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Pair battling clock for a purpose

SARAH ROBERTS
Last updated 05:00 02/04/2014
Emma Dunn, Caitlin Riedstra
Sarah Roberts
LONG RIDE: Ray’s Gym personal trainers Emma Dunn, left, and Caitlin Riedstra will be peddling for 24 hours to raise money for Starship Children’s Hospital.

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Two personal trainers will cycle around the clock to raise funds for a worthy charity.

Caitlin Riedstra and Emma Dunn hope to inspire others to take up healthy lifestyles.

The Papakura Ray's Gym instructors will be spin-cycling alternatively for 24 hours on April 25 and 26 to raise money for children in need at Starship Children's Hospital.

"The bit we are most worried about is in the early hours of the morning when most people go home and it's just our family left," Caitlin says.

Earlier in the year the pair, who call themselves CRED, challenged themselves to drop their body fat percentage.

During four weeks they started eating healthily, exercising more and stopped drinking alcohol.

They have a strong following on Facebook and many others were inspired to take up their own challenges.

"We realised that if we can inspire others we should continue to do other challenges," Caitlin says.

"We want to show people fitness isn't just about going to the gym, it's also about fun activities."

Both have increased their fitness training seven times a week and attend spin classes in preparation for the challenge.

The 24-hour spin cycle will start on Anzac Day at 10am and will finish the next day at 10am. It will be held at Coastguard Papakura. Spectators are welcome to come and support the pair. There is a $5 fee.

There will be entertainment and all funds will go directly to Starship.

Caitlin and Emma are planning another fitness fundraising event and are open to charities coming forward.

Call Emma on 021 0242 9400 or email emmadunn@xtra.co.nz to get in touch or for more information on the cycling event. Go to the Facebook page ‘CRED' to keep up to date with their progress.

Coastguard Papakura, Serigraphics and Fitwear are sponsoring the event.

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- Papakura Courier

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