Havant women face charity bike ride challenge

From left Julie Pope, Joan Downey, Carol Sivyer, Teresa O Rourke, Ronnie Sjoberg, Diane Newnham and Hazel Parks
From left Julie Pope, Joan Downey, Carol Sivyer, Teresa O Rourke, Ronnie Sjoberg, Diane Newnham and Hazel Parks
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Women will be getting on their bikes to raise money for charity as part of National Fitness Day.

Members of the women’s gym Energie Fitness, in North Street, Havant will take part in a continual cycle ride, on Wednesday.

The women at the gym will take it in turns to ride one of the centre’s exercise bikes for 20-minute periods throughout the day.

The group aims to raise as much money as possible for the support group Smile.

Smile provides full-time and part-time support to families with disabled children and young adults across Hampshire and West Sussex.

One of the gym’s sports therapists, Lily Sivyer, said: ‘National Fitness Day is an annual event run by UKactive with the desire to get more people involved in fitness and physical activity.

‘As a ladies-only gym concerned with the health and wellbeing of the general population, we feel it is important to help these kinds of events.

‘The aim for us is to get people involved in fitness whether it is going for a walk or having a free one-day guest pass to use our facilities.

‘Since taking on a more active lifestyle using our facilities, ladies have said they have more energy, they feel fitter, healthier and stronger.’

The ladies will embark on the challenge from 11am.

The event will run for five hours, with each cyclist placing a collection bucket on the front of their bike to raise as much money as possible.

For more information on the charity event e-mail havant@energieffw-club.com