Think pink and get on yer bike!

Pedal power: Gym goers at FX Leisure taking part in a 24 hour spin-a-thon as part of a Think Pink breast cancer 'awareness day
Pedal power: Gym goers at FX Leisure taking part in a 24 hour spin-a-thon as part of a Think Pink breast cancer 'awareness day
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Fitness fans got in gear and in the pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Staff and members at two Fylde coast health and fitness clubs got on their bikes and held fund-raising spinathons – using pedal power to help them ride their way to helping charity.

At FX Leisure, in Poulton, gym-goers were in the saddle for 24 hours, while in Wrea Green, Ribby Hall Sport and Leisure’s sports clothing and equipment store, ACTIVATE, hosted two spin bikes in the front window for the whole day.

People took it in turns at Ribby Hall to hop on the bikes in shifts and keep riding for 11 hours, with many dressing in pink.

Rhian Chislett, who arranged the Ribby Hall event, said: “It was a really good day, we had people spinning on both the bikes for the full 11 hours – a few of the ACTIVATE staff did a short stint, too, it was nice for us to have a go and donate.”

So far the event has raised £242 for Breast Cancer Campaign, and money is still being donated.

And the spin bikes at FX Leisure, Poulton, were kept going from 6.30am to 6.30pm, by instructors, trainers and members – many wearing pink costumes.

The gym, on Poulton Industrial Estate, sold off raffle tickets – with prizes including personal training sessions – and spinners called for sponsorship to raise hundreds of pounds for breast cancer awareness for the Wear It Pink campaign day.

And Fleetwood Town FC player Matty Blair joined in, visiting the gym to do a stint on the spin bikes and support members. The gym has so far raised £700.

Manager at FX, Emma Reeves, said: “I was inspired to fund-raise after a friend of mine was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, she’s only in her early 30s, so this was dedicated to her.

“It was a brilliant day, those bikes didn’t stop and members really got behind it, it was unbelievable.​“