AN arts and leisure centre in Bishops Castle has received a cash boost following a cycle ride with a difference.

The Trustees of the Save the SpArC charity has accepted a cheque for £500 from the organisers of the 2017 Bishops Castle Tandem Triathlon in recognition of the critical part played by the centre in this unique event.

“We are really pleased to make this donation to the Save the SpArC Campaign, we rely on using the pool for this annual event and it is a great venue for us,” said Tracey Huffer, who organised the event.

The Tandem Triathlon brings lots of visitors to Bishop’s Castle every year so it is really important that we keep the leisure centre open” Next year’s event, the 33rd, will be held on Saturday, June 30.