cycling first aid
Our Cycling First Aid course has been developed by cyclists for cyclists, who better to understand the issues arising when cyclist meets stationary object or moving target, than those who are out there on two unmotorised wheels. Offering strategies to deal with incidents you may face while out on your bike.
This course covers cycling specific incidents and injuries, with hands-on practical sessions related to the cycling environment. Helmet removal, making a scene safe and treating injuries are some of the areas covered on this course.
cyclists - onroad and offroad
cycling club lead riders
cycling and triathlon coaches
unit 1: emergency action (7hrs)
unit 2: incident management (7hrs)
unit 1: emergency action
In addtion to the life-saving first aid requirements which meet an appointed persons certificate, unit 1 includes scene safety, helmet removal and mechanism of injury. It considers making a scene safe, looks at when you would remove a helmet and what possible injuries you may have to deal with given the limited protective gear worn by cyclists.
unit 2: incident management
Incidents don't happen in isolation, there are usually bystanders and fellow cyclists to manage. Building on the knowelge from unit 1, we develop skills to manage incidents, including managing suspected spinal injuries, monitoring a casualty and injuries in more detail.
The cycling first aid course is a pathway module of the First Aid for Sport course which appears on the National Qualification Framework (NQF). Further details are available on the NQF database:
It also meets the requirements for an appointed persons certificate for coaching required by British Cycling, Scottish Cycling, Welsh Cycling and the British Triathlon Association (BTA).