‘I don’t know what happened’: Eastbourne woman wants to thank mysterious stranger after bicycle accident

A woman from Eastbourne who blacked out during a bicycle accident at the weekend wants to thank a passer-by who helped her.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 1:00 pm

Katie Love, 30, from East Dean crashed her road bike at 5pm on February 27 on the stretch between Belle Tout and Birling Gap.

Katie, who juggles work as a dog walker and at a pharmacy, is part of the Hunt Race Team and was completing the Beachy Head loop route when the accident happened.

She said, “It was really busy, loads of cars. It was a lovely day.

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Katie Love SUS-210203-110200001

“I was on the straight bit heading to Birling Gap and that’s all I can remember - there’s nothing after that.”

Katie said a woman driving a black BMW estate car, who was with her husband at the time, was with her at the side of the road when she came around. She managed to call her boyfriend Jack Godfrey and went to the DGH to get checked over.

Katie said, “My helmet was in bits, it definitely saved my life. Other than that I just had grazes on my hands and knees.

“I just don’t know how I came off, I don’t know what happened.”

Katie is doing okay now and resting at home.

She wants to thank the woman who helped her that day. Katie said the panic of the situation meant they never managed to get the name of the mysterious stranger.

If you think you’re the stranger who Katie is looking for, please message her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katie.love.737