Essential First Aid for Cyclists




Essential First Aid for Cyclists

This course covers essential first aid for cyclists to give you the skills to be able to help yourself and others if involved in an accident. The course is designed as an introduction to basic first aid in a cycling environment. For a more comprehensive course please see  First Aid for Cyclists which includes CPR, spinal injuries, when to move them, asthma and breathing problems, heat exhaustion and much more.

The course consists of illustrated step-by-step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and a short test yourself section fully compatible with all computers and mobile devices. You will be able to stop and start as often as you like and on completion you will be able to print your certificate.

It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course, or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat in unpredictable real life situations. If you suspect serious illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical advice.

The author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however this course is merely a guide and the author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person, however caused.

The course material has been written by Emma Hammett, qualified nurse, first aid trainer and founder of First Aid for Life in conjunction with other medical and first aid professionals. If you have any queries concerning this course, please contact


Action in an emergency

Keep yourself safe

Priorities of treatment

Information to give the emergency services

The primary survey – how to help in an emergency





Unresponsive and breathing

How to put someone into the recovery position

Wounds and bleeding

How to treat a bleeding wound


Embedded objects


Symptoms of shock

Breaks, sprains and dislocations

How do you know if they have broken a bone?

Treatment for soft tissue injuries or possible closed fractures

When to call an ambulance

Head injuries

What to look for and what to do

Compression and concussion

Skull fracture

How to recognise if something is seriously wrong

Road traffic accidents – how to help!

Final test-yourself section and certificate