Tayside Dental Professionals Tackle Cycle Challenge in Colleague’s Memory

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A group of dental professionals from NHS Tayside’s public dental service has taken on a cycling challenge to raise money in memory of their colleague.

The team of intrepid cyclists set off on a 45 mile bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh recently in memory of former colleague Garry Sime, who sadly died in February. The team, who went by the name of Tour de Flosse, completed the Classic Challenge, raising around £1,200 for Cancer Research UK and Autism Support Perth. The team consisted of thirteen riders with two backup riders on hand to assist.

Gillian Elliott, senior dental officer, said that everyone pulled together to navigate the lengthy track and negotiate the steep hills located between Glasgow and Edinburgh. It was hard work, but everyone kept going and crossing the line was a huge achievement. The charities mean a lot to the group and it was important for them to do something in Garry’s memory. Gillian thanked all the team’s friends, families and patients for their donations, well-wishes and messages of support and encouragement.

The Classic Challenge is run by Pedal for Scotland and it is an increasingly popular event. This year, more than 6,500 cyclists participated, many of whom were raising money for good causes across the UK.

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