9 March 2016

In July 2016, our members will cycle 299 miles from London to Paris to raise funds for the College’s global health projects and activities in low and middle income countries. 

We are delighted to introduce to you #TeamRCPath

London to Paris Cycle Challenge

  • Dr David Bailey

    Vice President for Communications

    Dr Bailey is a cellular pathologist based at High Wycombe Hospital. Over the last six years, Dr Bailey has held a number of key positions at the College including most recently, as Director of Training and Assessment. In his NHS consultant role, he has been head of cytopathology, a clinical governance chair and a cervical screening programme coordinator. He has also worked to raise awareness of pathology amongst his health service colleagues and the public, regularly delivering presentations to GPs and other allied health professionals, as well as patient groups. Dr Bailey cycled and completing the challenge alongside his son. 


  • Mrs Jenny Maddocks

    Training Manager

    Mrs Maddocks is the Training Manager at the College who is responsible for overseeing the establishment and maintenance of training standards for trainee doctors and scientists, certification and quality assurance of training. She is an avid runner and serves as the Club Secretary at her local running club. Since 2012 she has participated in 189 Parkruns and regularly competes in 10km and half marathons. She has successfully completed four marathons, most recently the London Marathon in April 2015 where she achieved her personal best. She took up cycling last year to compliment her running and has completed 5 Wiggle cycle challenges to date.

    You can sponsor Jenny here  

  • Mr Jeff Slater

    Retired Consultant Clinical Scientist

    Mr Slater retired in 2008 as a Consultant Clinical Scientist after 42 years in the NHS. Most of this time was spent at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford where his principal interests were Down’s screening and endocrinology. He was also involved in the establishment of a Biomedical Science degree course at Essex University, UK. 

    Since retiring Mr Slater has participated in 85 Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) and United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) laboratory inspections. He is also a Trustee at his local hospice and became Board Chair in October 2015. He is a keen cyclist and since 1997 has participated in some 50 charity bike riding events since. Mr Slater will be raising money for both the College and Farleigh Hospice in Chelmsford.  

    You can sponsor Jeff here

  • Dr Anne Nicol

    Consultant Histopathologist

    Dr Nicol has worked as a Consultant Histopathologist in Crewe since 1985 and is recently semi-retired. She is a relatively new convert to cycling having previously been a runner; although she still competes in races and the occasional triathlon. She purchased a bike for the sake of her ageing knees and has since become a cycling enthusiast. Cycling has become a much loved hobby allowing her to travel further afield, for example the upcoming London to Paris challenge. 

    You can sponsor Anne here

  • Dr Paul Geddy

    Consultant Cellular Pathologist

    Dr Geddy is a cellular pathologist based at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch with a special interest in skin and breast pathology. When he’s not dealing with piles of glass slides, he can be found cycling around Worcestershire and the Cotswolds. He regularly commutes to work by bike and is confident that this training will help him reach the Arc de Triomphe 24 hours ahead of Chris Froome; although his sponsorship deal with Team Sky is still pending!

    You can sponsor Paul here 

  • Ms Sue Hudson

    You can sponsor Sue here

The team aims to raise £9000 in sponsorship from their friends, family, colleagues and the RCPath community! If you would like to donate, please visit the group’s sponsorship page.

The Royal College of Pathologists has a long-established commitment and track record of contributing to the improvement of pathology and laboratory medicine services in under-resourced countries through education and training. 100% of the money raised from this challenge will be used to support and deliver the College’s global health work. This work includes laboratory systems strengthening projects and activities such as:

  • Sending volunteer pathologists overseas to mentor and train laboratory staff in low income countries; 
  • Providing education bursaries to overseas doctors and scientists, which will allow them to undertake a period of specialist training, research or study either within their country or externally; and
  • Working with others to re-build the laboratory systems in countries where the health system has been weakened as a result of a humanitarian disaster or emergency situation.

You can keep up to date with the progress of our fundraisers by using the hashtag #TeamRCPath.