£36,000 spinning room opens at Clitheroe gym

Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Michael Ranson and  Mayoress Mrs Janette Ranson are pictured centre, with Clitheroe Town Mayor Coun. Val Cooper and Coun. Kevin Horkin, left. (s)
Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Michael Ranson and Mayoress Mrs Janette Ranson are pictured centre, with Clitheroe Town Mayor Coun. Val Cooper and Coun. Kevin Horkin, left. (s)
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Roefield Leisure Centre has added a purpose-built spinning room to its host of facilities.

The cost of the new project was £36,000 showing Roefield’s commitment to providing first class facilities for the community.

It was opened by Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Michael Ranson and the Mayoress, his wife Mrs Janette Ranson alongside Clitheroe Town Mayor Coun. Val Cooper.

An office and part of the junior gym have been converted into a state-of-the-art spinning room.

A total of 21 brand new Star Track NXT black belt cycles have been installed – the first in the UK. They are all computerised displaying revolutions per minute, distances and can be linked up to a heart rate monitor to keep the individual informed of their performance. Individuals are now able to challenge themselves more and one addition has been the introduction of team challenges which has added fun and variety to the classes.

A sound system has been installed along with a disco lighting system to give a unique atmosphere, and it is also fully air conditioned. So far the facility has been hugely popular amongst members and the numerous school groups who visit the centre.

Roefield manager David Potts said: “I would personally like to thank the borough council, town council and also Coun. Kevin Horkin, without their help we would not have been able to bring this ‘city style’ indoor facility to the Ribble Valley.”

The new facility has been part funded by the Ribble Valley Borough Council and the Mayor of Clitheroe’s Welfare Fund.

Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Michael Ranson and the Mayoress, his wife Mrs Janette Ranson, are pictured in the centre, with Clitheroe Town Mayor Coun. Val Cooper and Coun. Kevin Horkin to the left. (s)