Pumping music helped cyclists keep the pedals turning for six hours to raise almost £5,000 for a mental health charity.

A total of 112 riders took on the ICYCLE6 challenge at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre on November 3.

The challenge was a six-hour, fun filled, action packed indoor cycling event in aid of Everyone Active’s deserved national charity, Mind.

Each 45-minute session saw different world-class presenters take to the stage to put participants through their paces, with high-energy music and live entertainment creating a party like atmosphere that kept spirits high and pedals turning.

Lesley Garner, general manager at Westminster Lodge, Everyone Active, said: “What an uplifting and amazing day we had running the ICYCLE6 challenge. It was incredible to see so many taking part, cycling for the full six hours straight.

"The work that Mind carries out is fantastic and we are delighted to be supporting them. With numbers still rising, we hope to reach the £5,000 mark, which will be an incredible achievement.

"Such events show the power of fitness and how lucky we are to be a part of such a caring and kind community where everyone comes together to support each other.”

Westminster Lodge is run by Everyone Active in partnership with St Albans City & District Council. The leisure centre partnered with Cyclezone Studio to put on an indoor cycling charity event in aid of Mind, mental health charity.

Mind has worked for more than 70 years to ensure that everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support and respect they need. With approximately 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health problems at some point in their lives, demands for their services is constantly growing the need for funding is greater than ever.