A community sports business is set to host a cycling-based fundraiser in leisure centres across Wychavon District.

Rivers Fitness aims to unite people in cycling initiative 'Ride4Change', which will take place in Evesham, Droitwich Spa, and Pershore Leisure Centres, all at the same time.

In the diary for Saturday, February 24, from 8am to 7pm, the neon-themed event will see people pedal on watt bikes while raising funds for a worthy cause.



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The challenge is for every leisure centre collectively to cover 200 miles, simulating the distance to Westbourne Family Park, the day's nominated charity, and back.

Excitement will be kept high by the occasional raffle at Evesham Leisure Centre, where prizes such as a Lido Winter Pass, family swim vouchers, and a six-month Rivers membership voucher await winners.

Chair of Wychavon Leisure, James Cope, said: "My friends, family, and co-workers told me that "volunteering my opinion" doesn’t count as charitable work so I’ve decided to do something far more valuable.

"Westbourne Park Family Centre has entrusted me with the responsibility of both raising awareness of the work they do in the local community, but also raising as much money as I possibly can so that they can continue to have a significant impact in Westbourne."

Community members are encouraged to register for half-hour slots at their chosen leisure centre, with staff and customers being urged to fill up any left-over time slots.

Donations can be made via collection buckets featuring labels and QR codes at reception areas.

The Christian-based charity aids over 300+ children from a variety of backgrounds weekly, and is known for its community work, offering a welcoming environment that encourages socialising, education, and a sense of belonging.

The public can track the event's progress throughout the day on social media with the #Ride4Change.

To get involved, secure your spot at your chosen leisure centre's reception desk.

Together, let's cycle towards meaningful change.

For further information and high-resolution images, please contact marketing@wychavonleisure.co.uk or nataliea@wychavonleisure.co.uk.