Bikes, burgers and bangers raise funds

19:49, Apr 09 2014

Sixteen farms, 150 hamburgers, 200 sausages and 345 competitors all culminated in the Pleasant Point Lions Club's largest annual fundraiser last weekend.

The Totora Valley Trail ride attracted riders from Nelson to Invercargill, and was set on a course over 16 farms. The tracks were designed by former New Zealand cross-country and enduro championships competitor, Grenville Button.

Button said due to "over-exuberance of the throttle in the very first paddock" one rider was injured - the only casualty of the day.

Pleasant Point Lions Club member Dave Howie said about $6500 was raised.

"A lot of riders tell us it is the best course they have done. Having 16 farms really enables us to have a great range of tracks. The amount of farms really makes it possible," Howie said.

Howie said one of the day's highlights was six lucky participants winning helicopter rides.

"It is an annual event, that we are just going to keep on building on," he said.


The Timaru Herald