Extra Mile: Allan’s Story

Allan is going the extra mile. Allan is swapping retirement for a sponsored cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats, which is over 874 Miles…

It is 58 years since Allan was a keen cyclist & he’s decided it’s time to dust off the cobwebs off his old bike with a ride that isn’t for everyone. Allan came to Rivers looking for support in his training for the event & we couldn’t say “no”. Now Allan is visiting our gym 3-5 times a week, upping the intensity & pushing his limits each time.

Here’s a quick video of Allan’s experience with Rivers:

The charities Allan has chosen to sponsor are personal to him & places he loves to volunteer for; Worcestershire Association of Carers, Mentor Link & Westlands Community Centre.

If you wish to make a donation to Allan’s Sponsored Cycle, please go to his Donations page.



Rivers Fitness, being a not-for-profit social organisation, pride ourselves on not only being a run of the mill gym facilities but a place where beginners to fitness can feel welcome… where the staff go over & above for customers… where kids can learn to swim… where communities come together. We are going the extra mile.

Now it’s your turn… Visit your local centre today & get a FREE day pass to try the facilities for yourself!