Work starts on golf course refit while sports centre gets new exercise bikes

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Sport and leisure management charity, Fusion Lifestyle, has announced that it has started work on a full refit of Mowsbury Golf and Squash centre’s driving range.

At the same time they have also revealed the installation of 20 brand new indoor cycle bikes at nearby Bunyan Sports Centre.

Fusion, which runs both centres on behalf of Bedford Borough Council, closed the driving range at Mowsbury Golf and Squash Complex on November 27 and work is due to be completed within a month.

At Bunyan Sports Centre, the new indoor cycle bikes were introduced into classes at the start of this month.

Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre has the only public golf course in the Bedford area, as well as the only driving range.

Work to the driving range will include the installation of a cashless payment system, development of bunkers, new distance (yardage) signage and refurbishment of the thirteen bay covered, floodlit range.

Fusion Lifestyle took over the operation of six of Bedford Borough Council’s leisure facilities in February this year, and will be investing more than £3 million in to the centres including a new exercise studio and indoor cycle studio at Kempston Pool and a reconfigured foyer and alterations to the changing room area at Oasis Beach Pool to be completed in 2015.

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “We were delighted to secure a deal with Fusion which not only safeguards the future of local leisure facilities but also brings in £3 million of investment in improvements to the sites. It is great to see this work underway and enhancing the facilities for current and future users to enjoy.”

Paul Jeyes, centre manager at Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre added: “We’re excited to be starting refurbishment work on the driving range at Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre, and look forward to being able to provide an improved service and facilities to local golf enthusiasts.”