Let's give ALL kids access to the fun and benefits of owning their own bike - no matter what their ability or circumstance.
For kids living with disadvantage, the joy of receiving their first bike can seem like a distant dream.
You can help provide a child with all the joy, fun with friends and fitness that owning a bike can bring. Twenty years since the Variety Bikes for Kids program began we want to celebrate by providing a record number of bikes for kids thanks to the kindness of people like you.
A brand new quality bike, helmet and lock to support one child costs $218.
We need to fund 450 bikes to provide joy, inclusion, physical AND mental benefits to kids who would otherwise miss out.
AND this year we're also fundraising for 19 special adaptive bikes so kids to bring these life-changing benefits to kids living with disability.
By making a gift or fundraising today, you will be contributing to one of the mosts memorable moments in a child's life, owning their very first bike!
Are you ready? Let's ride!
- Facebook just donated $30
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A helmet and lock to keep a child safe on their brand new bike!
The full package! A brand new bike, helmet and lock!
Contribute to an adaptive bike, costing up to $7,500
Whether it's a very first bike for a child experiencing disadvantage or an adaptive bike for a child living with disability, your gift will change a life!
Whilst providing fun, freedom, independence and inclusion with their peers – the physical benefits to owning a bike are also hugely important to kids.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Please donate or sign up to fundraise today!
VARIETY BIKES FOR KIDS
Championed by Derryn Hinch since his 2002 radiothon, now joined by challenge ambassador Lee "Hollywood" Turner, Variety Bikes for Kids has funded nearly 13,000 bikes for kids in need through Variety - the Children's Charity.
Variety Bikes for Kids gives the gift of independence and joy to children who have never been fortunate enough to have a bike of their own. By taking part, by making a gift or setting a fundraising challenge in the month of June, you will be bringing freedom and happiness to a child who would otherwise go without.
Known for his colourful cycling kit Lee "Hollywood" Turner brings joy and happiness to bike riding! Lee loves exploring Melbourne by bike and the comradery it brings. Lee is a well-known MC, commentator and Bicycle Network lead rider, most recently featuring on the cover of Bicycle Australia magazine.
"For kids a bike represents a sense of freedom & independence and every child no matter their circumstances or background deserves their chance of that. I want to see more kids on bikes enjoying the same freedoms and fun they brought and continue to bring me. A simple bike can mean so much for a child and I don't want any child missing out just because they are disadvantaged. The Variety Bikes for Kids program can be that difference to help a child in need so they are not left behind. Bikes are fun and bikes are social and why should any child miss out on that. I'm on board because I want every child to have that big smile I had when I jumped on my first bike".
Reflecting on how much his very first bike meant to him, under difficult financial circumstances for his family, Derryn Hinch campaigned to make sure all kids can enjoy the freedom of a bicycle.
In 2002 Derryn started a radiothon on 3AW that ran for 10 years. Since then the annual appeal has delivered nearly 13,000 bikes for kids.
The Variety Bikes for Kids program is particularly unique as it allows supporters to personally see their impact through their attendance of a special event with Derryn, where they can hand a bike directly to a child.
"The Variety Bikes for Kids program is the epitome of what my favourite charity does best – providing tangible equipment with a direct impact on the quality of life of local children in need. An impact that both you and I get to see firsthand. My own family struggled through hard financial times. Like all parents, my mum and dad wanted the best for me. That’s why they did everything they could to give me the joy of receiving my very first bike - something I’d always dreamed of." Derryn Hinch
YOU CAN CHOOSE TO GIVE TODAY OR SIGN UP TO FUNDRAISE FOR BIKES FOR KIDS!
Create a Variety Bikes for Kids fundraising page and raise funds for bikes for kids of all abilities.
Want to chat?
We're here to answer any questions you have and help you with your kind gift, fundraising and to provide ideas and support to individual and corporate supporters. Please don't hesitate to reach out on (03) 8698 3900 or via email below.