This couple will make the longest crossing in the world… on a scooter


A young couple left the city of Mont-Tremblant this week and plan to travel all over Canada with the aim of setting the record for the longest scooter crossing in the world.

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“Of course our loved ones take us a bit crazy with the project, but they are behind us and support us 100%,” admit with a sneer Mathilde Michel and Morgan Haut.

The two lovers of French origin met in Mont-Tremblant, in the Laurentians, thanks to the Working Holiday Program (PVT) which they obtained in 2020. During the confinement, the 24 and 25-year-old couple had close one year to design their plan.


Mathilde Michel and Morgan Haut - scooter

Photo taken from Facebook, Kick n’ Bike

“We are super happy to finally start the journey. But we are stressed. It’s a big journey. We still plan to travel 8000 km and cross an entire country. We are a little worried about the big trucks on the roads or the wildlife when we go to pitch our tent to sleep, ”says Mathilde Michel.

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Inspired by Terry Fox

the Newspaper spoke to them while en route to Tofino, British Columbia.

“We plan to leave this city on April 3 and then we will begin the long journey to Newfoundland and Labrador. […] Yes, we know the story of Terry Fox and it inspired us a lot, ”says Morgan Haut.


Mathilde Michel and Morgan Haut - scooter

Photo taken from Facebook, Kick n’ Bike

Unlike Terry Fox who wanted to travel Canada from coast to coast in 1980, their trip will not be on foot. Morgan will be driving his manual scooter and Mathilde will follow him on her bike.

“On the Internet, I looked at the Guinness World Records. I saw that there was to take the record for the longest scooter crossing. I thought it was funny and then I discovered the scooters that allow you to do long distances, which are very good, ”says Morgan Haut.


Mathilde Michel and Morgan Haut - scooter

Photo taken from Facebook, Kick n’ Bike

To establish the scooter record, the young man will have to transmit his GPS data to the team of the Guinness World Records throughout its journey. People encountered during his travels will also have to sign documents certifying his passage through their city.


Mathilde Michel and Morgan Haut - scooter

Photo taken from Facebook, Kick n’ Bike

For a good cause

The two young engaged couples intend to use this trip also to raise awareness about stem cell donation.

“This kind of donation is very complex and little known in general. When I knew that at 18, no one around me knew that. That’s why I got involved in this cause, ”explains the Frenchman.

The two lovebirds especially hope that their trip will allow more Quebecers to register on Héma-Québec’s list of stem cell donors.

“Donors must be 18 to 35 years old. That’s why we expose our journey on social networks. We want to attract them on the Internet so that they follow us and make them aware of the cause,” insists Morgan Haut.

If all goes like clockwork, they should wrap up their getaway by the end of October. “At most, we finish in November, just in time for the end of our PVT”, conclude the travelers.

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Reference-www.journaldemontreal.com

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