A ‘chain’ gang made up of of Halton Borough Council Community Day Service users, staff and friends cycled the distance of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk across England, to raise funds for a sensory garden.

The energetic pedallers combined their efforts using three stationary spinning bikes at Kingsway Leisure Centre and aimed to ride 192 miles in a day. Cyclists were spinning from 9am until 5.30pm and smashed the target reaching 233 miles – 41 miles over target and raising £800.

Organiser Phill Burrows, said: “The day was a huge success with 24 cyclists really spinning for their lives.

“There was great camaraderie between everyone and a great atmosphere. Customers using Kingsway were dropping money into buckets and cheering people on. The spinning music was provided by Lynn Hillyer, our DJ, which gave everyone that extra motivation to do that extra mile.

“I would like to thank Asda Community for providing dried and fresh fruit and water to keep everyone’s energy up and keep hydrated, and also a big thanks to the staff at Kingsway for allowing us to use their venue and bikes. And a big thank you to all cyclists who took part and to all who pledged money.”

The cash will go towards developing a sensory garden at the Independent Living centre (ILC), Collier Street, Runcorn for people with profound and multiple disabilities to enjoy.

There’s a short video of the event https://youtu.be/nwDYCyl7YDo Or on YouTube type “Halton Day Services Bikeathon 2018”