Heartwarming moment Mike McRoberts surprises deserving kids with 56 new bikes

Mike McRoberts has presented 56 bikes to deserving kids with the funds raised for his chosen Dancing With The Stars NZ charity Variety - the Children's Charity. 

The Newshub Live at 6pm presenter has long been a supporter of the Bikes for Kids programme, and this year raised over $40,000 for the cause by dusting off his dancing shoes.

On Tuesday, McRoberts visited Bairds Mainfreight School in Auckland to be a part of the heartwarming moment the students received new bikes and helmets. 

"I grew up in a similar environment to these kids - my family didn't have a lot of money, but I still managed to get a bike. I just know what that means as a kid," McRoberts said. 

"[It's] the opportunity for these children to have a bike, and to have that active, sporting sensation of riding around on a bike, the independence that comes with it, the sense of confidence." 

"[It's] a reward, often, for what they've done within this community and within this school." 

The Bikes for Kids programme benefits children from low-decile schools who have been nominated by people like teachers or social workers. 

"It's just fantastic - you see the look on their faces when they get their bike and put their helmets on and they're ready to go - what a great start for them." 

Variety's Bikes for Kids programme will see a further 110 bikes presented to kids across the country in the coming months.