A TEAM of Thorntons staff including Grantham’s own Leigh Alliss are cycling 1,200 miles to raise money for the NSPCC.
The “Cycle 100” tour started on July 23 and is scheduled to finish on August 12. They hope to raise £20,000 for the NSPCC along the way.
The team of four cyclists - Leigh Alliss, Ryan Bishop, Jo Attenborough and Robert Butt - planned to stop at 100 Thorntons stores along the way with Grantham being the 68th.
Ryan Bishop, the team leader said: “There was an overwhelming response from staff wanting to get involved and take on the challenge with me but I chose a team of four other riders to accompany me on the journey and we have been training for over eight months.”
Leigh, who has worked at Thorntons for over four years, was excited to reach the Grantham store, which had been specially dressed for their arrival.
They raised over £200 from a lucky dip and a chocolate fountain selection, while Greggs donated breakfasts for the riders who were at their 720 mile point.
You can follow the team’s progress on their Facebook page, Cycle 100 – Thorntons. If you wish to donate, you can do so online at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Cycle100.