NHS Dental Team pedal to glory in memory of colleague

Team Tour De Floss after completing the challenge
Team Tour De Floss after completing the challenge

An intrepid group of cyclists from NHS Tayside’s public dental service completed a 45-mile challenge in memory of a late colleague, raising £1200 for charity.

In honour of their colleague Garry Sime, who passed away in February, ‘Team Tour de Floss’ took part in Pedal for Scotland’s Classic Challenge, a 45-mile Glasgow to Edinburgh cycle.

The group, which consisted of 13 cyclists and two support drivers, raised over £1200 for Cancer Research UK and Perth Autism Support.

Senior dental officer Gillian Elliott said: “I am so proud of the team. They all cycled much further than they ever had before and conquered all the hills between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Thank you to our many sponsors for supporting us so generously and we are delighted to be donating to two such excellent charities.”

The Classic Challenge is Pedal for Scotland’s most popular ride and attracted over 6,500 participants for this year’s event.