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ID Bracelet

SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
edited December 2018 in Road beginners
I carry an info card in my saddle bag but I prefer the idea of having an ID with some basic medical info (allergies & blood group plus next-of-kin) on my wrist for if I ever need to be scraped up.

I like the American one, as advertised by Levi Leipheimer - seems much nicer & better quality than those available in the UK (that I have seen). http://www.roadid.com/Common/LearnMore.aspx?PID=37

Has anyone here ordered one? Any difficulties with it being a US company?

Does anyone have any suggestions of UK based ones, ideally with an online link so once in hospital the docs can log on and it displays a more detailed medical history etc.

Has anyone made their own? I guess you could make one and create your own website, but seems a huge faff, but possible.

Any thoughts welcome :-)
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  • spinndriftspinndrift Posts: 185
    Got my wife a roadid for Christmas and no problems at all with ordering or delivery.

    Ended up getting one myself too in the finish - I'd certainly recommend buying from them.
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  • flasherflasher Posts: 1,729
    Couple of mates have the roadid bands, came quickly and without any grief. Personally I got a couple of helmet id's, don't have to remember to put anything on, well except the helmet!

    http://www.theidbandco.com/Sports-Helmet-ID-Tags-17
  • Dodger747Dodger747 Posts: 305
    Ordered several times from Road ID, a truly excellent company!

    I have the dog tags and bracelet on for all my rides.
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  • 1_reaper1_reaper Posts: 322
    I have one and found them prompt and easy to deal with :D
  • gwillisgwillis Posts: 998
    +1 road ID never take mine off quality is really good (clasp etc is a good as my tag huer)
  • Stoo48Stoo48 Posts: 54
    +1 For Road ID, I am in the US and the service was brilliant, if you use theis Coupon Code: EVEA7GR you get $2 off the price.

    An excellent company to deal with.
  • NuggsNuggs Posts: 1,804
    Another vote for RoadID. I've ordered a few bands from them and I've never had any issues.
  • +1 for Road ID. I have something called Addisons Disease and should ware a medic alert all the time but they are truly awful, so ordered a Road ID Elite in black which looks pretty smart and ware this all the time. I also have the standard Sport wrist band and ware that one when out on the bike.

    Not so long ago the bracelet part on the Elite broke. One of the pins just gave up and i look after it pretty good. I sent them a pic and details of it and they promptly ordered and dispatched a new clasp part. Superb company and excellent product
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  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,433
    +1 for Road ID. No probs dealing with them, I think mine took about a week to arrive.
    I've got the standard one with the velcro strap; on it I have name, partial address, three contact numbers and blood group.
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  • SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
    Great thanks for all the positive feedback. sounds like a good compamny to deal with.
  • +1 again for road id. Very good value and excellent service!
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  • defflerdeffler Posts: 829
    Secteur wrote:
    I carry an info card in my saddle bag but I prefer the idea of having an ID with some basic medical info (allergies & blood group plus next-of-kin) on my wrist for if I ever need to be scraped up.

    I like the American one, as advertised by Levi Leipheimer - seems much nicer & better quality than those available in the UK (that I have seen). http://www.roadid.com/Common/LearnMore.aspx?PID=37

    Has anyone here ordered one? Any difficulties with it being a US company?

    Does anyone have any suggestions of UK based ones, ideally with an online link so once in hospital the docs can log on and it displays a more detailed medical history etc.

    Has anyone made their own? I guess you could make one and create your own website, but seems a huge faff, but possible.

    Any thoughts welcome :-)

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  • racingcondorracingcondor Posts: 1,434
    I don't particularly use it anymore as I rarely ride solo but I'm another satisfied customer. Excellent company to deal with.
  • Yup, can vouch for RoadID too. Never go out without my dog-tag.
  • The crash card scheme that's used for motorcyclists is a similar idea but obviously more motorbike based. It's a shame there's no equivalent scheme for cyclists.

    http://www.gov.im/dhss/health/primaryhe ... shcard.xml
  • I use Medic Alert www.medicalert.org.uk and have done for many years. They store your condition and there is a huge range of bracelets chains etc that you can have.

    I highly recommend them
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  • lastantlastant Posts: 526
    +1 for RoadID, got myself a couple (moved, so got a new one). There's room for six lines of text, mine are as follows. I've got the name, then the number then (Dad), (Mum) and (G/F) afterwards for the contact numbers...:

    Name
    House No., Postcode, London
    Row of '-'s (just for design purposes!)
    Contact number
    Contact number
    Contact number

    On ordering the second one it was only a few dollars more to get the whole thing as opposed to just the new 'plate' so I now have an ankle one and a wrist one. Out of the two I reckon the ankle one is the better, can just wrap it round a leg and forget (and it's another bit of reflective material in the evenings).
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  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    Flasher wrote:
    Couple of mates have the roadid bands, came quickly and without any grief. Personally I got a couple of helmet id's, don't have to remember to put anything on, well except the helmet!

    http://www.theidbandco.com/Sports-Helmet-ID-Tags-17
    I think the helmet I'D is a brilliant.idea and paramedics know about them
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  • andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
    I was thinking about these as a local shop has them in, anyone know anything of them?

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  • ads2kads2k Posts: 135
    I found and used this company for mine. I ordered the UK special edition one.

    http://www.iceid.co.uk/

    Very happy with the results and it keeps the Mrs' happy when I'm out on my own :).

    Recommended, and if you don't want to wait/buy something from the USA.
  • colin267colin267 Posts: 8
    Good value ID Tags from: http://www.sportidtags.co.uk/

    Colin
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    A couple of clubmates have just established this business:

    http://www.onelifeid.com
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • SwosSwos Posts: 27
    Excellent just ordered one of these from Road ID
  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    Stanley222 wrote:
    Great ideas but you can get engraved tags on eBay for a fraction of the price!

    Stanley222 wrote:
    Or you could go to eBay and order a medical dog tag for a few pounds with anything you like engraved on the rear :wink:

    :lol::lol:

    I'm loving the way your sound advice is being totally ignored by everyone.

    ebay - set of engraved dogtags start at £3.00

    roadid - cheapest option plus international postage £11

    You'd think cyclists were a bunch of poseurs or something...

    :wink:
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    Nuggs wrote:
    Another vote for RoadID. I've ordered a few bands from them and I've never had any issues.
    yes - really good service, but over packaged, which must add to the cost without justification - ps - they do group discount too, so get your mates to order 15 or more and they knock around 15% off
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  • DougallDougall Posts: 49
    Just ordered a new pair of embossed dog tags from http://www.dog-tags.co.uk/dogtags.php

    Cost about £5 for 2 & it's got my personal details on 1 & medical details on the other.
    Dispatched about an hour after ordering yesterday too & had no problems with the last set I ordered.
    Much cheaper than the RoadID stuff
  • CrankbrotherCrankbrother Posts: 1,695
    I carry a bank card ... If it gets that bad emergency services need called then it's a scoosh for them to use this to get address/medical info ...

    Plus if i die riding a bike i die happy (apart from the ladt 5 secs/5 hours depending on circumstances) ...

    Caveat: my gf can feed the dog ...
  • wac100wac100 Posts: 20
    +1 for Road ID :D
    Having read the posts from the start I ordered one and it came today and i'm well impressed.
    I got the Wrist sport with the usual info:- name, partial address with postcode, contact name and numbers and blood group, so yeah brilliant!!.
  • HerbsmanHerbsman Posts: 2,029
    Unless I had a medical condition I would rather refuse to accept that it could happen to me. Putting an ID tag on before every ride would just serve as a grim reminder. I want my riding to be fun and carefree. If the worst does happen then so be it.
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