Dean Stott

Dean Stott

Former British Special Forces Soldier, Dean Stott, partners with Circle Health on his biggest challenge yet

Dean's Pan American Highway Challenge aims to raise £1,000,000 for charity

Dean Stott is a former British Special Forces Soldier. His long and distinguished career has taken him to some of the toughest places in the world. The PAH18 Challenge, starting 24 February, 2018, will test every element of his character in an extreme way.

Challenge Set: cycling 14,000 miles, under 117 days,  raising £1,000,000 

Dean is being supported by nationally-acknowledged Sports Medicine Specialist Dr Julian Widdowson, in preparation for the PAH18 Challenge, to reduce potential injury risk and ensure optimum health and wellbeing.

"To achieve this he needs to be in the best physical shape to manage the long arduous rides and severe climbs in the Andes and Rockies. He will need to manage hot arid deserts as well as altitude in the snow peaked mountains daily for nearly 4 months in some of the harshest environments." says Dr Widdowson. 

Dr Widdowson is a renowned Sports Medicine Doctor, working with elite sports athletes from all around the world. He was one of the lead SEM doctors track side at the athletic track in the Olympic Stadium for the London Olympics and was the Match Day Doctor for the Olympic Stadium in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

He is currently the team doctor for Gloucester Rugby and was the team doctor for Bath Rugby for 12 years, having been Head of Sports Medicine at Bath Rugby for five years.

Julian Widdowson is Head of Sports Medicine at Circle Bath Hospital.

Dean was honoured to be asked by HRH Prince Harry to support Heads Together

Heads Together is a mental health campaign led by The Royal Foundation in partnership with YoungMinds, Best Beginnings, Mind, The Mix, Place2be, Anna Freud, Contact and CALM. The aim of the campaign is to challenge mental health stigma and change the national conversation on mental wellbeing.

Centre of Excellence for Sports Medicine

Circle Bath hospital is recognised for its excellence as a sports medicine centre with some of the most advanced diagnostic technology in the South West of England. This technology reduces injury risk and provides the basis for optimum recovery.

Physiotherapy and sports medicine involve the assessment and treatment of a variety of conditions and can help you improve your health and performance to enable you to reach your potential.

Conditions range from sports or work-related injuries, such as ankle sprains, tennis elbow, and repetitive strain injuries, to more complex conditions. You don’t have to have suffered an injury to benefit from our sports medicine programme.

Starting training for a big challenge such as the PAH18 cycle ride? Or Are you looking to get fit for the ski slopes? If the answer is yes to either of those, Circle Bath’s sports medicine team can help you. We can assess your individual needs or injuries and tailor a rehabilitation and strengthening programme for you.

Do you participate in sport on a regular basis, or are you recuperating from an injury or surgery?

The Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer (muscle testing equipment) can offer you peace of mind. It allows healthcare professions to objectively compare muscle strength to quickly identify weakness. It can also be used as a treatment tool, allowing you to work at higher intensity levels in a controlled way.

The Hypoxic Altitude Trainer needs to be used in conjunction with our sports medicine doctor Dr Julian Widdowson. Altitude training, also known as hypoxic training, involves exercising while breathing oxygen reduced air for the purpose of improved athletic performance, pre-acclimatisation to altitude and/or physical wellness.

When the human body is exposed to hypoxia (oxygen reduced environments), it struggles to produce required amounts of energy with less available oxygen. This struggle triggers the onset of a range of physiological adaptations geared towards enhancing the efficiency of the body’s respiratory, cardiovascular and oxygen utilisation systems.

If you have your own personal goals, whether they are sporting related or not, we can help you. Rapid access clinics are available at Circle Hospitals.

Give us a call on 01761 422 288 or email

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