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Video: Good Samaritan cyclist helps driver who is in a fix

Bike rider turns out to be vehicle mechanic and gets motorist back on the road

Most of us who have encountered the puncture fairy or some other mechanical problem while out on the bike will hopefully have had another cyclist stop and offer help, but here’s a new spin on it – a rider who turns out to be a mechanic and helps a woman with a problem with her car.

The cyclist, who posted the footage to YouTube under the name GfromHull, pushes the car somewhere safe then quickly diagnoses the problem – a poor connection to the crank shaft sensor multi-plug – and gets the engine started.

He then refuses to accept payment for his assistance, proof that whether on two wheels or four, camaraderie still exists on the road.

Simon joined 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.

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