Motorally Aotearoa 2021

By Bernard Braithwaite

Come along for the ride!

Kia ora and a massive thank you for checking in!


OK – so what is Motorally Aotearoa 2021 – and more importantly – why is 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 but with a few other bike types thrown in for good measure in support the work of the Mental Health Foundation.


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.


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



My Achievements

Added profile pic

Shared page

First five donations

Half way to goal

Added blog post

Reached goal

Thank you to my Supporters


Farnaz Zemke

I wish you all the best Bernard.


Peter Hardy

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


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.


Christopher Borsh

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


John & Ali Quirk



Family Macqueen

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


Celia Hutton


Claire Braithwaite


Rog & Trish Campbell

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


Chris Bradley

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


Walker Wayland Auckland



A good cause BB, all the best. Gilbert


Nigel Cory-wright

Scoot along !


Craig Stokoe

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


Tanya Wills


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!