Climbing For Charity
RIDE Holidays

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Our Goal – Let's get kids riding bikes!

Ride Holidays is looking for cyclists to join us on our ‘climbing for charity’ challenge.

You would be joining hundreds of like-minded cyclists who have already helped buy brand new bikes for well over 35 schools. All bikes stay at the school and are used at lunchtime and also introduced into the P.E program.

Getting kids engaged in physical outdoor activities is important. The health and well-being benefits are huge, especially for young kids who don’t necessarily have the same opportunities as you or I did when we were at school.

We are looking for cyclists to ride 5,000 vertical meters over 3 consecutive days. Quite the challenge but all for a good cause. There’s a 3-week window for you to complete this challenge.

This particular fundraiser is special. We are targeting 2 schools. Wilford School in Petone and Te Kura Whakapūmau in Christchurch. Both schools are desperate to roll out the RH bike program. Their kids want to ride bikes. Most of them can’t afford to do so. Many have never ridden bikes before. We want to fix that. Our goal for this project is to raise $15,000.00. Please help us. Thank you.


Click on a rider to pledge your support

Richard Thorpe

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Kathryn Ward

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Roger Hopkins

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Emma Lambie

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Kiri Barfoot

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John McKie

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Mike Pryde

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Robyn Marchant

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Karl Woolcott

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Amount raised so far: $19,606

All funds raised are collected by the Te Awakairangi Access Trust who are the official partner of Ride Holidays. Taka Trust are a registered charity (number CC52630). All donations, pledges are paid to the Taka Trust Givealittle page. Thank you.   

How it works

Cyclists sign up as a rider. Each cyclist is given a profile to promote and collect sponsors.

Sponsors pledge their support. All donations (from within NZ) are tax deductible.

All you need to do is climb 5000vm over three consecutive days between 22 March and 14 April.


Sponsors, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay your sponsored amount. You can choose to pay before or after your sponsored team has achieved their goal. Payment will be made via our Charity's Givealittle page. Donations over $5 are eligible for a NZ charitable giving tax receipt. Taka Trust (Ride Holidays official charity partner) is a registered charity number CC52630. Any questions, please contact us.

We are always looking for new groups to take up the challenge.
You can even pick the school. The more kids on bikes, the better.
All enquiries to or 0212724522

About Ride Holidays

Karl Woolcott, Dean Mills and Chris Wood have been successfully organising cycling holidays since 2005 and have helped thousands of lycra-clad Kiwis and Australians cycle all around the world. Ride Holidays' tours are designed with the perfect mix of cycling, eating at fantastic restaurants and cafes as well as exploring the very best of what the location has to offer.

We recognise that not everyone is lucky enough to ride bikes and travel the world. We would love it if you could pledge your support.

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