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World Motorcycle Champions team up for 24 Hour charity event.

Mark Peterson

Image:Troy Bayliss getting 120% out of his 50cc Scooter

When you think of 50cc Scooters, the names Bayliss, Crump and McCoy wouldn’t come to mind, or would they?

December 8/9 Gold Coast Parklands Showground’s, the Worlds toughest scooter event will return, the Insure My Ride Le Minz 24 Hour Scooterthon presented by TGB Scooters.

Into its 8th year, the 24 Hour Scooterthon is certainly an event that continues to grow each year, but this year it is going to be world class.

Three time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss will team up with three time World Speedway champion Jason Crump plus multiple Guinness Book world record holder Mark Brownie Brown to tackle 25 other teams in the most demanding scooter endurance test.

Multiple Moto GP and World Superbike race winner Gary McCoy and many more excellent riders will also start on the grid.

Bayliss who normally rides 1000cc bikes or more was beaming after his short ten minute stint in front of the cameras at the media call.

“I can’t wait for next week, its going to be a lot of fun riding with Crumpy and Brownie, these little scooters are great on this track, I hope everyone comes down to support this great event, its only a gold coin donation entry and it all goes to charities” said Bayliss

“I would also like to announce that I want to donate all my riding gear from the event to Mat & Chloe Rogers for their children’s charity 4 ASD KIDS” Bayliss continued.

Mat Rogers (Duel International Rugby legend) who is a good friend of Troy’s.

“This event its not about the size his engine its about the size of his heart”, said Rogers.

“This is a very kind gesture Troy has offered us, a helmet would have been great but to have all his ride gear to Auction is amazing, this will help so many children and we cant thank Troy enough” Said Rogers

“I look forward to bringing my family down to watch the guys in action, I didn’t think you could do that on a motorcycle let alone a scooter, I hope the Gold Coast and beyond support this event” said Rogers

Mat together with his wife Chloe head up the great children’s charity ‘4 ASD KIDS’ (

The Scooterthon each year supports a number of charities and this year is no different, Give me 5 for kids Children’s Charity and Racesafe Medical team will receive all gold coin entry donations and funds raised from a major raffle that includes first prize of a new TGB Scooter.

Where – Gold Coast Parklands Showground’s
When – Sat 8th Dec 12 Midday – Sun 9th Dec Midday

Special Guest Riders include –

  • Troy Bayliss – 3 x World Superbike Champion & Moto GP Race Winner
  • Jason Crump – 3 x World Speedway Champion
  • Gary McCoy – Multiple Moto GP and World Superbike race winner
  • Darcy Ward – 2 x Under 21 World Speedway Champion
  • Peter Spida Everitt – AFL legend and tallest guy you will ever see on a 50cc scooter.
  • Plus more current Australian Road and Off Road Champions to be announced.
  • Bring your family and friends down and enjoy the day and night event, dig deep and support all the teams supporting the charities.
  • Additional information can be found at

    For any further information please contact – Mark Petersen 0416048815


Image: Mat Rogers and Troy Bayliss in the gear he will donate to 4 ASD KIDS following the event.
Published Nov 30 2012, 08:10 AM by allen
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nobody special said:

The Bayliss pic is pretty impressive, especially the way he made his right leg disappear.

December 1, 2012 4:53 PM