Each year Variety provides around 450 deserving or disadvantaged children with the freedom and independence of their very own bike on our annual Bikes for Kids Tour. 

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.

This recognition not only benefits the child concerned, but provides an incentive for their peers to follow in their footsteps and become good school and community citizens.

2016 Bikes for Kids tour details

In March and April the Variety Bikes for Kids tour visited the far South and the far North! Presentations took place in Christchurch, Ashburton, Methven and Timaru in March, followed by Dargaville, Whangarei, Kawakawa, Kaikohe, Kaitaia and Mangonui in April. 

There will also be several presentations in Auckland, a city that continues to have the largest low decile population in New Zealand. Stay tuned for more information.

Find out how to nominate a child for a bike

Meet some Kiwi kids who have received a new bike from Variety

Watch a Variety Bikes for Kids Presentation in this clip from TVNZ Breakfast.

Help Buy a Kiwi Kid a Bike

For $200 you can provide a Kiwi kid with their very own bike and helmet. Click here to make a donation to Variety's Bikes for Kids programme.

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



Meet Elijah

Meet Elijah. Last week Elijah was presented with a brand new bike on the Variety Bikes for Kids tour in Northland. His mum said: “He has gone to sleep in the lounge tonight so he could sleep beside... Read more