Welcome - Heart Kids are very proud to be the Official Charity for the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. This iconic event has been running for more than 40 years and Heart Kids have been lucky enough to be part of this for over 15 of those years and we couldn’t be happier to be continuing our partnership with this event.

We have a big goal this year to raise $80,000 through the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. It sounds huge we know, however together every donation received will help to achieve this awesome goal.  The goal we are working towards is the cost of our camp Brave Hearts which is only one of the camps Heart Kids put on each year, we have annual camps for heart kids and heart teens.  For many heart children attending their school camp simply isn’t an option. Heart Kids camps make this a possibility and provides an opportunity for children and teens to come together with others in a similar situation.

For the second time only we are promoting a special team, The Heart Kids Cruisers. The Heart Kids Cruisers are an inclusive team, a team not focused on personal bests and performance, but instead focused on participation without pressure. It’s for all those cyclists, who are keen to take part and have a bit of fun and who don’t want to ride alone. Our motto is NO CYCLIST LEFT BEHIND! This team will be led by Lake Taupo cycling legend Rickshaw Andy, who will help with training tips and motivation and be your leader on the day.

We will also have a supervised team in the 16K Lakesider ride this year for those children that have moved on from the Kids Heart Ride.

Enduro cycling legend Colin Anderson will be celebrating cycling his 100th lap of Taupo this year and will kindly be raising funds for Heart Kids as he cycles his century with his team. To join Colin and Team Hughes Joinery cycle4heartkids 

We also have a group of amazing people from BDO taking part in a BDO Fundrasier for Heart Kids,  which is a virtual cycling challenge accross NZ (they won't be there event day but they will be cycling just as hard between Nov 4th - 10th!)

Last year Heart Kids assisted thousands of families either during treatment at the National Children’s Hospital in Auckland, Pre-Nataly or once they are back at home in their community. It’s a big job and there’s a lot more than we could do.

We know what it takes to complete the Cycle Challenge for the first time – it’s a big deal! You’re about to join a fantastic community of awesome fundraisers, from newbies through to cyclists that have been around the lake a fair few times. So, whatever stage you’re at in your cycling obsession you can be part of the Heart Kids Cycle Team. Everyone is pedalling for good and making a difference to the lives of kiwi kids born with heart defects.

This year we are offering some amazing deals :)

 Gold Star - Fundraise $1000+ and you will receive:

 A 60 % discount off your registration fee (this will be post dated if you have already paid)
 A complimentary HK cycle jersey (rrp $120)
 A chance to win a Moken12 fishing kayak (value $1000) in the spot prize draw

Silver Star - Fundraise $750+ you will receive:

 A 30% discount off your registration fee (this will be post dated if you have already paid)
 50% off a HK cycle jersey (rrp $120)
 A chance to win a Moken 12 fishing kayak (value $1000) in the spot prize draw

Bronze Star - Fundraise $500 and you will receive:

 A chance to win a Moken 12 fishing kayak (value $1000) in the spot prize draw

 A 20 % discount off your registration fee

 Fundraise up to $500 and you will receive:

  A 20% discount off your reigistration fee

 (click here to see the  terms and conditions for the above offers)

 Joining the team is easy – just click on join the team above, set up a fundraising page, commit to a goal and you’re in!

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