Actions to take in the event of an accident whilst out on a ride

  • Assess the situation considering your own safety and that of the casualty
  • If the casualty is in imminent danger where they are, ensuring the safety of others,
    carefully move them to a place of safety
  • Assess the casualty and if the injury is thought to be a serious call for an ambulance
  • If the injury is not thought to be serious clear the highway of all people and bike(s)
  • In cold weather use a foil blanket to keep the casualty warm
  • Record the registration and driver details of any other vehicles involved
  • Collect the names and details of any witnesses
  • If there is damage to person or property caused by the cyclist or a third party contact
    the police
  • If the casualty is conscious and wishes you to, contact their next of kin (NOK)
  • If the casualty is unable to provide that information, check if they are carrying a
    Wheelers NOK card and inform their NOK
  • If the ride leader is unaware of the accident inform them as soon as possible, the
    ride leader will then decide what to do with the rest of the group -whether to
    continue the ride or wait with the casualty

Once the situation has been dealt with an accident report form needs completing by
the club witness/ ride leader and sending to

Remember that members of British Cycling receive 3 rd party insurance and legal support as part of their membership.

Accident Form