Thorntons bikers

FIVE Thorntons employees are embarking on a mammoth biking challenge from John O’Groats to Lands End to celebrate the Somercotes-based chocolate manufacturer’s 100th birthday and raise money for the NSPCC.

The Cycle 100 team start on July 23 and finish three weeks later on August 12, visiting 100 Thorntons stores along the route.

The cyclists will pass through the company’s head office in Alfreton, on August 3, where the board of directors and colleagues will join the team for an eight-mile leg of the cycle to the East Midlands Designer Outlet.