Tour de Kids
Riding for a cause
Now in its 17th year, Tour de Kids is the original multi-day cycling event. The event offers not only spectacular riding for cycling fans but the opportunity to contribute to helping thousands of seriously ill children by fundraising for Starlight Children's Foundation.
From its humble beginnings as the first ever charity bike ride in Australia, Tour de Kids has grown to be one of the most highly regarded charity events in the country.
Started in 2001 by a group of cycling enthusiasts keen to contribute to the community, the ride raised around $40,000 in its first year. Since that time, thanks to the immense generosity of riders, supporters and corporate sponsors, the event has raised over $7 million.
The challenging 1000km, week-long event is staged in different states each year. Dedicated riders return year on year, drawn to the strong team spirit and passion for helping sick kids. As any participant will attest, a sense of humour is also vital. And as Starlight is all about fun and laughter for sick kids, the Partnership shares much common ground!
Anyone who has completed a ride will have lasting memories of the experience. The camaraderie, the laughter, knowing you're helping a great cause like Starlight and a real sense of accomplishment at the end of the ride.David Cobcroft, TdK Chairman
Keen to end on a high note, 2017 will be the final Tour de Kids. The farewell event will be a spectacular ride through the NSW Snowy Mountains and will again bring together teams of passionate and committed supporters for one last time.
Starlight relies entirely on the support and fundraising efforts of generous individuals and corporate partners. The long-term support from the Tour de Kids community has helped many thousands of families right across Australia.
The event has inspired others of what's possible and Starlight is extremely proud to have been involved with this iconic event for so many years.
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