Ordinary people doing the extraordinary

1000Ks 4 Kids is the culmination of year-round training and fundraising by dedicated and hardworking cyclists and support crew. In 2018, 40 riders and 25 support crew hit the road from Queensland back to Newcastle, raising over $450,000. This amazing team helped to spread laughter and raise awareness about our innovative programs and services to school children and local communities along the way. This ride is suited for cycling enthusiasts who want to challenge themselves and ride to support an amazing cause.


Well here’s what you’re going to need:

  • Road bike, cleats, helmet and the willingness to take on the challenge
  • Be available from Thursday 5 September 2019 to Sunday 15 September 2019
  • The motivation to raise at least $4,000 for an amazing cause!

Reckon you’ve got what it takes?



1000Ks 4 Kids was born in 2011. The first event had  19 participants who rode 400kms over 7 days and raised $114,000. Fast forward nine years and close to 8,000kms has been pedalled with a whopping $2.75 million raised for Camp Quality.

Peddled over 8,000kms

Raised $2.75 million

8 Year History

Meet Michael Philips aka The Fairy King, On Road Course Manager

“This event was created in 2011 with a plan for it to be a one off. Here we are in preparation to run the 9th edition in September 2019. The 1000ks4kids is a challenge event with something for everyone. The event is about a group of people from all backgrounds and all ages coming together as a team to raise money for children and their families impacted by cancer.

The 1000ks4kids is not an event for the elite. It for the average person to do something extraordinary. The event is designed so that anyone can buy a bike and build their skills and fitness to complete the event. “The only regret you have is not coming on board and joining a family you will cherish for the rest of your life.”

The Route

TRAVEL DAY: Thursday 5 September 2019

RIDE DATES: Friday 6 September to Sunday 15 September 2019

LOCATION: Goldcoast in Queensland – Newcastle in New South Wales

ROUTE: Exact route will be advised soon