The Variety cyclists set fundraising goals to help kids like Francesca reach their dreams “walk without anybody helping me”.
Kid Cyclists start Variety the Children’s Charity Cycle Ride from Sydney to Melbourne and Hobart
It all started under the grand Red Balloon Variety Cycle Banner in Centennial Park, Sydney.
The THRILL team consisting of Mish, Konrad (host charity events bike mechanic) and our youngest team member Franz. Were up early at Centennial Park greeting the Variety kids, setting up the kids bikes, making seat height adjustments and ensuring the bells were ‘dinga-linging’.
A week prior, Thomas & Betts TB a manufacturer of excellent electrical, electronic, mechanical and utility products. Built the Variety Charity kids BMX stunt bikes at the Vibe Hotel, Rushcutters Bay. T&B teams worked effectively in the early morning sunrise completing their team building activities before a hectic conference schedule.
Under the professional supervision of bike mechanics and THRILL team development facilitators. The Thomas & Betts staff tensioned, torqued and geared up the bikes. In a united wonderful effort that resulted in the happiness of 8 children. ‘Making a positive difference for children in need’.
Konrad Lippmann, THRILL director an active cyclist and advocate for accessibility. Often found mountain biking on tracks and riding the roads around NSW explains.
“We wanted to share the gifting of 8 wonderful BMX Stunt Bikes built by Thomas and Betts, our corporate team building client for 8 Variety Kids. With great thanks to Claudia the event organiser from Variety, made it happen!
Since 1995, Thrill has built over 2,000 kids bmx stunt bikes with the assistance of socially responsible corporate teams in Australia. With 20 years of experience and with the assistance of our corporate partners we have made a positive impact to disadvantaged kids. By giving them the a vehicle to independence and huge smiles as they experience the freedom of riding their very own bike.
Some of those kids have become excellent competitive riders or just love mucking about at a local park or using sustainable transport commuting to school, university and work. We are all delighted to be able to partner and support Variety The Children’s Charity. We are wishing all the Sydney to Hobart riders young and older a safe n brilliant ride.
It certainly was a privilege to witness the kids receiving their bikes in front of an appreciative crowd of cyclists. Who all uniquely shared their journey into cycling and supporting the Variety a terrific Children’s Charity, helping kids be kids”.
Francesca – A Variety Kids Inspiring Story
Neighbours built a modified bike to assist Francesca’s independence. Warning the video below may bring a flood of emotions.
Variety came to the aid of a warm loving family and supported a daughter, Francesca in gaining more mobility. Adrian, Francesca’s dad explains the ways in which Variety helps Francesca to live more independently and fufill a “dream of a lifetime”.
Background to Thrill Build a Bike Factory for a Children’s Charity
We are passionate about cycling! Touring around the world we saw American Corporations building bikes for Charities. An original community minded team building idea resulting in supporting local children communities in need. We wanted to emulate such a fantastic thrill for disadvantaged kids in Australia. Identifying local children’s charities in most need of bikes for independence and sustainable transport and to get more kids cycling more often. As well as uniting businesses and corporate teams with local Children’s Charities.
Thrill facilitators and bike mechanics ensure the kids bikes are built to an excellent standard.
The bikes are triple Quality Controlled, re-checked, adjusted & donated to children’s charities appropriately.
FOXTEL’s Engineering corporate team report card on Thrill Building Kids Bikes
“The Thrill team building process is exceptional!
The bikes excellent quality, durable and reliable.
We learnt a great deal from building 20 Children’s bikes with
80 Foxtel engineers and support staff all enjoying a brilliant
time and meeting the kids – sensational”.
The Process of Teams Building Bikes for Kids
We start with games and bike activities are incorporated to make the team building exercise engaging and fun! Supported with backing music tracks, lifting the spirits of teams.
Delegates or staff and guests receive resources. Tools, professional bike stands and parts to build excellent quality, safe to ride children’s bicycles.
Thrill facilitators and bicycle mechanics demonstrate and assist in the bike building skills: Wheel fitting & alignment, Cable positioning & Adjusting, Bolt torqueing, Chain & Cable tensioning, Seat height sizing… with lots of laughter and bell dinging!!
Call or email us at Thrill in Sydney to align your corporate goals with worthwhile, intelligent team building activities.
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