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This year's goal is $200,000 and so far we've raised $ 88‚611 $88‚611

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Interested in taking part in this year's ride
or becoming one of our much valued supporters?

Each year, an inspiring group of cyclists and their support crew ride the east coast of Australia to help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. All proceeds raised go towards research and equipment for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The ride was established by Gary Richardson and Trevelyan Bale back in 2005: two friends looking for a way to give back to the hospitals that had helped their own sick children.

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Since 2006 we've raised

Now let's go beyond

2019 and on!

2019 and on!

$2,000,000 and beyond

2018 ride

$200,000 goal

$88‚611 so far

2018 ride


2017 ride

$105,000 raised

to buy paediatric medical equipment and fund childhood blood cancer research

2017 ride


2016 ride

$170,000 raised

to buy neonatal equipment and to help fund childhood cancer research

2016 ride


2015 ride

$180,000 raised

to fund vital research into childhood cancer and neonatal equipment

2015 ride


2014 ride

$275,000 raised

to fund childhood cancer research and paediatric medical equipment

2014 ride


2013 ride

$202,000 raised

to help buy life-saving paediatric equipment

2013 ride


2012 ride

$125,000 raised

to buy an emergency trolley and other vital equipment

2012 ride


2011 ride

$120,000 raised

to buy essential life-saving neonatal care equipment

2011 ride


2010 ride

$125,000 raised

to help fund research into childhood cancers

2010 ride


2009 ride

$160,000 raised

for cystic fibrosis research at Sydney Children's Hospital

2009 ride


2008 ride

$45,000 raised

to fund crucial research into childhood leukaemias

2008 ride


2006 ride

$100,000 raised

for medical research to help critically-ill children

2006 ride


2018 Team

2018 Ride: Queensland

Monday October 15th
Brisbane to Gold Coast

Tuesday October 16th
Gold Coast to Lismore

Wednesday October 17th
Lismore to Killarney

Thursday October 18th
Killarney to Toowoomba

Friday October 19th
Toowoomba to Nambour

Saturday October 20th
Nambour to Brisbane


Corey Oates

Corey Oates
Rugby League Footballer

It is an honour to help support the very worthwhile 1200kms for Kids charity bike ride. I can't wait to join all of the other dedicated cyclists on the ride.

I followed the journey of a very special girl who sadly lost her 10 year battle with cancer, it is an honour to be able to play a small role in helping sick kids just like Tayla, raising much needed funds for medical equipment and continuing vital research. It's pedal to the metal for me and the 1200kms for Kids team.

Bernie Ripoll, MP

Bernie Ripoll, MP
Former Member for Oxley

It's a great honour and privilege to help support 1200kms for Kids as a great fundraising event and support the people who care about the quality of life for young children.

The massive undertaking of pedalling a bike over such a long distance is a small reminder of the pain and effort that other people endure to overcome illness. What brings it all together are the friendships, sweat and tears that enables ordinary people to overcome their own limitations to raise funds and awareness that there is always more we can do for children overcoming serious illness.

Lisa Ho

Lisa Ho
Fashion Designer

It is my absolute pleasure to support the 1200kms for Kids charity ride.

It is heart warming to see so many great people getting behind the ride and participating in such a worthwhile cause that affects us all. All the best to the riders.

Corey Payne

Corey Payne
Former Rugby League Footballer

In 2009, I accepted the invitation to do the ride. The event has seen over a 120 cyclists do the journey, in excess of half a million dollars raised and many, many people helped along the way.

Not to mention the much needed hospital equipment that has been gifted to hospitals by the fundraising efforts of the 1200kms gang. I have fond memories of the ride, made some great friends along the way and most importantly an appreciation of all the hard work that goes into making this event a reality. Its is well worth supporting and if you want to challenge yourself and help some people in real need - do the ride.

Greg "Marto" Martin

Greg "Marto" Martin
Triple M Radio

Time spent in hospital is hard, but it must be even harder for seriously ill children and their families.

That's why I'm honoured to support the dedicated cyclists and crew of the 1200kms for Kids. These guys and girls are pedalling for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and the Children's Hospital Foundation! Their incredible efforts raise vital funds for ground breaking research and medical equipment, to make a significant difference and improve the lives of patients and their families every day. Helping sick kids is an awesome cause so follow the riders and donate.

2018 Major Supporters

2018 Partners

News & Events

23 August, 2018

BOQ employee Darryl Dixon to cycle 1200km for children in hospital

Cyclist and Bank of Queensland Capalaba employee, Darryl Dixon will cycle 1200km in October to raise money for the Children's Hospital and the Humpty Dumpty foundations.

5 June, 2018

Cyclist clocks up 4800km to raise money for sick kids

Ipswich businessman Steve Rainbow has cycled 3600km to raise money for sick kids and now he's back to clock up another 1200.

9 March, 2017

Our cyclists feel great in lycra

Since 2006, the 1200kms for Kids bike ride has raised $1.4 million to fund life-saving research and vital equipment for sick kids.

21 October, 2016

Making a difference to young lives

1200kms for Kids presents a $3600 donation to Muswellbrook District Hospital.

19 October, 2016

10 years of giving back to hospitals helping sick children

To 1200kms for Kids team mark 10 years by riding an extra 130 kilometres.

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This year's goal is $200,000 and so far we've raised $ 88‚611 $88‚611