Monday, November 2, 2015

Our bikes have arrived - yippee!

Our bikes finally arrived today thanks to Variety - The Chidlren's Charitable Trust, Bikes International and Stellar International.   I asked the kids to share their experience when first seeing the bikes with our followers and here are their reactions:

Lee - It was the first time the tri squad had ever seen the new bikes, all the bikes were blue. We also go a few things like, two t-shirts, a helmet, a cap, a wristband also a book. We all thought that it was pretty cool and that we were really lucky. We had to put our tees on, our cap and our helmet to take a photo. We grabbed our bikes and left to the reserve. They were a bit big on us, We changed the gears and things like that, it made it so much easier, the team had to make a movie to say thank you, can’t wait to go down to Napier.
Quinlan - Yesss!  We have finally received our new bikes. I am so happy that they have come. Straight away when we got our bikes we had to run outside and look at them we all really wanted to just hop on and start riding.  About 20 minutes later it was time for us to take some photos. Our whole Triathlon team were so excited to see them. The bad thing about the bikes is that some were too big because we just grabbed any bike and didn’t look at the sizes. I couldn’t even hop onto the bike, I was very disappointed.

Later on, I learnt how to hop onto the bike, we eventually got to ride them. We rode our bikes around the Point England Reserve. After we biked around for a little bit, we took some more photos, and also some videos.  They helped us get these awesome, cool, blue bikes. They all gave us a bike each.

Our Triathlon team is very happy and excited to start riding and practising to get ready for the day we are racing. We would like to thank, Merida or Bikes International, Stellar International, Variety and my mum.

Khaia:  HOORAY we finally got our bikes for the tri-squad. We went on our first ride down on the reserve and the first time I had hoped on to the bike I instantly knew I couldn’t reach it. Miss Tito told me to hop onto the bar then onto the seat, so I did and it worked and I was on my way to the reserve.

We got to the reserve and Miss Tito said to go ride around the field to see what it feels like. I actually found it difficult because the pedals were very flimsy. Then she said to go into second gear which made it much easier to ride. I was off and Miss Tito called us back to say thank you to all our sponsors starting with Variety shouting thanks Variety. Next we thanked Bikes International for the Merida bikes, then Stella International and Quinlan's mum.

Then we all got the chance to ride up to Ms Tito saying things that we are looking forward to. It was my turn and as I rode up Collin decided to crash into me right when I said “Napier here we come”. Everything was fine nothing broken but  I was angry with Collin and when I got up Collin kept repeating “I’m sorry”. We rode our bikes back to school and didn’t speak of it.

I am grateful to be apart of the Tri-squad and I would like to thank everyone who is supporting us and sponsoring us.


Iisa -  On Thursday we were called to the Breeze. Inside waiting for us were 8 blue bikes, leaning on each other. We were all happy and surprised, and wanted to ride them straight away. First we grabbed a helmet and gear bag each. We went into the hall for photos to be taken, and then went outside to cycle at once. We did, and it was fun. 

After cycling around 200m, we starting filming a small thank-you video to all the companies that had sponsored us. Now we can practice cycling on the roads. Yay!  

Stevenson - "WOW!" I whispered in amazement. Our Merida bikes from Bikes International have arrived and they look absolutely awesome.  We tried riding our bikes around the reserve but I was to short to get on so Ms Tito helped me.

Not only that, we also received some goody bags. When I opened my goody bag I pulled out 2 printed t-shirts, notebook, rain poncho, wrist strap and hat. It felt like my birthday! Thanks to Variety, Stellar International, Bikes International and our other sponsors for the gifts.