Fundraise with Variety!


Join the Aotearoa Bike Challenge and help Variety – the Children’s Charity change the lives of Kiwi kids in need.

After last year's success, the Aotearoa Bike Challenge Auckland Region is thrilled to again be supporting Variety – the Children’s Charity, giving disadvantaged Kiwi kids the childhood they deserve and the opportunity to reach their full potential. 

For every $250 raised, participants can provide a Kiwi kid their very own brand-new bike and helmet through Variety's Bikes for Kids programme.

Are you an individual looking to make a difference? Check out 'Ryan the Lion's' fundraising story of why he raised nearly $9,000 for Kiwi kids!

Or is your organisation looking to make a fundraising commitment? Julia from Mackie Research shares how they made a commitment to fundraising.

"As an incentive for everyone, we agreed that the company would donate 50cents for every km ridden. We are a small company of 5 and had 100% participation. Between us we cycled 886km and raised $443!” 
One of our employees had entered an event but hadn’t ridden a bike in years so we had a company outing on our bikes. Not only did it help with her confidence but was also a great team building exercise”


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Want to create or join a team fundraising page? Click here to find out how!

You can also download Variety’s Fundraising Guide to help you get started!

Variety’s Bikes for Kids Programme 

For many New Zealand children, learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage. However, for the 1 in 4 Kiwi kids that live in deprivation, having a bike to call their own is just a dream. Variety’s Bikes for Kids programme provides disadvantaged Kiwi kids with the opportunity to have their own bike and be just like all the other kids. Each year, Variety presents brand new bikes and helmets to children at low decile schools allowing them to experience the freedom and independence that comes with owning a bike.

For every $250 raised we can provide a child with their very own, brand-new bike and helmet. We’ll even invite you along to the bike presentation where we present local kids with their brand-new bikes!

Bike recipients are children who have been nominated by people in their community - like teachers or social workers - for their commendable efforts throughout the school year or because they otherwise wouldn't have the chance to own a bike.

Frequently asked questions

Why Bikes?

♥ Allows children to develop a love to ride they would otherwise miss out on
♥ Provides disadvantaged children with the same opportunities as their peers
♥ Creates lifelong memories and makes a lasting, ongoing impact
♥ Helps build confidence, independence and self-esteem
♥ Delivers health and wellbeing outcomes
♥ Encourages children to use a bike for basic transportation
♥ Leads to children and extended family biking more often

Why fundraise?

I’m in, how do I do it?

Step 1: Register yourself and/or your organisation for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge and sign up to fundraise.
Step 2: Create an Everyday Hero Fundraising Page, or simply join your organisation’s fundraising team so you can all ride for Bikes for Kids.
Step 3: Start collecting donations and challenge your colleagues and other organisations to see who can raise the most!

Can I participate without having to fundraise?

Of course! You can make a one-off donation to Variety's Bikes for Kids Programme by clicking here!

Please note, all donations must be made through Everyday Hero by 11:59pm 29th February 2020 to be eligible for fundraising category prizes. 

Auckland All time stats

  • 1,523 Workplaces
  • 23,179 People
  • 7,347 New riders
  • 22,524,391 Kilometers
  • 1,157,254 Rides
  • 1,025,530 kg CO2
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