Council workers completing 70 mile cycle for 'inspirational' colleague

The group is cycling around 70 miles

Fife Council workers are cycling the length of Fife this weekend, raising money to help treat an illness that hit one of their colleagues.

The group, from the Skills Development and Conference Centre on the Mitchelston Industrial Estate in Kirkcaldy, are pedalling from St Andrews to North Queensferry on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August, raising money for the MS Society.

Their co-worker, Shirley Reise, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of multiple sclerosis in 2017.

She has since recovered and is managing the disease, and in May 2018 completed a 5K run in Edinburgh, supported by her colleagues and a Shetland pony.

The colleagues and their friends and family are using the Pilgrim's Way and the Fife Coastal path for their journey, and will also be passing through areas where they run training courses to help disabled people into employment.

Andy Brown is the locality response co-ordinator at the centre, he has organised the cycling challenge.

Speaking to Kingdom FM News, he says Shirley is an inspiration:

The group is raising money via JustGiving.

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