Spin into spring with Rotary

Spin into spring with Rotary

For Lutterworth Rotary in Leicestershire, their two cycle events have become among their biggest fundraisers of the year.

For the third year running, Lutterworth Sports Centre played host to Lutterworth Rotary’s ‘Spin into Spring’ indoor cycling event.

The club teamed up again with spinning instructor Richard Stannard to run six one-hour spinning sessions giving cyclists a ‘virtual trip’ around some of the world’s more famous cycle rides, all with musical accompaniment.

The event itself was a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Rainbows and other Rotary-supported charities.

There was a great response, with entries for over 140 time slots ranging from people who had never stepped onto a static bike before to others who were used to cycling marathons and had booked to ride for all six hours.

Not only does it raise a lot of money for some good causes but it encourages people to keep fit.”

Entrants were plied with free refreshments and responded generously by supporting the raffle, cake stall and 100 square competitions.

A physio was on hand to revive flagging legs and there was a great atmosphere in the Sports Centre for the whole afternoon.

President of Lutterworth Rotary, Mark Thompson, said: “The Indoor Bike Ride has been a great event to be involved in again.

“Not only does it raise a lot of money for some good causes but it encourages people to keep fit and acts as another way in which the community can come together and have some fun.”

It is expected that around £2,500 will have been raised for the nominated charities.

The next Rotary club cycle event will be the Lutterworth Big [Outdoor] Bike Ride which this year is provisionally booked to be held on Sunday, August 18th and will be based, as usual, at Misterton Hall, just outside Lutterworth.

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