Floreat family to take part in spin cycle challenge for Cystic Fibrosis WA

Clayton McGee (Staff manager Vault), Dylan Cooper (10) and mum Karen Cooper. Floreat boy Dylan Cystic Fibrosis his mum Karen is organising a 65 roses spin cycle challenge this yearfor Cystic Fibrosis month (May) at Vault Fitness Centre Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d493162a
Clayton McGee (Staff manager Vault), Dylan Cooper (10) and mum Karen Cooper. Floreat boy Dylan Cystic Fibrosis his mum Karen is organising a 65 roses spin cycle challenge this yearfor Cystic Fibrosis month (May) at Vault Fitness Centre Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d493162a

AN average day for Floreat nine-year-old Dylan Cooper includes going to school, playing soccer, taking 45 tablets and using a nebuliser.

The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) sufferer was born with the disorder, but it was not until he suffered a bowel obstruction that he was diagnosed with the condition.

Dylan and his mum Karen, dad Alan and younger brother Ben are this year’s ambassador family for the Vault Fitness’ 2019 Exchange Tower Charity Spin – a Spin Cycle Challenge set to raise much-needed funds for Cystic Fibrosis WA (CFWA).

Dylan and his family will each take part in the three-day challenge on May 29, 30 and 31 and cycle with a team of eight in 20 minute slots, with teams paying an entry fee per rider.

Vault fitness staff manager Clayton McGee said the challenge had grown in numbers over the past six years.

“We get a lot of support from the towers around here as well as others up and down St George’s Terrace and we will have 16 teams compete per day,” he said.

“For the 20-minute cycle, on the spin bike, you can run as hard and softly as you want and prizes can be won based on how far the team rides, how many calories the team burned altogether and the team’s average power usage – we will get the average of those results and then give prizes away accordingly.”

Mr McGee said last year Vault Fitness raised $10,000 for CFWA through the challenge and hoped to beat that score this year.

To sign up for the challenge visit https://bit.ly/2VMa3OZ.