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
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
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
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.