Rothesay nursery competes 24-hour sponsored ‘spinathon’

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A 24-hour sponsored ‘spinathon’ to raise money for Apple Tree Nursery in Rothesay was completed on Sunday afternoon.

More than 20 people got on to one of two exercise bike at the nursery in Mackinlay Street after the event, to help boost the nursery’s coffers, got under way at 1pm on Saturday.

Parents, children and staff were on hand to see Joanne Craig, who leads several weekly spin classes at nearby Rothesay Pavilion, get the marathon effort under way alongside David Munro.

Twenty-four hours later it fell to Nuala Kermath and the nursery’s deputy manager Heather Sweet to bring the marathon effort to a close, with celebratory glasses of champagne for all those present after the wheels finally stopped turning.

Apple Tree Nursery manager Lesley-Anne Lee said: “Joanne leads a spin class on a Sunday which some of the nursery staff go to, and it was during one of those classes that we thought a sponsored spin might be a good idea for the nursery.”

Spinning, for those unfamiliar with the term, is the name given to a series of routines on an exercise bike, set to music and aimed at replicating the different levels of physical effort involved in a road cycle along undulating surfaces.