Ever since the tragic incident a few months ago when a cyclist collapsed (and later sadly died) at Norton Summit without any ID I've been taking my identification more seriously. Finally last week after reading some ride advice on the Gawler Wheelers group page that a proper ID product is recommended on their rides I bought a HelmetID from OutdoorID.com.au
From that the company approached me and offered a pretty good deal on their products.
Adelaide Cyclists members who buy any of their products will save 15%.
This includes HelmetID, Dog Tags, WristIDs, ShoeIDs and their Jimi Wallets.
All the details on how to get the discount is on the Members Specials page here.
These are a brilliant product especially the helmet item as it helped the ambulance people back in march of this year when I was hit! You may be concious but not in any shape to know anything such as your name etc etc, this ID stuck to the helmet is invaluable in providing whatever information you would like to record..
Record simple stuff like your name, blood group, any medications or allergies, contact names & numbers etc....Buy it and hope it's never put to use!
These are a terrific product, my wife got me a wrist id the other day after reading about them in a blog and combined with my accident a couple of months ago made her buy me one straight away. The majority of my commutes are around 2330 or midnight and this alleviates some of the worry for your family. I also have information on the sticker inside my helmet as well
I've had one of their wrist IDs for a long time now and never cycle without it. Didn't get the helmet tag as I've experienced how smashed up helmets can get. I figure that, short of losing an arm :-( the wrist band will remain in place and someone will eventually check a pulse there.
Might take advantage of the special and get a couple more for my nephews. 11 & 13yos think they are invincible and act accordingly ;-)
So do some 50 yos.
I keep an old drivers licence in my saddlebag but In think I'll get a wrist ID band, I'm not sure how many people would think to look in the saddlebag.
Mate, you are male so "mature" age is irrelevant!! :-)
Wrist bands are reflective and the cards inside them can hold a fair bit of info. They are also on your person. When I got mine there was a package deal for wrist, helmet and shoe if you want to cover all bases.
Yep, I use their wrist band.
Agreed wrist band appeals for ambos and ED staff .. They mot may would think to look in a saddle bag but wrist band is eyecatching !
Someone last year on this site who knows people who work as ambos was saying there is a set procedure for what is checked. Checking for wrist or dog tags was part of that. Has to be because so many people wear medi-alert bracelets. I imagine for cyclists the helmet tags would be well known as well.
Don't forget to enter. I am actually still waiting on my order. I think it's on that wrecked ship!