Olympic medallist thanks strangers after cycling accident

An Olympic medalist has told press how he is grateful to a group of strangers who helped him after he was involved in a cycling accident. 

Jone Schofield, who won bronze in the men’s K2 200m canoe sprint at Dorney Lake, was involved in a cycling accident with a car near his home in Maidenhead. 

An Olympic medalist has told press how he is grateful to a group of strangers who helped him after he was involved in a cycling accident. 

Jone Schofield, who won bronze in the men’s K2 200m canoe sprint at Dorney Lake, was involved in a cycling accident with a car near his home in Maidenhead. 

Reports state he was on his way home from a training session at the time. 

Paramedics put the 27-year-old on a spinal board and took him to Wexham Park Hospital at around 6pm on Thursday. 

However Schofield walked away from the incident with only a few cuts and bruises.

“I’m lucky because I’m not seriously injured so it won’t affect my paddling or my training,” he said.

“I’m having a bit of down time now as well to recover after the Olympics.

“I’m just so grateful to the people who stopped to help, I wish I could have thanked them at the time.”

He has now asked anyone that helped him to get in touch via his website so he can thank them in person. 

Visit www.jon-schofield.co.uk for more details.

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