The Older Men Unlimited team await the start of the ride.
The Older Men Unlimited team await the start of the ride. Alistair Brightman

Seniors fall short of world record

ALMOST 120 scooter riders turned out for another Guinness World Record attempt in Hervey Bay on Saturday but their numbers were not great enough to beat last year’s winning number of 126.

Julie de Waard, project officer for the council’s Seniors in Focus project, said she was disappointed not to get bigger numbers but it was a top day and the weather was wonderful.

“The purpose of the day is mainly about promoting safe use of mobility scooters and also sharing that with the wider community so they’re aware of them on the road and pathways,” she said.

The scooter riders gathered on the Sea Front Oval Extension in Pialba at 8.30am and they rode around the oval then on to Scarness Park for a free sausage sizzle and talks on scooter safety.

Organised by the Hervey Bay Safe Scooter Committee, last year’s event was awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest parade of electric mobility scooters.



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