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  • Do you carry id?

     Abzz updated 11 years, 9 months ago 8 Members · 8 Posts
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  • hugo15

    Member
    26 July 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Do you carry id with you when you are out on the bike? The story below is about a guy in the Lake District who has been in a crash but didn’t have any id on him. The police are having terrible trouble trying to find out who he is.

    http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/4512923.Cyclist_fighting_for_his_life/

    I got myself one of these after reading a similar story a couple of years ago

    http://www.dog-tags.co.uk/

    Must be worth a fiver to so that if something happens while you are out on your bike they can let your family know?

  • Gunner

    Member
    26 July 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Got to admit that I don’t, something I should look into really.

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    26 July 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I carry one of my business cards, my phone, about £20 in cash, a tazer, revolver and truncheon ….well, I do live near west London. 😉

  • johnrocketfuel

    Member
    26 July 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Just a thought but surely the Police could match the serial number of the bike, check with Ribble who it was sold to.

    Carrying ID is definately a good idea. I also make sure i have my phone with me.

    JB

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    26 July 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Yes, I have done for years, I wear a ‘SOS Talisman’ necklace

    http://www.medical-bracelets.co.uk/

    The problem with dog-tags like those are that they are (usually) damned awkward to engrave (with a DIY/pet-shop engraver), & that not many people have the proper ‘belt with a hammer’ number/letter punches

    ‘SOS Talismans’ come with additional paper strips, so it can be updated easily at anytime.

    I also carry a (computer) printed card in my pocket with name/address/date-of-birth/relevant phone-numbers

  • Agman

    Member
    26 July 2009 at 11:08 pm

    When I used to court the ex-girlfriend many moons ago and when we would go walking and did the coast to coast walk. She would always carry a NHS medical card, I asked why, me being dumb at the time. She said just in case if an emergency arise, she probably was right.

    Mmmm, where’s mine, gonna need it for my forcoming epic double coast to coast bike ride next month.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    27 July 2009 at 8:28 am

    Never go out on my own, although there is always that possibility that two of you could crash and be unconcious.

  • Abzz

    Member
    27 July 2009 at 11:45 am

    Poor sod, I hope he pulls through 🙁

    Thats a good point Hugo.

    If on a long ride I carry my debit card and phone so hopefully I could be identifed through those, but like Steve I think i’ll pop a business card with my home addy and number on the back in my little saddle bag just in case.

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