First aiders geared up for cycling festival

People learning first aid

The Hawick Festival of Cycling took place recently, with the event attracting thousands of visitors to the Borders town.

The safety of riders and attendees was at the forefront and Borders College welcomed four candidates onto their REHIS Emergency First Aid at Work one-day course at the Hawick campus prior to the festival.

Coinciding with stage seven of the Tour of Britain, the event was aimed at encouraging people of all ages to get on a bike and enjoy a mixture of activities planned over a three-week period.

The festival, which took place from 22 August – 11 September, was organised by former Borders College Assistant Principal David Killean. 

David and a further three volunteers - Linsey Renwick, Kevin Elliot and Peter Smith attended the training, which provided them with confidence and knowledge to carry out first aid if required at any of the enthusiastic events.

The course was thoroughly enjoyed by all, with candidates commenting:

“The course was refreshing, practical, really hands-on and an enjoyable experience.”

“Enjoyed the enthusiasm of the trainer. Useful examples and materials helped to keep me engaged and relate to the course.”

You can look at all the great cycling events that took place during the festival by visiting:

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