Mountain Biking is considered to be a risk-assumed sport. It is quite likely that you will have experienced some form of injury during your time riding even if it’s nothing more serious than a few scrapes. Do not be discouraged by the risks. Accidents are few and far between and the fun you have always outweighs the scrapes you collect.
Due to the nature of Mountain Biking and the distances and terrain covered First Aid provisions should always be considered when organising or going on a ride. When riding in an area like Cannock Chase for example, then keeping a First Aid kit in the car is more than adequate. However, it is always advisable to carry a small kit with you. A lot of people find out that they need a first aid kit and knowledge of first aid after the accident has occurred.
We at SM&RT Circles ltd have designed a bespoke First Aid course that is centered upon the mountain bike world. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail!!!!!
If you are planning on heading off on a long trip lasting several hours in potentially remote areas, then carrying a first aid kit really is the responsible thing to do. This doesn’t mean to say that every rider should be lumbered with a large rucksack carrying a full on crash kit with De-Fib! Whilst it really is a good idea to have at least one First Aid certified rider in your group, even if you don’t you should still carry a sufficient First Aid Kit.
The course can be designed to meet your needs and complies with the required standard of training and assessment to meet the guidelines set by the HSE.
The course covers:
- Incident Management
- Basic Life Support Procedures
- Dealing with an unconscious casualty
- Heart Disease and CPR
- Burns and wounds
- Head and spinal injuries
- Managing fractures, sprains and soft tissue injuries
- Accident Reporting
- Crush injuries
Mountain Bike First Aid (in house course) 4 hours Cost £40 Per Person
For group costs contact SM&RT CIRCLES Ltd