It is with great sadness I have to report the passing of our old friend Gav Bache the leader of our sister organisation Midlands Bike Marshals……Gav and I cooperated greatly, many long hours spent on the phone together planning and exchanging views and opinions to enhance our joint passions of safety at events. Gav was also a computer guru and was responsible for the design and building of this website. Our prayers and sympathy go to Fiona and Gav’s extended family and of course to our great friends at Midland Bike Marshals Ride With The Angels Gav (Safely of course !)
Last Sunday, most of the team member met up for a pre-season get together. After enjoying a lovely carvery lunch at the Toby Carvery we travelled the 250 yards to nearby Warrington Fire Station where we used the Community Room for our meeting. We discussed various topics as to how the Group was progressing and the events we are booked on this season. It was fantastic and very unusual to get everyone together at the same time…..we must try to do it again ! The three wives escaped across the road to Matalan for some retail therapy.
Video of the Bikemarshals Team escorting cyclist Nick Giles on his epic 152 mile ride through Snowdonia on the 2nd February. Nick was raising money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society
The original video was too large for this account so had to be converted to Utube.
This week….six of our members attended a training session hosted by members of the Knutsford Community First Responders Group learning how to save lives, practising CPR and becoming acquainted with the A.E.D. (Automated External Defibrillator) of which we now carry two machines whilst attending events. A.E.D.s are now becoming quite regularly available to members of the public to use in an emergency…and whilst they are very simple to use, its much better if you have had some basic training. The Knutsford group offer FREE training sessions monthly…….
Eight of our members will be attending a Heartstart Course on tthe 2nd of February when they will be honing their first aid skills and learning about our newly acquired AED (defib) The course is organised by Knutsford Community First Responder Trust and is open to members of the public FREE OF CHARGE. They have successfully trained hundreds of people in the area in dealing with heart attack emergencies in the Knutsford area, their First Responders attend Red Calls on behalf of North West Ambulance and undoubtedly many lives have been saved by the group of volunteers.
Our grateful thanks to Adrian and his Knutsford Community First Responder Trust team for facilitating this free training to the Bikemarshals group.
Our final engagement of 2016 took us to Liverpool to escort the annual Christmas Toy Run to Alder Hey Hospital delivering a mountain of toys and gifts for the unfortunate kids who will be in hospital during Christmas. Its always an honour and pleasure to assist on this one