Cycling Paramedics

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by starseven, 31 Oct 2007.

  1. starseven

    starseven Guest

    Whilst surfing you tube I also spotted these Cycling Paramedics, was it a bit of publicity or are they still in business??
  2. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    There was one on last Friday's CM. They're very effective in London.
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    see them all the time in London. Good for close by call outs, anything over 8 miles and there not that great
  4. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    There were some active in York I think (c.3 years ago), but I've not seen them since I came back - are they still about? Arch? Mickle?
  5. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Saw at least a couple in Manchester in the summer, not sure if they're still deployed or not.
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    One had left his bike unlocked while popping into a shop on Bishopsgate the other day, I had a fleeting thought of nicking it but then the moment was gone!
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK

    Yes they are. It was a cycle paramedic first on the scene when I last had to call for an ambulance. He was with me within 2 minutes, the van turning up after about 5. Sadly, too late already, but somehow the bike connection was a tiny, tiny comfort and distraction.
  8. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    I think the St John's Ambulance have their own cycle crew who worked their magic during the London bit of the TdF.
  9. rob_mcp

    rob_mcp New Member

    I'll ask the one in Aylesbury next time I see him!
  10. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    I saw one doing a show type thing in Milton Keynes the other day. Never seen one working.
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Surely that's a good thing! :blush:
  12. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    They are often to be seen patrolling the centre of York. I saw one once, looking embarrassed, because the rain had got into his two-tone and shorted it, and it was making all sorts of odd whines and funny noises...
  13. Bokonon

    Bokonon Über Member

    There is, or was (I haven't seen any recently,) a couple in Leeds. Apparently very fast at getting to incidents in heavy traffic, though that isn't really surprising.

    The bikes were equipped with a fairly loud ambulance-sounding siren and a totally ineffective flashing blue LED lamp. I once observed a paramedic trying to ride through a junction against a red light whilst on 'blues and twos.' It appeared that drivers could hear the siren and were being a little cautious, but as they could not see an emergency vehicle were proceeding anyway (as would be their right, as they had the green light) and treating the hi-viz cyclist as any other RLJer.
  14. atbman

    atbman Veteran

    Leeds still operating
  15. longers

    longers Veteran

    They work at large airports too don't they?:blush:
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