Tweed Heads Free motorcycle first-and course

Free motorcycle first-aid course offered

If you come across a rider down, have you done a first-aid course so you know how to apply relevant emergency aid? There are various motorcycle-specific first-aid courses offered around the country, but Tweed Heads Council is offering a first-aid workshop for free next weekend (Saturday 23 November 2019) at the Pottsville Beach Community Hall. …

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Combat medic plans 'medicycle' for indigenous Rick Carey Royal Enfield Classdicx 500 Pegasus limited edition

Combat medic plans ‘medicycle’ for indigenous

A former elite soldier and combat medic is raising funds to buy and equip a “medicycle” to bring crucial medical relief to indigenous communities in far north Australia. Rick Carey, 64, of the Snowy Mountains, recently completed a three-month, 25,000km fundraising trip through the Northern Territory on his Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus. He raised …

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Dehydration dust storm

Heatwave kills rider and hiker in outback

The current heatwave sweeping the nation has claimed the life of a motorcyclist in the Outback, again highlighting the danger to riders of dehydration. The body of rider Daniel Price was found near the Gibb River Rd in the remote Kimberley district of Western Australia yesterday afternoon. He had been missing for several days while average …

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First Aid for Motorcyclists expanding

First Aid For Motorcyclists courses are now available right across Australia and will soon be expanding to New Zealand, say new owners Debb and Bryan Geerts. Debb is one of the founders of 2WheelBabes which has been running Babe Raid rallies across the country since 2009. The former nurse says she is moving on from …

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Road safety crash accident motorcycle focus bleeding ambulance ride paramedic

Stop bleeding to save riders’ lives

Quick application of a proper tourniquet to stop bleeding could help save the lives of crashed riders, according to a two-time Australian Road Safety Awards finalist. Janine Nicholas of the Rider Down motorcycle first-aid skills program says bleeding control is the single most important skill that will save lives of motorcyclists.  “We know that the …

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First Aid for Motorcyclists organisers Roger Fance Tracy Hughes

First Aid for Motorcyclists seeks new owner

First Aid for Motorcyclists founders Tracy Hughes and Roger Fance are leaving the business and looking for someone willing to pick up the reins. Roger says Tracy has unfortunately developed a “serious health issue” this year and undergone extensive treatment. “This will continue into 2018 and so we have made the difficult decision to put …

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Ducati Club First Aid For Motorcyclists

Ducati club encourages first-aid lessons

Eight members of the Ducati Owners Club of Queensland (above) recently attended a First Aid For Motorcyclists course in Ipswich and encouraged others to take the lessons. Club member Gary Edgar penned the following article about the lessons he learned for the next issue of their club mag Desmochronicle: For most riders, unless you’ve done a first-aid course, …

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First Aid for Motorcyclists course

First aid course returns to Queensland

The First Aid for Motorcyclists course founders are heading north to Queensland again to run their important courses in several centres from March. Motorbike Writer is a proud sponsor of the course which has toured the country and set up trainers in several centres. The course was put together by Tracy Hughes and partner Roger Fance who are highly qualified …

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