As I'm out running in the Rossendale area I often see small groups of children being trained or coached on road cycling safety. I think back to the time when I got into trouble from my own father for riding two miles into town one Sunday afternoon with a friend. He was right to be cross; I did not have an ounce of road safety training.
Despite safety training, accidents will of course happen and whilst hopefully the majority of these will be minor, some will inevitably be emergencies.
As more and more people reach for their bike following the incredible win of the 2018 tour de France by Welshman Geraint Thomas it's a great time to consider cycle safety.
Here I talk about something Halfords won't offer you when you go to buy a bike, helmet and clothing... the Vital ID Sports ID band and in particular how You ID Me upgrades the band to include the winning You ID Me service - see www.you-id.me
In short, You ID Me is the UK's leading emergency ID and alert service which can be used by anyone who carries and emergency ID product. And we feel that with UK roads and the volume of traffic thereon, cyclists are without doubt in need of carrying emergency ID.
How You ID Me works
A unique 12 digit ID is provided to people carrying emergency ID products (bracelet, wristband, necklace or identity card).
In the event of an emergency any first responder can input the unique ID number into the You ID Me portal using a smartphone, tablet or PC to retrieve all the ID carrier's vital information.
It's fast and no app is needed to use the system at any point.
The real power lies in You ID Me's ability to alert emergency contacts or loved ones that there is an emergency.
This is what Lee means when he refers to the Platinum Plan. Learn more about what You ID Me is here: https://www.you-id.me/what-is-you-id-...
Please do comment and let us know your own experiences of cycling safety in the UK or about carrying ID when you are out cycling alone or as part of a group.
Until next time ^lc.
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Latest version of our best selling Sport ID Safety Wristband.
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The information may be updated an UNLIMITED number of times. So changes to medication or contact numbers no longer requires a replacement card!
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We're a small team working hard to ensure that carrying ID is secure, easy and affordable for our customers.