In August 2006, a two-month trial began using…

In August 2006, a two-month trial began using cycles to respond to 999 calls in The City area of London. This follows from the success of established units in the West End and Heathrow. Here are two of the four medics with their bikes.
… As an emergency call comes in by mobile ‘phone from the control room, one medic makes a quick note of the details and then checks the route on the map.
… Both the paramedic and technician then head off to take the fastest route to the patient, cutting through traffic and side streets.
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