Chesterfield firm’s MD celebrates wedding anniversary with a charity bike ride

Sue and Chris Thornton who completed the Nightrider cycling challenge for the Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Sue and Chris Thornton who completed the Nightrider cycling challenge for the Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

A romantic couple celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary by taking on a 100km sponsored bike ride - in the middle of the night.

Chris Thornton, Managing Director of Chesterfield-based Auto Windscreens, and his wife Sue marked 24 years of marriage in a less than conventional way on Saturday, June 6, when they took on the 100km Nightrider cycle challenge in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Chris said: “For our wedding anniversary this year, Sue and I decided to do something completely different by taking on Nightrider. We’re delighted to have gone the distance, raising £525 for Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. This is a charity which aims to find the cure for breast cancer by 2050. This is a cause close to our hearts as family and friends have battled and are battling the disease. We’re both keen cyclists but Nightrider was a real challenge.”

Setting off at 11pm in London, they passed 50 iconic landmarks along the way and finished at the Olympic Velodrome in the early hours of Sunday.

The keen cyclists tackled city traffic and even the odd fox in a bid to raise money for the UK’s largest dedicated breast cancer research charity.

Chris said: “For our wedding anniversary, Sue and I decided to do something completely different by taking on Nightrider. We’re delighted to have gone the distance, raising £525 for Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. This is a charity which aims to find the cure for breast cancer by 2050. This is a cause close to our hearts as family and friends have battled and are battling the disease. Nightrider was a real challenge.”

To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/chrisandsuethornton/.