Lutterworth Sports Centre spins into spring to raise money for charity

A local sports centre was home to the Big Indoor Bike Ride fundraising event for the fourth year running.

Everyone Active, who manages Lutterworth Sports Centre in partnership with Harborough District Council hosted the ‘Spin into Spring’ cycling event last month. The fun-filled fundraiser, organised by Lutterworth Rotary Club, managed to raise an impressive £2,000 for Macmillan, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and other Rotary supported charities.

The club teamed up with spinning instructor Richard Stannard who hosted six one hour spinning sessions, all with full musical accompaniment. The workouts gave cyclists a ‘virtual trip’ around some of the world’s most famous cycle rides like Tour de France and the UK’s Cat and Fiddle route.

There was a great atmosphere in the sports centre throughout the afternoon, with riders of all abilities filling more than 100 one-hour cycle time slots. Free refreshments were available for the cyclists and there was a physio on hand to help with flagging legs.

Lewis Humphrey, General Manger at the centre said, ‘Not only was the event an enjoyable way for people to get active, but we also managed to raise £2,000 for charity which will make a big difference. We hope to see many returning faces at next year’s event.’

Cyclists, family and friends also took part in a raffle and contributed towards the cake stall in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the selected charities.

President of Lutterworth Rotary Club, Sally Hollis, said: “The indoor bike ride has once again been a great event to be involved in. Not only does it raise a lot of money for some vital causes, but it also encourages people to keep fit and acts as another way in which the community can come together and have some fun.’

The next Rotary Club cycle event will be Lutterworth Big Bike Ride held in August.