Cycling fundraiser enables Life Centre to buy new pool table

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People in Market Weighton entered the spirit of the recent Grand Depart cycling event in Yorkshire to help a community facility in the town.

The Life Centre, on High Street, Market Weighton, teamed up with the Asda store, also on the High Street, and Minster Cycles bike shop in Beverley to hold a cycling event inside Asda. The fundraiser was in aid of The Life Centre - a facility run by Living Springs Ministries.

For the event, Minster Cycles lent Asda a lightweight racing bike, along with a speedometer and a turbo trainer, which converts a bike into a stationary trainer.

Staff from Asda and The Life Centre put on their shorts and Lycra and used their pedal power to raise funds.

The event was initially scheduled to take place over two days but proved so popular that organisers decided to extend it to a full week.

David Whitehead, community development officer at The Life Centre, said: “As shoppers came in they were most impressed with the effort shown by young people and adults alike and everyone had lots of fun.”
In total, a distance of more than 119 miles was achieved and £272 was raised to enable The Life Centre to buy a new pool table for the young people of Market Weighton.

Peter Redford, community life champion at Asda in Market Weighton, said: “It has been the most successful fundraising initiative ever from Asda’s perspective.”