Bicycle First Aid Kits: Should you Carry one?
Accidents on the bike can happen to any one at any time, but are you prepared for them, and do you need to be?
Accidents can happen on the bike, and while we can’t always prevent them, we can help prepare for them in a variety of ways. Having adequate protection, kit and bike set-up are just a few of the basic ways to ensure a safe ride.
Unfortunately not all accidents are down to user error, there’s many external influences that can cause us to have a tumble. Other riders, drivers and pedestrians can interfere with our flow, and ultimately a come-off.
Cycling first aid kits have been around for some time now, and while some riders refuse to leave the house without one, others feel it’s additional and unnecessary weight. We take cycle safety very seriously, so we decided to take a gander into how necessary it is to carry first aid supplies.
A first aid kit doesn’t mean you have to raid your bathroom cabinet for all sorts of bottles, pills and dressings, so you can leave the thermometer and stethoscope at home. First aid is essentially the first port of call in case of an accident or emergency. As we aren’t all qualified healthcare professionals, most of us are only skilled enough to use the basic essentials, anyway.
Basic First Aid for Cyclists
A first aid kit will usually contain only dry tools. Plasters, bandages, wadding, and micro-pore tape. Some kits will go the extra distance to include alcohol wipes, scissors and tweezers.
These essentials will help you to deal with common ailments: grazes, cuts and open wounds.
For more serious injuries such as broken bones or head injuries, it’s advised to not touch anything and call the emergency services.
*3 heavy duty velcro straps that allow it to be secured to any location
Made of 600D (denier) waterproof nylon with a rugged zipper closure
*Reflective safety strips to maximize visibility especially when used at night
*Travels well and perfect for use at home, in a car, kayak, wheelchair, stroller, boat or bicycles
*Small and portable for activities including sports, camping, marine, hunting, fishing, or just around the house
Material of the bag
Polyester and PVC bag
Size & Weight
19.5x12x 4cm or customized
OPP BAG or gift box
First aid kit Contents:
Alcohol prep pad