Trying to trace fellow rider – Mike from Swindon

We all know the risks of mountain biking and hope that we never need the assistance of a Good Samaritan, but that’s exactly what happened to local rider Michael when he was out riding with his two teenage sons. He is now trying to trace the man who helped him and his family in his hour of need.


I’m trying to trace a guy who helped me enormously after a bad fall back in March.

The accident happened in West Woods near Marlborough on 12th March which resulted in breaking my neck in 3 places.

I’m now at home after a month in hospital and hope to make a full recovery.

If you know of this chap I would really appreciate it if you can let him now and ask him to contact me via this email address.

All I have is:

  • First name is Mike.
  • Lives in Swindon
  • Occupation: plumber (I think)
  • He’s about 5′ 8″ quite stocky
  • Rides a very old reconditioned full sus.

Mike initially raised the alarm and stayed with me for hours whilst the emergency services got to me.

He also drove my two teenage sons who were with me back home.

Without his calm practical help, things might have turned out very differently for me, so I am very keen to contact him and pass on my immense thanks.

Hope you can help.

Kind regards


If you have information about who Mike is, or if you are Mike, please get in touch with us at and we will pass the details on to Michael.

4 thoughts on “Trying to trace fellow rider – Mike from Swindon”

  1. Rhiannon Fitz-Gerald

    FAO Michael,

    I’m a producer at BBC Wiltshire. I’ve just seen the post and wondered if we could have a chat with Michael about what happened to him and his sons and how he’s now trying to find the good samaritan, Mike. Maybe doing an interview for the radio will help find Mike?

    Please email me or call for more information: 01793 513 652.

    Many thanks,

  2. Angela Drewett

    Try contacting the bike shops in Swindon, Mike may have gone to one for spares. Mr Shakles owns one but I don’t know the name of it. Glad you are ok.

  3. Micheal you should ring Swindon plumbing on 01793420600 you will get through to the trade counter and they know all the plumbers in the Swindon area .hope that’s been some help and mend fast

  4. Rhiannon, thanks for the offer, I believe you are now in contact with Michael and will be interviewing him next week.

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