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Spinning Tim pushes indoor cycle’s limits

POSTED Friday 10 November 2017

Member Tim tests out the indoor cycle facilities in gruelling challenge

In September, University of Birmingham staff member Tim Read really got the most out of his membership in his attempt to cycle a whopping 300 miles for charity within the 30 days. Tim, after fighting cancer in 2012, decided he wanted to celebrate his 5 year ‘Cancerversary’ with a different battle – the 300 mile cycle challenge. Brilliantly, by a combination of indoor and outdoor cycling, Tim smashed his target by achieving 305 miles (an average of over 10 miles a day!). One way he tackled getting in all those miles was by attending regular indoor cycling classes at the Sport & Fitness Club, where the instructors got wind of his extreme challenge and cheered him on to the end. You can cycle around 8 miles in an average 45 minute indoor cycle class, and with 39 cycle classes a week, from Beginner’s Cycle to Sprint, Tim was able to clock up the miles regularly.

‘The Sprint classes were great preparation for the challenge and increased my fitness immensely. Emma is a great instructor and really pushes you to your limit which helped me to reach the 300 miles. Having been a regular for several months I was able to cycle much further than I ever had before including a 50 mile round trip to Stratford. If you’re looking for a new motivation or a boost to your current training I can’t recommend the classes at UoB Sport & Fitness enough.’

What a truly fantastic accomplishment – sounds like Tim has earned a well-deserved break and we hope to see him back in the Cycle Studio soon!

Tim Indoor Cycle

Fancy giving indoor cycling a go? Book a class here.

Pictured: Emma (Indoor cycle instructor), Toni-Anne (staff member), Martin (staff member), Tim and Michelle (Tim’s wife)

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