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South Yorkshire bikers rescue cyclist

(L to R): Bill Peacock & Brian Newbold helped to save a cyclist involved in a road traffic collision, after taking part in the BikerDown course at Edlington Fire Station.

(L to R): Bill Peacock & Brian Newbold helped to save a cyclist involved in a road traffic collision, after taking part in the BikerDown course at Edlington Fire Station.

 

A biking duo have come to the rescue of a stricken cyclist.

Bikers Brian Newbold and Bill Peacock came across a collision on a country road near York, involving a car and a cyclist.

The pair made sure the casualty was stable and in a safe place off the road, and then controlled the traffic to ensure a quick access for the ambulance.

This comes just weeks after Brian and Bill attended a BikerDown course at Edlington Fire Station, which teaches bikers how to respond when they come across another road used that has been involved in a road traffic collision. Bill Peacock said of the incident: “Had it not been for the training we had recently received courtesy of the BikerDown programme, I would have been clueless in how to react in this situation. The training we received on that evening undoubtedly helped all concerned manage a difficult incident with confidence.”

The BikerDown course is run by the Safer Roads Partnership and is a free, two hour course that seeks to educate bikers on how to deal with an incident on the roads when they are first on the scene.

The course runs at a number of fire stations across the county covering basic first aid, scene safety and traffic collision management.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Station Manager Darren Perrott said; “Brian and Bill’s experience proves that training sessions like this really do work. They give people the confidence and knowledge of what actions to take at the scene of a serious incident - skills that can ultimately prove lifesaving.”

 

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