Seven days in the saddle raises hundreds for charity at Wisbech superstore

Fund raising by instore cycler Jim Thorpe at Tesco Wisbech. Left: Store Manager Kevin Chestnutt, Jim

Fund raising by instore cycler Jim Thorpe at Tesco Wisbech. Left: Store Manager Kevin Chestnutt, Jim Thorpe charity cycler, Arthur Smart secretary of the Wisbech group of Diabetes UK. Hiedi Mote Tesco Community Champion. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A supermarket store cleaner raised more than £1,600 by cycling the equivalent of Wisbech to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands and back again to raise money for charity.

Jim Thorpe, 60, is usually tasked with cleaning the Wisbech branch of the Tesco store but he took a week off work to set up his bike inside the Cromwell Road superstore to pedal for up to 11 hours a day to raise money for Diabetes UK.

Within a week his 1,000 bike ride had encouraged customers to help raise £1,682.38 for the nominated store charity.

Mr Thorpe spent seven days in the saddle at the front of the supermarket to pedal for the mammoth charity challenge.

Community champion Heidi Mote said: “He does a lot of cycling and took the time off to do this charity stunt in his own time.”


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She added that customers had been really supportive and helped surpass his am of raising £1,000.

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