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Marathon cycle ride (sort of) for LOROS


lot of peddle power going on …and all in a good cause.

LOROS supporter Linda Scott was joined by her niece on Wednesday 29th May …the first day of a three-day fundraising effort in the foyer of Enderby Leisure Centre. Linda is a personal trainer at the Leisure Centre.

Visitors were invited to give generously to the charity by purchasing cakes from the cake stall or supporting the ‘cycle ride’ which, at the time of our picture, had exceeded 100 kilometers. The total for that first day eventually proved to be a staggering 180 kilometres!

Linda’s ‘static ride’ on a cycle machine represents the 333 mile distance between Paris and London and is due to take three days to complete.

Linda’s brother is due to take the Sunflower Challenge in July, taking four days to complete the ride.

The Sunflower Challenge requires those participating to be able to raise £1,400 and Linda’s effort is designed to help her brother get to that figure.

Linda told Enderby EYE website:

“I’m aiming to raise around £500 or £600 over the three days. I’m well on target and I’ve actually been raising money since February.”

Linda went on to say that she needs to do 178 kilometres (about 111 miles) on the cycle machine each day. In fact, on her first day she achieved 185 kilometres, keeping her just ahead of her target.

Meeting this target means cycling for around seven and a half hours each of the three days, breaking off only for bathroom breaks and change of clothing.

To replenish the ‘spent energy’, she is also trying to eat whilst riding. Linda says she burned off 6,500 calories on the first day!

Also on the first day, Linda’s niece Elisse was on hand to help sell a large number of cup cakes baked by a friend. Sale of the cakes should help to raise an additional £100.


» Read about The Sunflower Challenge

Zumbathon participants

Zumbathon marathon will help hospice

A Zumbathon is being held at Enderby Leisure Centre to aid the Loros hospice.

Participants will attempt three hours of the Latin dance fitness craze at the Centre from 10am on Saturday, October 2.

The event is open to anyone over the age of 11 and the entry costs just £2.50., plus of course your own stamina!

Cake stalls and a raffle will also be on offer on the day.

Lanette Maxwell, a fitness motivator at the centre, said:

“A previous colleague and the husband of our current fitness manager died of cancer last Christmas.

“He spent his last week in Loros and it helped his wife and family, so it’s a charity close to our heart.”

Zumbathon participants
Participants in a past 'Zumbathon' at Enderby Leisure Centre

Fundraising event for LOROS raises £2000

The late Terry Wootton with wife Karen

On Saturday 16th April the cycling arena at Everyone Active at Enderby Leisure Centre was renamed the Terry Wootton Cycle Arena in memory of a local man.

Karen Wootton, Terry’s wife and also the fitness manager at Everyone Active at Enderby Leisure Centre, was on hand to unveil the plaque.

This coincided with a fundraising event where members paid to participate in special classes in the morning, a cake sale was held in the reception area and a local company called Pink Confetti were selling handbags, shoes and accessories with 15% of the proceeds going to the nominated charity, LOROS Hospice.

In the afternoon Terry’s bikes were auctioned off, raising a phenomenal £800.

With the contributions from members and staff (who donated their pay for the day), proceeds from Pink Confetti and the cake sale a massive £2000 was raised on the day for LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice in Leicester.

[Contributor: Claire James]