We hope this never happens of course. It's the first guideline in the Group Riding Guidelines, and the importance of having emergency contact details was stressed again recently at a CTC Ride Leaders' workshop attended by Peter Carpenter. What should we all do?
- Fill in our details on the back of the SWLDA membership card - but as Jeff Tollerman recently discovered, exposure to moisture can render this illegible.
- Put 'ICE' (In Case of Emergency) details into your phone: follow these links for Android or iPhone; for 'traditional' (non-smart) phones, add a contact starting with the letters ICE. If the phone can be locked, check that the ICE contact can be seen without unlocking the phone - and test it! Phones vary, but Google often has helpful advice...
- We intend to add ICE information to the Wayfarers contact list, which is carried by several people on rides. This would increase the chance of having the details available if necessary on a ride. We can discuss this at the AGM - and of course anyone who's unhappy with this can opt out.