Emmerdale’s James Thornton training hard for charity bike race
The PA today reports that Emmerdale actor James Thornton – who plays John Barton on the rural soap – is training hard in preparation for a charity cycle race.
In fact, he had to be booted out of his gym at closing time, so hard was he training.
He tweeted, “67.5 km done on cycle! They have now kicked me out of the gym! Gutted. I was going for 80km and was feeling ok.
“Gonna have a protein shake as soon as I get in.”
John’s in training for the Emmerdale to EastEnders charity race which will see stars of the Dales based show cycling to the set of EastEnders on the 19th August.
They’ll set off from Emmerdale at around 6pm and hope to reach Albert Square by 6pm the following day.
EastEnders stars will be waiting to greet them in the Queen Victoria pub and offer them a well-deserved pint after their long, hard journey.
The team have already raised over £14,500 towards their target of £25,000 and donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/emmerdale-eastenderscharitycycle