Burnley surgeon bikes to conference to raise funds

ON YOUR BIKE: Dr Michal Smolski

ON YOUR BIKE: Dr Michal Smolski

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Burnley General Hospital surgeon Dr Michal Smolski cycled to a conference to raise money for new technology training.

Dr Smolski (40) has been at Burnley General Hospital since 2014 and arrived at the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) annual conference in Manchester, along with other cyclists, after a 210-mile long charity cycle ride from London.

The funds raised will be used by The Urology Foundation to support the training of more surgeons and operating theatre teams in robotic-assisted surgery.

“My wife is a keen cyclist so I decided to have a go,” said Michal. “I trained for eight weeks and during that time, thanks to the generosity of my work colleagues, friends, neighbours and my family, I raised almost £900 and my target is £1,000.

The ride took place over three days and started at BAUS headquarters at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.