Sonya Crosby

Wow - that’s walking the talk! Go well and am sure the Westpac whanau will be saying hi as you fly through - ‘vesper styling!’

$10.40

Helen Briggs

Great cause and great way to raise funds and awareness. Very much an unknown issue

$26

Chelsea R

So great to this leadership for mental health in NZ - much needed awareness raising and support! Go well David!

$52

Jamie Mcknight

Safe travels.

$52

Graham Oberlin-brown

Good luck David. Ride well

$52

Joe Benbow

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go". This is a cause very close to my heart. Great stuff, David. Good luck, and most importantly, enjoy!

$26

Heiko Jonkers

What a great event for a great cause. I love the route, especially the south island leg. Might join you for a short stint, albeit i'm in a lotus, not a vespa!

$31.20

Anonymous

$52

Diana

Go David! All the best for the 'national tour'

$52

Rebecca Priaulx

Love this! Great work for a great cause. Best of luck.

$260

Karen Silk

Awesome effort for a very worthy cause

$105

Raul

What a fantastic cause, safe travels.

$25

Morgan Harrison

Amazing cause - thanks for always leading from the front!

$104

Helen Seymour

A fabulous organisation to support. Best wishes for a safe and successful journey.

$26

Farzana Sahib

Great cause David. Have fun! :)

$208

Michael Evans

Great cause, stay safe on the road and enjoy the ride :)

$104

Robrecht Tryhou

$52

Kirsten Case

Good Luck David, Such a great cause

$104

Chis

May the weather gods treat you well on this epic journey !

$52

Nicki Johnston

Out there doing it for a fantastic cause :)

$26

Jonathan Hawthorne

$26

Masaki Muir

Great cause with a mix of fun and challenge. Happy to support.

$104

Sharkey

All the best, David. A superb cause!

$52

Lorraine Hunter

Good for you David! Good luck and happy scootering :)

$26

Alex Gregory

All the best for your epic ride, David!

$52

Brent Mandel

Good luck - bridge is great for mental health

$104

Mark Steed

Great cause, go well David, Figo, Mark T and JK

$26

Afiafi Leala

Awesome cause David - go well!

$20

Natalie Thompson

$26

Kathrine

What an amazing idea and such an important Foundation to support. You're such an inspirational leader - look forward to updates. Keep safe out there!

$26

Mel Ilich

Travel safe David. Great cause. See you in Takutai Square!

$104

Sarah Brooks

What a great challenge for a fantastic cause, good luck David! Go well.

$52

Matt Mcwha

Good luck David, to you and the Vespa!

$52

Ray Millar

Great stuff David! Don't forget to pack your thermals!

$104

Archie Riley

Good luck David! I’ll catch you in Wellington on my mighty 50cc Roma

$510

Marc

Good luck David. That’s a long old way on a saddle. Pack you chafing cream!

$52

Marnie Ramsay

You are a BRAVE man! See you in Kerikeri, enjoy the East Coast scenery on your drive down from Kaitaia :)

$104

Penny

$208

Mark Averill

Have a great trip..

$410

Deb Chambers

This will be a fantastic effort David. It’s a wonderful thing that you’re undertaking. I am very impressed. Kind regards Deb Chambers

$200

The Kellock Bells

In bocca al lupo!!! x

$104

Harriet Wall

Good luck, what a Legend!!

$510

John Dakin

Can't wait to see some footage of this lot!! All the best David - great cause.

$510

Russell Property Group

Great cause David, stay safe and go well

$104

Peter Chisnall

Good luck David!

$104

Ruth Riviere

Good luck David!! What an amazing adventure and hugely important cause!

$104

Geoff Zame

$78

Suzanne Moore

Go for gold Uncle David! Eva, Leo and Suzanne

$200

Anonymous

$510

Neil Paviour-smith

Best wishes David and hope you have a comfortable saddle.

$208

Paul & Eileen Harrison

This is great idea for a great cause.

$104

Deb Chambers

I am very impressed David and I’m so excited to see how you get on. You are very brave and I say that is a Vespa owner and driver myself. What a great cause. Vespas forever. Cheers Deb Chambers

$104

Donna Cooper

Best of luck David - a great cause to support. Shame you’re not passing through Taranaki or we would have loved to cheer you all on!!

$26

George Gould

Brilliant cause. Good luck!

$104

Steve Jurkovich

Bravo David.

$260

Sarah Sinclair

Brilliant David - a cause worthy of much love. Take care all!

$156

Bridget Cooksley

Best of luck David. Awesome initiative! Hope to see you in Wellie xx Bridget

$104

Paul Goodwin

God speed

$104

Dean Hegan

Good luck David

$208

Rod Smith

Buona fortuna per la grande avventura !

$156

Sarah R

Great cause - enjoy and keep to the speed limit

$200

Andrew Henderson

Awesome cause and will be a great trip - be safe - we need you back at the end!

$104

Jim Stabback

$52

Robert Wilson

Well done young man - just make sure that you stay upright!

$104

Anthem

$510

Simon O'connor

A huge effort for a great cause, well done!!!

$52

Pvd

Great cause David. All the best!

$510

Tim Brown

$3k

Bruce Plested

$104

Godfrey Boyce

$104

Rohini Ram

Such a great initiative David, have fun!

$104

Loretta Desourdy

Great cause. Enjoy the ride.

$1.01k

George And Susie Gould

Good luck DAM

$100

Antonia Watson

$20

Nina Lowe

Best of luck David! This is so admirable and such a great cause!

$52

Binaifer Behdin

Go David - Best to you and your team - Wonderful Charity

$260

Mike Hendriksen

Great cause David - lots of padding and ice

$104

Pip Muir

$250

Maree Webster

Best wishes for a successful ride in support of such an important cause.

$260

Martine

Brilliant David.....such a brilliant cause. Ride carefully. We need photos

$52

Ruth

Hope you're not on a 50cc

$156

Deschamps Family

Bravo David et courage ... la route n'est pas si longue. Les Deschamps te soutiennent en pensee!

$104

Jim Raymond Mcelwain

Good cause, go well, Jim and Libby McElwain

$104

Tim Ford

All the best, David.

$104

Carolyn Kidd

Best start working on increasing the padding! Great cause David - go well.

$208

Jonathan Mchardy

Go well. Best wishes Jonathan & Cristina

$52

Sacha Leggo

Well done on helping remove the stigma around mental health - ride safe!

$510

Natalie Burrett

Brilliant cause - go you good thing David and co!

$250

Andrew Poole

$500

Barbara Chapman

Hold on tight! Good luck. BC & Steve

$104

Simon Power

Good luck!

$1.01k

Anonymous

As discussed

$104

Cameron Robertson

Ride like the wind!

$1.01k

Clayton Cosgrove

Good luck David have a great time! Great cause, well done.

$100

Todd Charteris

Awesome work David, enjoy the ride!

$104

Mary Quin

LOL - Wish I had a scooter to join in but haven't owned one since my old Ducati during high school days in the 1970s! Wishing you a great ride for a very worthwhile cause.

$104

Shaun Drylie

Enjoy the ride David - see you in Bluff

$104

Matthew Cockram

Great cause. Best of luck David!

$510

Justin Mowday & Ddb

Great cause, epic ride. Go safely.

$500

Gina Dellabarca

Good luck - wildhogs!!! :)

$100

Ganesh Chandrasekkar

Good Luck David! Enjoy the ride. GC :-)

$208

Hanks

Have you got a side cart for Cam?

$100

Marc Figgins

Fantastic cause - hope your seat is comfy

$52

Colleen Rodriguez

Good job for making us aware of Mental Health

$26

Sarah Palmer

Good luck! Will look forward to the updates!

$208

Leanne Lazarus

$208

J P

Go Well, Godspeed

$208

M Weenink

Brass monkey

$104

Paddy Rennie

Go well Old Fella!

$208

Sue Foley

Great cause and safe travels

$52

Danielle Clark

Can't wait to hear all about it once you are back!

$52

Van Wilson

Good luck!!

$500

Caldwell Partners International

$500

Philip Chronican

Stop in Palmerston (Sth) for a pie. They're awful.

$104

Sid

Woof woof

$260

Simba

Can I ride pillion?

$104

Skipper

Good luck dad!

$104

Andy Morris

Go you DMc. Outstanding!

$104

Raynor

Sounds like Easy Rider...Good to support the cause.

$100

Olivia Bouchier

$250

Johnny Weiss- Trans-tasman Business Circle

Go David -you are making a difference to our World!

$100

David Willis

Beat wishes and congratulations

$104

Philip King

Great initiative - hope it all goes smoothly and the weather is kind to you!

$52

Katherine Rich

You're a legend! Good luck and don't fall off.

$52

Peter Cochrane

Great stuff - have fun

$104

Roger Beaumont

Great cause, have fun!

$104

Frazer Wilson

What an adventure, good luck.

$1.01k

Mayne Wetherell

$104

Alison Paterson

Good luck and enjoy

$52

Antony Buick-constable

$156

Grant Houghton

Awesome cause... Great work David!

$52

M Fennell

Great cause David, good luck

$104

David Boyes

Great cause David

$104

Dawieo

Great cause and a beautiful trip to boot!

$200

David Cunningham

LOVE IT! And jealous. I read "Vroom with a View - Milan to Rome on a '67 Vespa" over summer and fell in love with the concept. A great cause too David, hopefully you won't have to push the Vespa too far - I suspect they'll be one or two mechanicals along the way. :-)

$104

Deano

Get a real bike!!

$104

Julia Smith

Great cause to suffer a sore behind for!

$510

Brendon Gibson

Great cause David. good luck cheers Brendon

$104

Peter Chrisp

Good luck!

$104

Daniel Knoll

Gutsy move mate - very impressive effort for a cause very close to my heart. Ride Safe.

$104

Matt Slatter

Almost a "Roman Holiday"! Good Luck! Cheers. Matt

$300

Brendan O'donovan

$104

Brian Hartzer

Stay safe---well done David

$26

Jill

Enjoy the ride!

$104

Sam Shuttleworth

Great effort for an awesome cause. No wheelies!

$310

Mark Reese

Good luck David! What a great thing to do, and a great trip. I'll wave as you go through Wellington! All the best Mark

$52

Anonymous

$52

Jeremy M

Good work, Sir.

$208

Rob Campbell

Good effort David

$208

Family Pilling

Onwards and Upwards David

$100

Simon B

Wonderful cause! Not sure which will be in worse shape at the end of it, the Vespas or the riders, but sounds like you'll have fun. Good luck!

$260

Chris Young & Nik Rush

Good luck David !

$104

Caro Ng

Respect!

$260

Kate Lane

Fantastic mission David. Good luck!

$104

Scott St John

$104

Des Syme

Great cause David. Enjoy the ride and come back in one piece! Cheers. Des.

$500

Annabel Acland

Legend!

$104

Roger Partridge

If only I had a Vespa! Best of luck!

$104

Graham David Turley

Have fun team, great effort. I hope your seat is comfortable

$208

Matthew Goodson

What an adventure and fantastic cause!

$157

Milton & Savannah Brown

🤣🤣🤣🤣 Good luck!

$510

Jolie Hodson

Fantastic cause and I look forward to following your progress cheers Jolie

$104

Jim Quinn

Sounds like fun and awesome cause. Go well David !!

$260

Glenn Hawkins

Well done David, a great cause.

$156

David Mclean