I was alerted to a recent tragic incident involving a cyclist from Epsom. His fellow cyclists had no emergency contact number - and couldn't even tell the ambulance crew who to contact. This was distressing for all concerned. How can we avoid such an occurrence?
Please ensure your In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact telephone number is provided to the membership secretary (Simon Lambourn). This is a requirement in the Group Riding Guidelines. Your ICE is also included on your membership card. (Although these cards won't be issued in future, it is suggested that you still carry your existing card on rides). Or simply hold details in your wallet or phone.
Lets hope we never have to use ICE, but it's better to be safe than sorry.