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RIDE Holidays

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Our Goal – Let's get kids from Porirua East School riding bikes!

July is Tour de France month. One of the world’s greatest sporting events. Incredible athletes cycling the best roads on the planet. The scenery is spectacular. Each stage attracts hundreds of thousands of supporters from all over the world. Creating an atmosphere that can’t be rivalled by any other sport. All because of the common bicycle!

Our job at Ride Holidays is encourage more kids to ride bikes. To do that – they need to have that opportunity.

Every year we gift brand new bikes to 10 low decile New Zealand schools. Each school costs us about $14,000.00. The next school we will be climbing for is Porirua East School in Wellington. All bikes stay at the school and are used at lunchtime and also introduced into the P.E program.

For the month of July – TDF month - We are looking for cyclists to ride 5,000 vertical meters over 3 consecutive days. Quite the challenge but all for a good cause. You would be joining hundreds of like-minded cyclists who have already helped us buy well over 1000 bikes.

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.

Thank you – Karl from Ride Holidays


Click on a rider to pledge your support

Ian Coventry

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Julie Bedggood

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Glen Cornelius

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Frank Cruickshank

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David Ferrar

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Chris Te'o

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Jamie Mackay

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Maureen Lyell

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Eric Shaw

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Debbie & Steve Nichols

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Karl Woolcott

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Amount raised so far: $13,165 (Goal is $14,000)

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 (01-31 July). 

We reach our goal of raising $14,000.00 which allows us to support a school and have kids riding bikes.


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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