Thirty volunteers cycled the distance between UK and Iceland on static indoor bikes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Fitness instructors Russell Briant, Shani Reid, Frankie Tiago and Steven Hurst following the bike challenge Fitness instructors Russell Briant, Shani Reid, Frankie Tiago and Steven Hurst following the bike challenge

A group of thirty volunteers have cycled hundreds of miles on indoor bikes to raise money for a leading social care provider.  

The sponsored cycling challenge held on March 5 was organised by volunteers of Vibrance, a charity founded in Redbridge 25 years ago.

Each volunteer pedalled 50 miles to the sound of music during the intense challenge at Stock Brook Country Club in Brentwood.

In total, volunteers collectively cycled 1,200 miles, the equivalent distance from London to Reykjavik.  

Vibrance provides day services, registered care and community outreach services to 11 local authorities including Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Epping.  

Fundraising manager Shani Reid is also a qualified fitness instructor.

She said: "It was a great night, the atmosphere was electric.

"There was no empty bike seat as we were fully booked and everyone gave it 110 per cent. Great job to everyone who took part. Between us we burnt 36,000 calories during the evening."

A total of £500 was raised on the evening.  

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