Bikes for Kids   

The annual Variety Bikes for Kids Tour is part of the Variety Kids on the Move mobility programme, which provides life-enriching assistance to Kiwi kids. Each year Variety provides around 450 deserving or disadvantaged children with the freedom and independence of having their very own bike. Some children have overcome adverse circumstances, in some situations the family is simply not in a position to purchase a bike and in other cases the programme recognises and rewards children who are role models at their school or in their community.

Each year we change our tour route so we can reach different regions of New Zealand. Schools and communities in the specified areas are invited to participate by nominating a deserving child to receive a bike. We are now calling for nominations for kids from the areas on our tour route below to receive a brand new bike!


2014 Variety Bikes for Kids Tour Route

Monday 24 November - Tauranga, Te Kuiti

Tuesday 25 November - New Plymouth, Hawera,

Wednesday 26 November - Wanganui, Bulls, Palmerston North

Thursday 27 November - Levin, Paraparaumu, Lower Hutt

Click here to nominate a

child to receive a bike!


To be considered to receive a bike a child needs to be

Aged between 7 and 9 years (between 111 cm and 135 cm tall)
Socio-economically disadvantaged, with their family not in a position to purchase a bike OR
Have recently overcome some adverse circumstances OR 
A child who is a role model to others, consistently making a difference within their school and community environments and showing an outstanding ability to assist those around them.

All applicants will be notified of the decision by Friday 14 November 2014.

For $200 you can buy a Kiwi kid their very own bike and helmet. Click here to help today.

Simply select 'Bikes for Kids' in the drop down box on the second page.


Variety would like to thank its Bikes for Kids sponsors, without whom, this programme simply wouldn't be possible.