First aid is an issue that can often be overlooked, and ignorance of even basic procedures can result in unnecessary trauma and serious situations becoming worse. From time to time the club organises first aid training for members with the objective of ensuring most rides have at least one first aider within the group. Let your section secretary know if you are interested in attending a training day, these are usually paid for by the club.

Useful information and links:

  • what3words: They have divided the world into 3m squares and given each square a unique combination of three words.
    what3words addresses are easy to say and share, and as accurate as GPS coordinates.

  • Emergency SMS: You can Pre-register your mobile phone, the information here Once registered you will be able to send texts to 999 – useful when the phone signal is poor or you can’t hear or speak freely.

  • Smartphone Apps: Download the excellent free St John Ambulance app First Aid available for iPhone or Android.  They also do a First Aid for Cyclists app, which focuses on cycling accidents only.

  • Health conditions: You should also be able to recognise and know first aid for other health conditions such as heart attackstroke and epilepsy as these can happen when out cycling.

  • First Aid for Cyclists Presentation: Steve Evans, a Paramedic and cyclist has created a first aid course which is aimed specifically at cyclists. He is distributing the course as widely as possible and at no charge. Click Here

  • British Heart Foundation CPR section – for heart attacks Click Here

  • For first aid advice and details of first aid training see the St John Ambulance website.