Pride's first aid cyclists

Pride's first aid cyclists

Pride's first aid cyclists

First published in News

A first aid charity will use bikes to help navigate the crowds at Brighton Pride.

St John Ambulance will be at next weekend’s event with 120 volunteer first aiders, doctors, nurses, ambulance crews and paramedics.

There will be four cycle responders and five ambulances to deal with minor medical problems to life or death emergencies.

Darren Owen, event support officer, said: “Cycle responders are useful at events where there are large crowds, as they can reach a casualty faster than foot patrols or ambulances.

“We have expanded their use at events like the London to Brighton bike ride and are now reintroducing them at Pride.”

After the parade the cycle responders will be used around the perimeter of the park and nearby streets.

On Saturday teams will work from 9am to 11pm throughout the festival area and until 2am on Sunday at the Village Party.

First aiders will work on Sunday until 11pm.

There will be first aid posts next to the Wild Fruit Tent, the Cabaret Tent and the main stage at Preston Park.

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9:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

gaay buoy says...

Cor dear!! I only hope they don't peddle around dressed in Lycra lol
They'll be getting molested all over the place hahahahaha Can't wait!
Cor dear!! I only hope they don't peddle around dressed in Lycra lol They'll be getting molested all over the place hahahahaha Can't wait! gaay buoy
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9:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

hellohonkytonks says...

Ooooohh!!! Do you mind where you park that bike
Ooooohh!!! Do you mind where you park that bike hellohonkytonks
  • Score: 18

9:33pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Rita Snatch says...

Come on Argus... get your information correct please.

The guys and girls on bikes have extended skills and are not the run-of-the-mill first aiders.

Their pannier bags carry defibs, oxygen, entonox, and airways as well as dressings.
Come on Argus... get your information correct please. The guys and girls on bikes have extended skills and are not the run-of-the-mill first aiders. Their pannier bags carry defibs, oxygen, entonox, and airways as well as dressings. Rita Snatch
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