Welcome - Heart Kids are very proud to be the Official Charity for the 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 $50,000 through the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. It sounds huge we know, however together every donation received will help to achieve this awesome goal.  

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 – and 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, pedalling for good and making a difference to the lives of children born with heart defects.

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

Now for the perks of being a Heart Kids Cycle Team member! Any fundraiser that raises over $250 automatically goes into the draw for the choice of a kayak or stand up paddleboard. This will be drawn at prizegiving on Saturday afternoon. You can also chill out in the Heart Kids marquee on event day kindly hosted by one of our awesome Corporate Supporters, Momentum Life. 

Heart Kids event ambassador Tim Kowalewski, has been bust training for his Quarter Lake ride at the Cycle Challenge. He doesn't let his heart defect hold him back. You can read about his training here - Tims blog


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Join the team now by simply clicking the ‘start fundraising’ button and complete your details. We’ll help you get started and support you along the way, together we can help make little kiwi hearts whole again.

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