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4:00pm Friday 15th February 2013 in News
People of all ages got on their bikes and raised money for grass roots sports.
A total of 250 people cycled on exercise bikes at Route2Fitness on Hopton Industrial Estate, Devizes, as part of a 24-hour spinathon organised by Devizes charity Bag4Sport.
Considerably more people took part than at last year’s event and organisers hope it has raised more than £10,000.
Andy Trusler, director of Bag4Sport, said: “There was an amazing atmosphere and camaraderie among everyone who took part. We had more teams taking part and 11 bikes were cycled on throughout the 24 hours.”
Mr Trusler, who cycled for eight hours, said: “There were sore bums and muscles afterwards. Everybody loved it and wants to take part again next year. It also encourages people to get active and go to the gym.
“The age range of people was from 11 to over 65 and I would like to thank everybody for taking part and Route2Fitness for hosting it. It’s amazing what you can achieve.”
Paul Buckingham, who works for Canburg, cycled the longest time, 11 hours, and the team from Cross Manufacturing covered the most distance, about 879km.
Bag4Sport’s annual ball is at the Bear Hotel, Devizes, on March 9. For tickets call Bag4Sport on (01380) 728880.