Take the Challenge and Sign Up to Raise Funds
Are you ready to do some K's for Kids? Why not spin or ride solo or with your mates in a virtual month-long fitness challenge? Choose your distance, connect your fitness app and raise funds to provide a bike for a child who would otherwise miss out!
CHOOSING TO GET ACTIVE? TAKE THE KM CHALLENGE!
Did you know the average distance travelled to primary school is 4km per day? That's 20km per week and 80km per month active kids who own a bike travel to get to their place of education. This year we're challenging you to take the 80km challenge and ride 80km (or as much as you can) by 30 June!.
Casual rider? Set your challenge goal at 80km or less and hit the bike tracks!
You're a regular rider - let's up the ante! Set your challenge at 480km and get pedalling!
Can you challenge yourself to ride 800km or more before 30 June! The level of challenge is up to you – one of our fundraisers has already clocked over 6,000kms for kids!
Sign up for the Bikes for Kids Challenge as an individual or team. Set your target to raise funds for one bike or more!
Start your campaign
Set up your fundraising page and share it with your loved ones. Don't forget you can connect your fitness device to track k's for kids!
Get active… or not
Choose your distance and get active with a cycling or spin challenge. Not into riding? Share the Bikes for Kids story with your network to fundraise for a bike.
Give a kid wheels
HOW IT WORKS
We so appreciate you choosing to sign up to be a Variety Bikes for Kids FUNdraiser and part of the Variety family! Fundraising often takes a little bit of creativity and effort, but it goes such a long way in helping kids in need, so thank you for all your support! Download our favourite tips to get you started.
RESOURCES TO HELP YOUR CHALLENGE
TIPS TO HELP YOUR FUNDRAISING
People can be a bit shy about being the first to donate so making the first donation yourself is always a good idea. Others will be more likely to follow your lead, and they’ll see how much being a challenger means to you!
Spread the Word
Time to reach out to your friends, family, work mates and even your boss (many workplaces have matched giving programs, so it’s worth an ask if they can support you). Think broad - your social media fans and friends, and any groups you are involved in. You’d be surprised how many people would like to support your good work!
Using social media is a great way to let everyone know what you’re up to! Tagging those who have already donated is a great way to share your page even further, plus it shows that there are already people rallying behind your cause. And then repeat! Don’t be afraid of posting often on social media. #VarietyBikesforKids
Add a photo to your online fundraising page and update your story as to why you've chosen to get involved with Variety Bikes for Kids. These two actions show your potential donors how serious you are about fundraising for Variety and why you want to make a difference to kids in need. Update along the way with videos, km travelled and fun facts. Fundraisers who tell their story raise up to 74% more than those who don’t!
Target and Incentives
Incentives are a great way to engage and encourage supporters to donate to hit certain targets. Be as creative as you want! E.g. for every $218 I raise for a bike for a child in need, I'll ride an extra 10km, when I reach $1000 I'll paint hearts on my helmet! The possibilities are limitless!
Life gets busy and social feeds fill up. Don't be afraid to ask again or reach out to anyone that may have missed you the first time around. More often than not, people have just forgotten, it's not that they don't want to support you, keep reminding them about the incredible impact they'll be making by helping out.
Total Funds Raised
Here's a Few Ideas to Get You Started
Get active while working from home, make the most of your new commute to work or get moving in your local park and start a cycling challenge. Share with your friends and test their endurance against your own!
Why not get your work collegues in on the challenge? Set up a team to pool your fundraising for a feel-good June. The more the merrier! You can even ask your business to sponsor you or match donations!