Tim's cycle challenge

13 year old Tim Kowalewski is the official Heart Kids Ambassador for this year’s Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. His family has been taking part in the event for 13 years and 2017 marks Tim’s seventh year of competing.


Up until 2016 Tim competed in the 5km circuit, but with training and determination he conquered the 40km course last year and intends to better his time this year. He then has the 80km race firmly in his sites. A self confessed ‘speed freak’ this courageous heart kid is most excited about tackling Hatepe Hill and beating his older sisters time.


For 15 years the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has been supporting Heart Kids around New Zealand.  This year the goal is to raise $50,000. Tim will be joined by dozens of other heart kids and their families at this year’s challenge which is being held on November 25th. If you would like to be a Heart Kids hero and ride for a great cause please visit: www.cycleforheartkids.co.nz.