Lorna and David, Melbourne
We would like to recognise the incredible kindness and generosity of a local couple who came to our aid on Sunday April 24.
After cycling all day from Malmsbury to Castlemaine things became very difficult on the road from Newstead as daylight fell and our energy levels began to fail.
A car that had passed us noticed our distress as we walked along the darkening road and turned around to offer help.
The driver was not able to fit us and our bikes in his car but, unknown to us at the time, called ahead to his wife who is a fellow bike rider.
Yvonne arrived less than 10 minutes later in her own car with her bike rack attached.
She didn’t hesitate to hook up our bikes and drive us to Castlemaine station so we could catch the train back to Melbourne.
She very kindly made sure we were well enough to continue and directed us to the right platform.
As if this wasn’t enough, Yvonne then returned a few minutes later with drinks and snacks to keep us going for the trip home.
Yvonne wouldn’t hear of taking any money for all the help she had given saying this was her way of “paying it forward”.
To Yvonne and her husband – thank you both from the bottom of our hearts for your overwhelming generosity and thoughtfulness.
This surely is country hospitality at its best.
We are only sorry we didn’t ask for your contact details so we could thank you more in person.