A TRIATHLETE is keen to pass on the message – wearing a cycle helmet saved her life.
Melanie Ryding, from Wellingborough, a secondary special needs teacher at Rushden
Community College, recently woke up in hospital after being involved in a cycling accident.
All Mrs Ryding can remember is she came off her bike during a routine ride through Little Harrowden when she was approaching a roundabout but beyond that everything is a blur.
She was found by a driver lying in the road but there were no witnesses and no one knows exactly what happened.
The next thing she knew she was waking up in hospital where she was being treated for concussion.
“I have no memory at all of what happened. All I remember is waking up in hospital with concussion as my head hit something with force.
Mrs Ryding, 39, said: “My helmet cracked into three pieces and I do not know what would have happened to me if I had not been wearing a helmet.
BY LAWRENCE JOHN