Get Fit and Give Back with the Knights in White Lycra!
Tokyo-based Knights in White Lycra is an amateur sporting group of men & women of all ages, nationalities, and abilities raising funds for disadvantaged children in Japan. If you cycle, run, walk, play golf or football, or just prefer to exercise your gray matter, we have an event for you! ''Get fit & give back'' with KIWL!
Our flagship event, the 500km cycle ride from June 14th to 17th includes 42 male & female Knights from 8 countries, of all ages and abilities. The aim is to raise funds for our two chosen charities this year, Mirai no Mori and NPO Esperanza (details below).
We also host an Imperial Palace walk/jog (see below), our first Futsal tournament on April 21, a Pub Quiz on May 23, and later in the year, a Golf Day, and an Ultra & Half Marathon (check 'Events' for information). Watch this space for exciting new events!
Watch our short 2017 video courtesy of Custom Media.
NEXT EVENT: Imperial Palace Jog/Walk - From Friday 6th to Saturday April 7th. This is a 'low-barrier' event for anyone of any age or ability. Choose to either walk or jog at your own pace around the Imperial Palace for at least one hour from 24 (slots available from 3pm on 6th to 2pm on 7th). Ideal for company teams but individuals and kids welcome too. ¥5,000 donation request for adults (¥2,000 for kids), includes a KIWL t-shirt. To enter, go to the 'Events' page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'IP24' in the subject line.
BREAKING NEWS: Rapha is designing and donating our official rider caps for 2018. Rapha is a premier brand of high quality cycle clothing, buy Rapha!
In only 5 years, KIWL has raised ¥43.5 million (US$410,000) for disadvantaged children in Japan, thanks to our sponsors, participants, & supporters. Our confirmed sponsors for 2018 are listed below, together raising ¥3.5 million towards this year's target of ¥10,000,000.