**POSTPONED** Mobility Scooter Convoy
Help us break the Guinness World Record at Scarness Foreshore Park on the Esplanade!
***POSTPONED*** With much disappointment, we are postponing today's Scooter Convoy due to the wet weather. We will try again for the same time next Saturday (10 September).
More details to come. Announcements are being made on all radio stations, but please help us pass on the message.
It’s time to get rolling … there is a record to break!
The 2022 Mobility Scooter/Wheelchair Convoy will be held in Hervey Bay on Saturday 3 September.
The convoy will travel down the shared cycle/walk path along the Esplanade to the All Abilities Playground and then turn back to Scarness Park for a celebration.
Participants broke the Australian Record last year for the longest mobility scooter convoy with 172 mobility aids.
The current Guiness World Record is held by a Canadian city with 159 scooters.
We are confident we will have the number of scooters required for the record, however there are a host of extra rules and requirements to gain the official world title.
The aim of the day is to promote the safe use of mobility scooters and wheelchairs.
These vehicles are very important; they enhance people’s independence and mobility.
The convoy also promotes awareness of scooters and wheelchairs using footpaths across the region.
While the convoy has a serious message, it is also a bright and happy event with participants encouraged to decorate their vehicles.
There are prizes for the best decorated vehicle; best decorated person and best decorated hat.
At Scarness Park, there will be free entertainment and food after the convoy.
Participants can register from 8am on the day at Scarness Park on the Esplanade, with the official convoy underway at 9.30am.
Participants can only register on the day, but to make the process faster, you can pre-fill a copy of the registration form and bring it with you on the day. Registration Form
Council is also calling for anyone willing to volunteer on the day as a track marshal to contact Halcro Street Community Centre on 4194 2441.