Automatic External Defibrillator for Goulburn Cycle Club thanks to donation

Jul 24, 2017 by

Goulburn Cycle Club have utilised a donation of $1,000 from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust to assist with purchasing an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) for the Club.

Cycling NSW is encouraging all cycling clubs to obtain a defibrillator and train members in its use, following a number of recent cardiac associated incidents at NSW cycling competitions.

Chris Berry, secretary of Goulburn Cycle Club said, “since the purchase of the AED, club first aid officers have been pleased to receive training in its use. The club has some 15 qualified first aid officers who have all welcomed the addition of the defibrillator to the club’s first aid equipment, which is on hand at all of our cycling events.”

With over 35 summer and winter local club races as well as a number of major cycling events hosted by the club each year, the defibrillator is an essential addition to our first aid equipment for the added safety of the hundreds of competitors regularly involved in these events.

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust is pleased to assist the Goulburn Cycle Club with purchasing this vital piece of first aid equipment for the safety of its members and visitors and hopes that although it is available, it is never required to be used.