Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Largest Kick Scooter Parade: New Zealand breaks Guinness World Records' record
NEW PLYMOUTH, New Zealand -- More than 500 people, of all ages, took part in Taranaki Scooter-licious which aimed to break the Guinness World Records' record for the largest kick scooter parade; scooter riders set off from Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, and rode along the Coastal Walkway to the East End Reserve; 489 participants officially finished the course, setting the new world record for the Largest Kick Scooter Parade,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The World's Largest Kick Scooter Parade, across Te Rewa Rewa bridge. Photo: Leighton Keith
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest parade of scooters featured 860 participants and was achieved by Yorkshire Scooter Alliance on the Humber Bridge, Hull, UK.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest parade of electric mobility scooters; it consisted of 135 participants and their scooters and was organized by Stichting Platform Gehandicaptenbeleid Noordwijkerhout (Netherlands) in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
Scooter riders set off from Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, about 10.30am, and rode along the Coastal Walkway to the East End Reserve.
The Guinness Book of World Records required that at least 250 participants had to complete a 3.2km course. the Taranaki Daily News reported.
New Plymouth District Council Let's Go travel planner Liz Beck said the organisers were stoked with the crowd that turned up.
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