Competition - win a meal for two worth £75 at Banburyshire hotel and spa with other prizes to celebrate new outdoor activities

Bicester Hotel and Spa is celebrating the opening of a new high-end sports performance gym along with a 200m swimming lake and assault course.

One of the pools at the hotel's beautiful spa
One of the pools at the hotel's beautiful spa

And to mark the expansion the Banbury Guardian, in conjunction with the hotel and spa, is offering some great opportunities to enjoy the expanded enterprise in an easy competition.

First prize is a meal for two to the value of £75 with two, day passes to the spa and new outdoor facilities - total value £135.

Second prize is a month's free health club membership for the spa (pool, jacuzzi, hydro-pool, steam room and sauna with gym and outdoor facilities). This prize is valued at £119.50.

The assault course at Bicester Hotel and Spa is a great physical challenge and is huge fun

There are ten runners-up prizes of day guest passes, worth £30 each. These allow use of the health club, spa and performance centres with the outdoor facilities.

* Because of Covid-19 precautions the steam room and sauna are currently unavailable.

The new activities at the Bicester Hotel and Spa in Chesterton include the impressive performance gym - check out the photos of the apparatus in this article. But outside there is also a 200m swimming lake, an outdoor grass running circuit and a challenging assault course.

Sales and marketing manager Lee Wood said: "The performance gym is equipped with premium Matrix equipment appealing to training enthusiasts, amateur sports people, professional athletes and teams looking for a facility which can be used for elite sports performance training.

The new open air swimming area can be used for paddle boarding and other water sports

"Unique to Oxfordshire, this state-of-the-art new facility provides an inspiring space for people training for triathlons, Iron Man events, powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting to name a few. With the assault course offering a great area for team building and 'tough mudder' (other muddy obstacle events are available) practice.

"As well as swimming, the lake will be opening to paddle-boarding and other water sports. The facilities are open from 6am - 8pm so the availability is fantastic, we have recently just launched a new open water, swimming beginners course which is proving to be very successful."

To enter our competition answer the following question: How long is the new open water swimming area at Bicester Hotel and Spa?

Send your entries by email to [email protected] remembering to add your name, address and telephone number so we can contact you. Entries close on Wednesday August 26 and winners will be informed by Friday, August 28.

Our competition first prize is a meal for two to the value of £75 at the Bicester Hotel and Spa restaurant

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The performance gym offers all kinds of opportunities for exercise, training and team building
Scaling this wall on the assault course is a good physical challenge
The assault course provides a brilliant opportunity for team building
The performance gym is equipped with Matrix apparatus