Day 6, Sunday 27 August 2017
The Cancer Society had a charity ride this morning. I think it’s the first one they’ve had. It was raining lightly as we started, but it cleared up soon afterwards. A very well organised ride going from Auckland Museum to Shelly Beach. There was an escort from motorcycle police, who changed the lights to green for us and blocked off traffic so we didn’t have to give way at any intersection. Once we reached the end of the northwestern motorway, the police stopped escorting us, but I saw individual motorcyclists stopping traffic for us at each intersection we passed.
112 bikes present, also some trikes and spyders. Presumably there would have been more if the weather had been better.
Distance travelled: 147 km. Total distance so far: 1008 km.