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Cycle Responder

Gear up for #GivingTuesday

24 November 2016

Our Cycle Responders are the ones that often arrive at an emergency faster than an ambulance, especially at the most crowded events over the busy winter season. So, this #GivingTuesday we are raising funds for our charity's vital bike based first aiders and we need your help!

For 14 years our Cycle Responders have been delivering first aid to your communities. We cover over 1,000 events each year and deal with over 500 public incidents, around 50% of which are major injuries. All are advanced first aiders, with the skills to handle a full-laden bike whilst cycling to an emergency and most importantly, to save lives.

We need your help to supply these bikes with the essential first aid and safety gear it needs. Please help us to raise £5,000 on #GivingTuesday and your support will ensure that our Cycle Responders are fully geared up and ready to ride should the worst happen over these cold winter months.


How your donation will help

Medical gear - £2,500

AED, oxygen, Entonox, airway management and other medical supplies to allow riders to save lives and get people back on their feet.

Bike - £1,000

All of our bikes start life as a standard mountain bike.  But we must adapt them for our Cycle Responders.

Lights and audio - £250

Adding lights and an audible warning system (like a siren) allows us and members of the public to be safe.

Pannier storage - £750

Essential storage for keeping life saving equipment on board.

Riders’ gear - £500

Biking gear such as winter gloves (£25), helmet (£30), and a jacket (£80) are essential all year round; but even more so in the winter months when the weather is cold and the ground is slippery.


Listen up cyclists

If you're a keen cyclist then download our free cyclists app. It gives advice on how to treat the most common injuries as well as how to improvise with bike gear at the scene of an accident.