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Charity raises money on 1,200 mile bike ride


Charity raises money on 1,200 mile bike ride

Photo from left to right: Fitness instructor Russell Briant, Shani Reid, Frankie Tiago and Steven Hurst following the bike challenge.

Thirty volunteers geared up for a sponsored cycling challenge in Billericay to raise money for local charity Vibrance.

Hosted by Stock Brook Country Club, fitness enthusiasts pedalled away to the rhythm of power music that covered a combined distance of 1,200 miles - the distance between the UK and Iceland. A grand total of £500 was raised on the evening, with that figure still rising.

Vibrance, a leading social care provider in Essex and the south east, which support people with disabilities, organised the RPMathon (Les Mills in-door cycling training programme) to raise money. The event was led by qualified Fitness Instructors Shani Reid and Russell Briant.

Shani, who is also the New Business and Fundraising Manager at Vibrance, 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.

“Thank you again to Stock Brook Country Club for hosting our cycle challenge, Russell for his help and support instructing the RPM session and Lime Marketing for donating T-shirts for all the cyclists to wear on the day. You can still donate at

Vibrance, employs around 400 people and was named in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to work for’ in 2012. Last year the charity was awarded the Investors in People Silver award for the way it has transformed business performance through the support and motivation of its team.

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