A leisure centre has unveiled a new cycling studio complete with virtual classes.

South Norfolk Council's new facility was launched by council chairman James Easter on Saturday.

The studio houses 30 bikes and will host all future studio cycling classes.

Mr Easter said: “Where some councils are cutting their leisure provision, we are continuing to invest in our residents’ health and wellbeing.

"The new studio is a fantastic addition to our thriving centre where this type of cycling is incredibly popular.”

Diss Mercury: The opening of the studio was kicked off with a cyclothon event The opening of the studio was kicked off with a cyclothon event (Image: Submitted)

New Les Mills virtual programs, including Virtual RPM, Sprint and Virtual Trip, will be available at the studio.

As well as the studio unveiling, the opening event saw participants raise more than £100 for Keeping Abreast, a cancer charity, through a sponsored cyclothon composed of four back-to-back classes.

Mr Easter said: “It was a great opportunity for members and non-members to test out the new studio, while raising money for this great cause.”

The centre's renovations aren't stopping there as a £4m refurbishment is set to update the swimming pool at Diss Leisure Centre, which will reopen in December.