Cyclists in Norfolk have been urged to download a free first aid app to help others if they are involved in an emergency.

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With three million people now cycling three times a week or more, St John Ambulance has created the app to ensure cyclists are equipped with the essential skills to help others in an emergency.

The app contains advice on how to treat the most common injuries experienced by cyclists on Britain’s roads, as well as how to improvise with bike equipment at the scene of an accident.

Wayne Badcock, East of England operational cycling officer, said: “Our unique, free app, is a new tool specifically aimed at equipping the increasing numbers of cyclists across the country with first aid skills and should be as essential as a puncture repair kit. We know many cyclists have accidents on the road each year, sometimes resulting in injuries where first aid could have made a difference. As the nation’s leading first aid charity, we want to ensure that the UK’s cycling community is equipped with first aid knowledge, so that more cyclists can help where circumstances might need them.”

For further information, visit www.sja.org.uk/cycling

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