Motorally Aotearoa 2021

By Bernard Braithwaite

Come along for the ride!


?***? ?WHAT INCREDIBLE SUPPORT - CAN WE DREAM OF AN UNTHINKABLE TARGET?!? ?***


The amazing generosity of you and all our other supporters has seen us smash our super-super-super target of $200,000!


Incredible.


So - we'd like to aim for one more milestone. Can we reach $250,000? That a quarter of a million dollars for the amazing team at the Mental Health Foundation?

Watch this space - and please spread the word!

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

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Firstly the what. April 15th this 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.

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Over ten days we?ll ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff, mostly on Vespa scooters but with a few other bike types thrown in for good measure in support the work of the Mental Health Foundation.

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Make no mistake ? at our ages this will hurt! Vespas are designed for a trip around town 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.

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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

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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.

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We?re ambitious, optimistic?probably mad?but we want to raise a minimum of $150,000 and every little bit counts so thanks for whatever you can do to support us on the way.

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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!

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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

One week to go!

Wednesday 7th Apr
Just a week to go and final preparations now full steam ahead getting us all ready for the Grand Departure next week.

Here's a shot of most of the guys the other week before a training ride. This time next week all of us! As always many thanks for your support and please spread the word!

The route

Sunday 4th Apr

Progress update

Sunday 4th Apr
Thank you all for the incredible generosity shown to both Motorally Aotearoa 2021 and especially, the Mental Health Foundation of NZ. The goal was to raise $100,000 and with less than 2 weeks to go, we are already at an incredible $114,000. So - we have a new target of $150,000! Watch this space...

You are all invited to the Motorally arrival party on Friday 16th April @ 3:00pm in Takutai Square, Auckland. There's food & bev trucks galore plus entertainment & Sir JK will hopefully lead the scooter team into the square around 3:30pm. I really hope you can make it to the party. The more, the merrier!
Thanks again for your fantastic support

#weallhavementalhealth #rideforever #motorallyaotearoa

Check out the route!

Monday 22nd Mar
Here's the outline of the ride ahead. Drop me a note and I'll gladly give you the details of any day in particular if you'd like to try and connect with the group on the journey.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$104

Guy Barker

$52

Shaun And Vicky

Congratulations on an amazing achievement for a great cause!

$52

David Wallace

$52

Ann & Dave

$26

Tony Fisher

$52

Anne-marie &shaun Gilmore

Such an awesome thing to do! Ride well, and stay safe! Lots of love xx

$52

Greg Mikkelsen

$26

Rachel Irving

Woohoo. Looks like you're having an amazing trip

$26

Kevin Stuart

$26

Karen Finn

Was great to meet you all at Hawke’s Crag in the Lower Buller Gorge. All the best for the rest of your journey. From Stanley & Douglas the Staffies & their owners.

$104

Chris Bradley

Saw you guys heading for the bridge as I was driving North Friday afo and in RNZ news this morning- great press. Keep it up, I hope today goes well. I have passed on to the team at work

$78

Sue Caiger

It's great your team are bringing our attention to #weallhavementalhealth & even better that you are a bunch of guys! Any efforts which get more funds to support mental health in this special place of ours has to be honoured. Thanks for doing what you are doing!

$20.80

Rachel Parker

$52

Chris & Bev Jackson

Good luck everyone. I'm jealous, two awesome things, Vespa's and raising money for mental health. A tremendous combination.

$52

Stevie G

Shot Bernard, well done to you and the crew,

$104

Ann Watkins

$104

Tania And Blair Mchugh

Ride safe! Great cause!! See you on Sunday.

$52

Ewen Griffiths

$52

Claire

Go well - awesome initiative.

$100

Pat & Peter Braithwaite

Go Well Bernard. Proud of your efforts.

$104

Bizfitness

Go well Perry .. enjoy the ride

$104

Glenn Meade

Travel safely!

$100

Michael Braithwaite

Go well brother!

$104

Moppy

I'm sure I read once that sitting on a Vesper scooter seat for long periods of time is the perfect pre ski season fitness prep. Good luck and have fun. x :-)

$26

Margaret Ross

May you have safe happy travels, and lots of good luck

$52

Andy Mcdougall

Good on you all! Ride safely

$104

Jane Jones

Good Luck!!

$100

Megan Hanley

Try some cycling shorts for good measure to keep your bum comfy!

$26

Amelia

$104

Lynda Bell

$52

Bruce Allison

Enjoy the adventure and well done on the commitment.

$26

Francesca Sansom

Proud of you dad, and go well boys !!

$104

Frank Janssen

$50

Geoff Olliff

go well mate

$100

Michelle

Go Bernard, Perry and the rest of the team. Great cause!

$26

Bridget Douglas

Great cause and good luck with the ride

$510

Deb Yates

$104

Jonathan Moss

Good luck everyone 👍🏾

$52

Glenys Cullimore

$52

Jonathan Guthrie

$26

Gill

Awesome

$10

Anonymous

Kia kaha Guys

$104

The Accounting Collective

$208

Ivan Sayegh

Great Effort for a very worthy cause men!,Be safe and enjoy our stunning home🙂

$25

David Bowerman

Go Bernie!

$104

Stuart Chrisp

Don't forget to keep pedaling Bernard! The good news is it's all downhill! Have fun and be safe!

$260

Tim Martin

$104

Henry Ford

Good on you Bernard. Dave McLean will remember a group of us doing this on a bike

$50

Charlie Boys Coffee Bar

Have a safe ride and all the best

$52

Anonymous

Pip pip old chap. Tally ho!

$52

Maree Hawtin-morrow

So proud of you Woofy!

$260

Karina Mascarenhas

$104

Joyce Oorschot

Dearest Bernie, you rock...always have, always will! Much love always

$500

Simon Gentry

$50

Helen & Billy Charlton

Enjoy your ride and an awesome cause.

$100

Kristian Hutton

Awesome work Bern! Go hard!

$104

Susan Trapp

Bernie you're amazing, good luck to you! Happy to donate as I know I couldn’t myself ride a bike anymore without a bruise or two.

$52

Jeff And Llori Valenzuela

Go hard Bernie!

$52

Sarah

All the best BB, hope the inflatable works :)

$100

Ruth O'neill

Good Luck Bernie. Hope you 'boot scoot' all the way to Bluff.

$104

Nancy Depew

Ride Bernie Ride! Love you Buck and Nancy

$52

Farnaz Zemke

I wish you all the best Bernard.

$260

Peter Hardy

Like a swarm of buzzy bees! Enjoy this epic country and a good group of mates B - look forward to the stories!

$104

Mark Morgan

Hey Bernard, Great initiative and well done for doing this. Would have got my Vespa on the road with more notice! But April is a busy month.

$25

Christopher Borsh

Bernie, Good luck you mad man. Seriously, ride safely and have some fun. Chris

$104

John & Ali Quirk

GovBernie!

$104

Family Macqueen

Thanks for the effort, that's so important to so many NZers

$52

Celia Hutton

$100

Claire Braithwaite

$104

Rog & Trish Campbell

Triumphs go faster ...........

$104

Chris Bradley

Keep us posted along the way Bernard. Awesome thing to do

$100

Walker Wayland Auckland

$52

Gilbert

A good cause BB, all the best. Gilbert

$52

Nigel Cory-wright

Scoot along !

$310

Craig Stokoe

Road Captain or not, he's far too old to be on two motorised wheels (and I should know).

$52

Tanya Wills

$52

Frankie Apothecary Limited

All the best for the ride. You're right I think it will be very uncomfortable on a scooter but well done, it's a great cause!