Real Life Stories – A Helping Hand


Real Life Stories – A Helping Hand

Cyclists are a helpful bunch. We recently asked Cycling Weekly readers to tell us their real life stories of when they had been helped by a fellow cyclist. We received many replies, and present a selection of them here.

Cycling through Glasgow in July I suffered a puncture and my repair kit had no patches left. Standing staring at my useless bike, a kindly OAP came sauntering up to the lights on an ancient boneshaker like my granddad had. “Need a wee hand, son?” he asked, smiling. Had me back on the road in 10 minutes. Legend. I felt like an idiot with my carbon missile of a bike and rescued by a man on an antique. What a gentleman.
Diarmuid Griffin

Forgot to unclip at the lights, couldn’t un-wedge myself, so a driver with about £4k of bikes on the roof stopped and detangled me.
Dan Travers

Real Life Stories – A Helping Hand

I did the RideLondon 100 in 2015 and while making my way back to Canary Wharf, I was looking at Google Maps on my phone when two great people stopped and asked if I was OK. I told them I was trying to get back to my hotel at Canary Wharf so I rode back with them — they went past their home to show me the way back to my hotel. They even put £20 on my Just Giving page.
Mark Robinson

Got a double-puncture hitting a pothole on the descent from Hindhead to Tilford. Got to a small clearing at the side of the road and started to change out both tyres. A large pick-up truck with a fat bike on the back passed by turned around and came and stopped by me. Bloke jumped out with a track pump and chatted with me while I changed the tubes and pumped them up. Meant I could finish my planned ride instead of limping home.
Rupert Englander

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox, every week.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription.

Share this article


Martyn Ashton at The Cycle Show

Saturday stage at The Cycle Show with Martyn Ashton Hundreds gathered at Alexandra Palace last weekend for a chance to get a glimpse at…

BIKE Magazine May 2022 issue

BIKE Magazine May 2022 Cover May is one of the most beautiful months in my humble opinion. Especially if you are lucky enough to…
Exit mobile version