First Aid for Cyclists

In many other European countries everyone who holds a driving licence must also hold a valid first aid qualification.  This is not the case in the UK where road accidents kill around 3200 people each year.  There is no doubt that many unnecessary road deaths every year could be avoided if those who were first on the scene had basic life saving first aid skills.React First provide specialised first aid training for vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorbikers.  We also work with West Wing Enterprises, a JAUPT approved organisation to deliver Driver CPC training for professional drivers of taxis, minibuses, coaches and HGV's.

Course Calendar

Sorry, but we do not have a course scheduled at present. We run the course regularly, so please telephone or click here to use our enquiry form


Course - First Aid For Cyclists

First Aid for Cyclists can be run as a one or a two day course and is ideal for:

  • bikeability instructors
  • triathletes, road cyclists and off-road cyclists
  • event organisers and marshals
  • cycling coaches
  • cycle tour leaders

This is a fantastic course which draws the relevant elements from our Motorbike Road User First Aid course, the Sports First Aid course and the Outdoor First Aid course to create a highly relevant course for cyclists in all diciplines.No previous experience is required to attend this course. 

Certificates are valid for 3 years.

Course Timings

This a 7 or 8 hour course depending on your needs.

Course Content

If you also require an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate the course can be built around that.

  • Vital Signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour
  • Scene Safety - Managing a road traffic accident
  • Incident Management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents 
  • Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse
  • Breathing Problems - choking
  • Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – heart attack
  • Spinal Management - helmet removal, mechanism of injury

Booking a Course

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor.  You simply need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other. Ask about organising a course for your group >>

Happy Customers

“As a cycle instructor I was looking for a first aid course to not only tick the appropriate legal boxes but also to give me the confidence to deal with an incident should one arise. Within our local area we have 5 or 6 part time instructors all looking for the same thing but like myself mostly coming up against a brick wall with a course specific to both cycling and first aid.

After a bit of web search I found Jenny from React First and explained the problem and she was quick to put my mind at ease with a solution. When I had arranged for an agreeable date for the final 8 people attending the course Robin came to our facility armed with a number of dummies and other kit including his projector and screen – how it all fit in his car was an art in itself!.

As it happened, and probably to the surprise of all of us attending, Robin is also a cycle instructor among a number of other things and we extended the HSE required 6 hour duration of the course to include a further hour of cycle related discussion and incident management. This wasn't a separate hour but interspersed throughout the day to make a really relevant and informed day of training geared to exactly what we do.

Very informative, fun, hands on and the day flew by which is always a sign of a good course!Many thanks Robin and Jenny – see you in 3 years!"

Simon Tillyer, Bikeability Instructor.

Course - First Aid for Motorbikers

This one day course is ideal for

  • individual bikers
  • pillion passengers
  • event marshals
  • instructors
  • adventure holiday tour operators

For those venturing further afield a second day can be added to cover additional expedition and outdoor incident management skills.  Please contact us for details of this course.Motorbike first aid is a fun and practical course which gives everyone a great set of skills.  Combining a course for your club with one of our free myth busting talks to promote the day is another great way to improve responsibility on the roads.The course is designed by motorcyclists and typically delivered by two experienced trainers who are bikers themselves.  It takes you through those difficult decisions not covered by a standard basic first aid course, including when and how to remove a casualties helmet and managing scene safety.  Heavy leathers, armour and helmets means that delivering essential lifesaving first aid to bikers involves many additional considerations.   No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course.  Participants are asked to bring their own motorcycle gear with them as the course is centred around practical scenarios.Certificates are valid for 3 years.Course Contents

  • Vital Signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour
  • Incident Management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents
  • Safe best practice – protecting the scene
  • Casualty Moving and Handling techniques – when and how
  • Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse
  • Breathing Problems - choking
  • Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – heart attack
  • Spinal Management
  • Helmet Removal – when and how
  • Simulated Incidents – using your own bike gear

Course - FREE Myth Busting Talks for Motorbike Clubs

Our Free Myth Busting talk on motorbike first aid and incident management  is typically 15 minutes long and sets the record straight on the laws and guidelines for appropriate actions in first aid situations.  It is always well received and helps bike clubs generate interest among their members to organise and attend first aid courses.

Course - Driver CPC - Personal Safety and Incident Management

This is a JAUPT approved course which counts for 7 hours of driver CPC.

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