The Kings Premier Heath Club Spinmarathon this year benefitted The Guernsey Specials Gymnastics Club and The Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation to the sum of just over £4,000, the most the event has raised over three years.
Fifty participants took part in a gruelling four hours of spinning classes, cycling on static bikes in the gym. In total they would have each cycled over 100 miles and burnt more than 2,200 calories.
In previous years the Spinmarathon has been held in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust and the Special Needs Judo Club.
Lisa Stephen works for Fund Corporation who along with their associated firm Trust Corporation are The Guernsey Specials Gymnastics Club main sponsors. She said:
“King’s members were given the opportunity to nominate the charities this year and I already take part in the spinning classes and suggested that this event be held in aid of a charity I’ve already got some involvement in.
“I have some idea about the work that The Guernsey Specials Gymnastics Club do and know that they are very much deserving of all the help they can get.”
Gymnasts and helpers from The Guernsey Specials Gymnastics Club and volunteers from The Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation were on hand to give out water bottles and general support to the cyclists on the day.
Mark Pemberton, manager at Kings said: “We began the Spinmarathon in 2011 and this is the third and most successful event we’ve put on.”
“The majority of riders completed the full four hours and everyone was in good spirits raising money for a good cause. The total raised included the entry fee, sponsorship, as well as a cake sale held over the weekend. It was a tremendous effort from everyone who took part.”