First Aid for Bikers
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First Aid for Bikers

This is a 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course specifically designed for those who are involved in any form of cycling and will cover the requirements to be able to undertake the role of the First Aider when in rural and the more remote regions of the UK where emergency medical assistance may be more than 30 minutes away.


The learner will gain the first aid skills and knowledge to provide first aid competently and confidently in an outdoor remote environment. This course is specifically delivered with cyclists in mind and will focus on the medium of cycling within the above context.


A minimum of 16 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, as well as practical activities outside and some pre-course activity could be required.

  • First Aid Equipment
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Prioritising treatment
  • Environmental factors
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Bandaging
  • Moving a casualty
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Heart attacks
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Chest injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Burns and scalds
  • Spinal injuries
  • Dealing with Body Armor
  • Helmets
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Bites and stings
  • Minor injuries

For every session, we expect our customers to wear a suitable helmet and protective equipment whilst riding. Please pack enough food and water for the day, plus more for emergencies. Weather is changeable, so pack enough warm, waterproof and breathable layers to see you through the day. There will be parts of the day where you are static.  If you are unsure of exactly what to bring just ask.

You will require a bike in full working order. Bike hire is also available from our partners, so please do not hesitate to ask.


Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours,

Ratio and Skill Level

The normal ratio for first aid courses is 1 – 12.

As we offer a practical biking first aid course the ratio is 1 – 6.


Skill level

No previous First Aid Experience is required, however to fully participate it is a requirement of this course that participants should be able to ride comfortable on easy trails, such as forest tracks.


A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.

The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.