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“I took this opportunity to challenge myself in doing something out of my comfort zone and knew it would be a great achievement, so agreed to participate.
“We decided it would be worthwhile raising funds for a cause that we truly believe in.
We both work as dentists in practices in Oxfordshire, working in an area of Oxford, which is a socially deprived and the patients have particularly high dental needs. We frequently treat patients with high decay risks, complex medical problems, difficulties in access and social deprivation. So it was clear to us that we wanted to raise money for a dental charity which would use these resources for the patients who urgently require dental care.
“Both myself and my husband have also volunteered for Crisis in the past so we know that dental access can be a problem for the homeless or those on the streets. I feel that Dentaid has the resources to provide care to these vulnerable patients.”
Emma and Amar’s training is going well and the couple have completed several long distance cycle rides in preparation. They are also going to spin classes to prepare themselves for the big race.
The couple will join 6 other cyclists who are also raising funds for Dentaid in Ride London.