South Island Rally Motueka 24-26 February 2022 Hosts Murray and Malcolm Ching
On the Friday 25th several of us meet up on the North side of Christchurch to ride to Motueka together, while most of the 21 members on the rally met up at the Nautilus Motel. We all gathered at the Hotel Motueka for a social get together on the Friday night.
Saturday morning greeted us with glorious conditions for the days ride. Had to make a change to the original plan as we found out on our way to the rally that due to Covid the Schoolhouse Café was closed but luckily, at very short notice, the Mussel Inn advised they would love to see us for lunch.
First stop was a photo shoot at Kaiteriteri. After a dream ride over the Takaka Hill with no stop and go’s as the road has now been repaired and not too much traffic to contend with, we arrived in Takaka for a short break and a coffee. Rode to Collingwood for another short break and photo.
The Mussel Inn greeted us with open arms and with the lovely garden to sit in we spread ourselves over several tables and in the shade and were served a delicious lunch.
After lunch we headed back towards Takaka with several of the group stopping at the PUPU springs while the rest headed back over the hill at their own pace. We all met up that evening at the RSA for dinner.
Next morning, as normal, we all headed away on our own time tables with some heading for the ferry, or to catch up with family in the region or for further touring.
The weather played ball all weekend helping another rally run smoothly.