PEDAL power helped to get a Morpeth shopping centre’s 2013 fund-raising push off to a good start.
Shoppers, staff and gym members at Sanderson Arcade collectively covered an impressive 600 miles in a New Year-New You spin-a-thon challenge.
The event took place over six hours, with cyclists taking it in turns to jump into the hot seat on five spinning bikes to pedal the distance between Morpeth and the Olympic Park in London – and back again.
Organised by the Arcade staff and women’s-only gym Energie, the event raised £130 for the Sick Children’s Trust – the shopping centre’s chosen charity for 2013 – and it also kick-started the club’s new year fitness campaign.
Centre Manager Medi Parry, who was among the staff taking part, said: “It was tough but great fun and we are delighted to have covered the required number of miles in the allotted timescale. I’d like to say a big thank-you to everyone who participated – they all really pulled together and it’s definitely something we’ll do again.”
The Arcade’s cleaning team and its Beadles did a few stints, as did managers and workers from Jo Jo Maman Bebe, Waterstones, Marks & Spencer, The Wellness Centre and Central Bean.