A cycling company has been helping people use pedal power to lower their cholesterol as part of an countywide initiative.
A number of people have been getting on their bikes with instructors from Rutland Cycling as they bid to complete Flora pro.activ’s It Takes Rutland challenge.
The three-week initiative was launched on Saturday, January 11, and features 200 people hoping to lower their cholesterol and making lifestyle changes to improve their health and fitness.
Rutland Cycling has been working with Flora pro.activ for the challenge and organised four rides from its store in Whitwell for the participants, which took place on January 18 and Sunday.
Staff rider Kerry Rough, who led the rides which went from the store to Normanton Church and back again, said: “It was wonderful to be able to help lead these cyclists on a ride that gave them a real sense of achievement.
“It was really rewarding to be able to help these riders complete something that was hopefully going to be part of a bigger lifestyle change.
“The rides have not only been a great part of the challenge, but a fantastic opportunity for Rutland Cycling to be more involved in the local community.”
The It Takes Rutland initiative is the first of its kind launched by Flora pro.activ and if successful, it will be rolled out in other locations across the country. The challenge includes one-to-one healthy eating consultations, healthy recipe tips and group fitness activities. Uppingham School Fitness Centre has also been a partner alongside Rutland Cycling.
On Saturday, the participants will return to Victoria Hall, where enrolment took place, to have their cholesterol measured to see if their hard work has paid off. For more, visit www.ittakesrutland.co.uk