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Inverness Cycle Studio set to switch from Eastgate Shopping Centre to the Longman's Seafield Road next month amid boom in numbers and rebrand as Inverness Fitness Studio


By Alasdair Fraser


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Drew Milne and Scott Murray at Inverness Cycle Studio just before official opening earlier this year
Drew Milne and Scott Murray at Inverness Cycle Studio just before official opening earlier this year

An Inverness spin cycling studio is set for a move and rebrand after enjoying a boom in numbers attending.

Road cycling pals Drew Milne and Scott Murray teamed up to open Inverness Cycle Studio in January, taking residence in the heart of the city’s Eastgate Shopping Centre.

The bold move paid off as Covid restrictions eased and members of the public returned to more social and collective fitness pursuits.

The concept was a pay-as-you-go offering, free of membership and joining fees, in what was said to be the only boutique-style outlet of its kind north of Glasgow offering cycling classes.

Now, though, growing popularity has prompted a move to new premises at Seafield Road from July 6.

“Things have been great, and getting busier and busier as Covid issues ease and customers look to get fit for the summer,” Mr Milne said.

“This has led us to needing a larger facility to run from.”

Drew Milne and Scott Murray at Inverness Cycle Studio just before official opening earlier this year
Drew Milne and Scott Murray at Inverness Cycle Studio just before official opening earlier this year

The bigger premises will enable a broadening of types of activities and classes, while retaining the core cycling theme.

As well as a more extensive programme of classes, it will feature an open gym, shower and changing facilities, a cafe serving free tea and coffee, free parking and personal trainer services.

The new business name will be Inverness Fitness Studio.

“With the introduction of all these facilities, we have decided to change the company name to emphasise the fact we will now be more than just a cycle studio,” Mr Milne added.

The new studio will remain a pay as you go enterprise for those who prefer it, but memberships will now also be on offer.


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