Young Top Scientist Dies in Cycle Crash

Susannah Boddie from Henley, aged 27 has been named as the cyclist who sadly lost her life in a cycling crash in Italy on Saturday morning.

Susannah suffered fatal injuries when she came off her bicycle on steep downhill trail on a woodland path on the side of Lake Garda where she was cycling with her partner who called the paramedics.  She later sadly died at the scene.

Susannah was a lead health data scientist at No 10 Downing Street during the pandemic after starting her career in Department of Work & Pensions.  She went to St Helen & St Katharine School in Abingdon and Cambridge University to study Pharmacology.

A statement from Ms Boddie’s family, who asked for privacy at this time, said “Susannah lived life to the full and had achieved so much in her short life. She crammed more into her life than you would have thought possible.She was the loveliest, kindest person who always inspired and cared for others and was adored by all her many friends. She will leave the biggest hole in our family and that of Rob, her much loved partner. She was the most wonderful daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend you could ever wish for, and her memory will continue to inspire us in all we do.”

A Downing Street spokesman added “Susannah was an incredible scientist, an inspiring sportswoman, a loved and admired colleague and friend to those at No 10 and many others within the civil service. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.”


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