A Suffolk cyclist is looking for a Good Samaritan who made sure her bike was secure after she was injured in a fall last month.
Yvonne Zellen, from Newmarket, spent two days in Cambridge’s Addenbrooke’s Hospital after she was sent flying over her handlebars as she attempted to adjust her hat, reports Cambridge News.
She sustained a fractured eye socket in the incident, which happened on 20 November on Newmarket’s Mill Hill.
During her stay in hospital, she discovered a note in her bag telling her where her bike had been locked up following the incident.
“I didn’t have time to think. I went straight over the handlebars, all because I had tried to secure my hat,” she said. “I looked ghastly, like a horror movie.”
The charity fundraiser went on: “I started to think about what happened and how fortunate I was that someone phoned for an ambulance and had been kind enough to let me know where my bike was.
“They could have taken it. I also had quite a lot of money in my purse which they could have taken but they didn’t.”
Wanting to say thank you to the person who helped her, she went to the house where the bike had been secured but it was empty and she was told the people living there had moved, but she would still like to contact them to express her gratitude.
“When a Good Samaritan treats someone with such good will and kindness then they need to be recognised,” she told Cambridge News.
“I feel they should be thanked for the good they’ve done.
“They proved that the good outweighs the bad,” she added. “The world is full of unpleasant things but they bring out the best in it.”
If you are the Good Samaritan, or know the person who is, Natalie Robinson at Cambridge News would like to hear from you and can be contacted on 01223 434439 or by emailing //natalie.robinson [at] cambridge-news.co.uk" target="_blank">natalie.robinson [at] cambridge-news.co.uk.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.