St John Ambulance has launched a free first aid app specifically for cyclists.
With three million people now cycling three times a week or more the charity has created the app to ensure cyclists are equipped with the essential skills to help others in an emergency.
St John Ambulance believes everyone who needs it should have access to first aid and hopes to build the world’s largest first aid equipped cycling community so every cyclist knows how to help when an accident happens.
The new First Aid for Cyclists app contains advice on how to treat the most common injuries experienced by cyclists on Britain’s roads, as well as how to improvise with bike equipment at the scene of an accident.
Wayne Badcock, East of England operational cycling officer, said: ‘Our unique, free app is a new tool specifically aimed at equipping the increasing numbers of cyclists across the country with first aid skills and it should be as essential as a puncture repair kit.
“We know many cyclists have accidents on the road each year, sometimes resulting in injuries where first aid could have made a difference.
“As the nation’s leading first aid charity we want to ensure that the UK’s cycling community is equipped with first aid knowledge so that more cyclists can help where circumstances might need them.”