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Get fit & give back

Knights In White Lycra is a Japan-based fundraising group of people of all ages and backgrounds, who through various sporting events, give marginalized children living in care, better prospects of a successful outcome in adult life.

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Get fit and give back

Knights In White Lycra is a fundraising group based in Japan, who through various sporting events, give marginalized children living in care, better prospects of a successful outcome in adult life.

Events for Everyone

If you are motivated by getting fit & giving back, we have virtual and in-person events for all ages and abilities

YouMeWe

Our chosen charity

YouMeWe educates care home children, giving them employable skills for adult life, and offering support programs to allow a child to become a productive and independent young adult in their communities.

They develop language skills, financial literacy, and programming and coding ability. Help is also given with career counselling and higher education options as well as post-care support. Attained skills, improved communication, and a clear career path give the kids confidence and a dream of a brighter future. The kids also give back themselves by educating the elderly in their communities in the use of modern day devices. A complete cycle of giving back!

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Knights in white lycra 2019 500km cycle ride

Knights In White Lycra Facts

¥87.7

million

Since 2013, KIWL has raised over ¥87.7 million (approx US$797,000) to help disadvantaged children.

8+

years

KIWL has been fundraising for over 8 years.

84

sponsors

To date, we have had 84 corporate sponsors support our cause.

20

countries

Our participants represent 20 nationalities.

1000+

participants

Collectively our events have had over 1,000 participants.

What our participants say

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Besides cycling, I also enjoyed KIWL's annual Futsal tournament. It is great knowing donations are making a difference for kids with cerebral palsy who want to play football! Every team had at least one female player and one with CP. The  tournament was organized beautifully. Players followed the “10 rules of chivalry”, as we know KIWL always does! The competition was fierce but we were lucky enough to emerge winners.

Aleks Pavlovic
Futsal Tournament Participant
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Joining KIWL has been a life-changing experience. I've made lifelong friends and seen Japan from a totally new perspective, all while helping out an amazing charity. You don't need to be a professional cyclist (or have even ridden a bike, in my case!) to join this amazing community. If you have the desire to get fit and give back, KIWL is the group for you.

Miho Sainoki
500km Cycle Ride Participant
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As far as charity golf days are concerned the KIWL event was up there with the best! A beautiful autumn day, fantastic course, lovely company (who tolerated my awful golf!), and some simply fantastic prizes! Despite my unacceptable score, I had a superb day with golfers of all abilities and above all, the funds raised will be a great benefit to the kids in care we supported. Massive thank you to KIWL golf day organizer, Billy Ramsay, cannot wait for the next one!

Anonymous
Golf Day Participant
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I have participated in the Go Go Run since 2019. I got to know about it through an amazing friend of mine, and organizer Roger Berman. He is a genuine caring person and so is the event. The event is welcoming, heartwarming, fun, and real. Highlight of the event is meeting and greeting at the children’s home (before COVID) where you can have fun with the kids. Do what you love (this time running/walking) and can help others at the same time are such an amazing thing no matter how big or small.

Yumiko Kato
Go-Go Run Participant
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2019年から参加しています。友人でありGoGoランの創立者でもあるロジャーを通じてこのイベントを知りました。ロジャーは本当に他人への思いやりに溢れていてイベントも人柄がよく出ています。参加者誰もが心地よく、暖かい気持ちになり、そして楽しいイベントです。ハイライトはランの最後に子供たちの施設へお邪魔して子供達と遊んだり様子を少しだけ知ることができること(コロナ前)。自分の好きなこと(今回はランやウォーキング)を通じてしかも誰かのためにもなる。こんな素晴らしいことはないと思っています。

Kato Yumiko
GoGoランの参加者
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