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Harper Macleod crowned champions of inaugural Breast Cancer Care Tour de Scotland

Harper Macleod, one of Scotland's leading law firms, has been crowned champion of the inaugural Breast Cancer Care Tour de Scotland.

The event, part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, was a 600km virtual cycle race around the country, which took place throughout Tuesday and Wednesday.

Harper Macleod Crowned Champions Of Inaugural Breast Cancer Care Tour De Scotland

Harper Macleod took on the challenge along with five other companies – Balfour Beatty, Barclays, Network Rail, Sky and South Lanarkshire Council – who helped to raise more than £12,000 in total.

Martin Darroch, Chief Executive of Harper Macleod, said: "We are delighted to have played our part in the very first Tour de Scotland, which has raised both money and awareness for Breast Cancer Care, a charity which is tackling a disease which has touched people within our firm and its extended family.

"I'd like to thank everyone in Team HM who put in so much effort, and everyone across of the companies involved in the competition who made it such a success. While it was for a worthy cause, we're also an extremely competitive bunch and we're very proud to have come out on top in such great company."

Teams of 64 riders from each company raced each other over the equivalent distance of Glasgow to Edinburgh via five major Scottish cities, on static bicycles from the comfort of their offices. The winner was decided by a combination of the distance travelled and the money raised by each company for the charity.

Harper Macleod came just behind Network Rail on the bikes, covering an impressive 723.2km over the two days, but pipped them to the overall title thanks to its fundraising efforts, including a bake-off and dress down day, which gathered £2065.95.

Kelly Sleight, a solicitor in Harper Macleod's Public Sector team, was pipped to the overall female pink jersey by 0.2km after covering 13.4km, while Energy Associate Jon McGee was the firm's leading male with 14.2km in his 15 minutes.