Mark Cavendish helps out London cyclist

Former road world champion Mark Cavendish has a couple of new fans in north east London, after coming to the help of a cyclist who had punctured and fixing it for her.

The Dimension Data rider, fresh from winning last week’s Tour of Qatar, performed the impromptu service at Tottenham Hale, according to a tweet this lunchtime by Zahrfa Damji.

Mark Cavendish helps fellow cyclist

The cyclist, Fran Cutts, who is training for a John O’Groats to Land’s End ride for Sport Relief later this month,  described Cavendish as “an absolute hero.”

She admitted, though, that she hadn’t realised at the time that it was Cavendish, whom she said was “just driving past with his wife and jumped out to the rescue!”

Fran Cutts