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Auto Windscreens staff to swap windscreens for wheels for charity event

Teams from the business will compete against each other, attempting to cycle the same 138km distance covered by Tour de France competitors on the same day.

The race will include 50 riders, split into four teams, led by the senior members of the business and will take place using static bikes donated by Simply Gym at the company’s head office in Chesterfield.

Chris Thornton, managing director of Auto Windscreens, said: “I’m thrilled to be hosting this event for such a worthwhile cause and humbled by the number of staff supporting this rigorous challenge. In the UK, one in eight men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives so I’m very proud to be putting my love of cycling to good use, helping to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.”

The company has hosted numerous charity events at its Chesterfield-based office, including handling telephone lines for Children In Need earlier this year.

To donate please visit the ‘Tour De Chesterfield’ Just Giving page.



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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.