Tear Fund Poverty Cycle Challenge

August 29, 2017 at 12:08 PM

With thanks to student reporter, Bella Conyngham 

It was a crisp, beautiful morning out at Ardmore Airport on Saturday, when 291 cyclists turned up to ride in the fundraising ‘Poverty Cycle’ for Tearfund New Zealand. With 10 teams entered, the Saint Kentigern College community made their mark in fighting against injustice; riding for the victims of modern-day slavery and human trafficking. Both the College Girls’ and Boys’ A Cycling teams were entered, along with other student teams representing the Service Council and Prefects. Teachers also made their mark with staff teams, and parents and coaches, too, got on their bikes to support the cause. Some of the more ‘senior’ riders wondered what they had let themselves in for once they’d encountered the steep hill on the first lap! 

A sea of people, music, face painting, prizes and coffee saw a large hype of activity. The atmosphere was buzzing, with the sweat of a hard ride and smiles around the course, making it a thoroughly enjoyable day. 

The highlight was seeing the vast amount of people getting on board to fight the unjustness that sees innocent people stripped of their dignity and freedom. It was amazing to feel the compassion that teams held for the issue, making it a more than worthwhile event. 

If you wish to continue to support the millions of vulnerable people suffering from human trafficking, the team fundraising pages are still open. Please click on the links below to show your support. 

(100% of the funds raised goes directly to the cause)

To support the Service Councils’ Teams:

To support the Prefects’ Teams:

To support the Staff team:

To support the Girls A Cycling Team:

To support the Boys A Cycling Team:

To support the Parents’ teams:

To support the Coaches’ teams:


On behalf of the teams involved, thanks heaps in advance for your support!

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