Road ID Tags

is there a UK version?

20 messages
10/12/2009 at 17:59

Whilst out running at 6.30am last Sunday morning I suddenley realised that no-one had any idea where I was or even that I was out at all. I don't normally go out that early and it hit home just how dark, quiet and traffic-free the world is at that time (although it was great to see the sun come up!!) so I've looked at getting some sort of ID to wear apart from my mobile phone that I usually carry with me. 

I've seen these (hope the link works) and wondered if we had a UK version? If not, can anyone whos got one of them recommend them?

I have tried a Cram Tag but I like the idea of the whole database malarky for contact telephone numbers/health info and photo etc.

Thank you!!!

10/12/2009 at 18:01
there is      www.iceid.co.uk
Farnie    pirate
10/12/2009 at 18:04
I just used the US site, they are very good
10/12/2009 at 18:04
RoadId will deliver very quickly to the UK - I have one and it arrived within a week of ordering. I think IceID copied the original idea from RoadID and wasn't around when I ordered mine
Farnie    pirate
10/12/2009 at 18:05

and this code gets you 10% off

pcHoliday293

10/12/2009 at 18:06

The RoadID guys have a deal on at the moment

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See you had the email as well Farnie

Edited: 10/12/2009 at 18:07
10/12/2009 at 18:34
Thanks everyone........looks like I'll be doing some internet shopping!!!
10/12/2009 at 18:39

I use AlertID - there was an initial minor problem and their MD contacted me, apologised and promptly gave me 3 years free subscription. They have been absolutely wonderful.

The tags are firm but very light and highly visible and their database is quite extensive. I needed this option as I had a stroke 2 years ago AND I have a number of allergies.

D

The Trickster    pirate
11/12/2009 at 08:38

I've got a Road ID wrist band that I ordered from the US site. I like their new 'Elite' range allowing you to log contact details online although the phone number (to access said details) is a US one (details can still be accessed online).

I've also just taken advantage of the 10% discount to get a tag for my running shoes since I normally run out in the country on my own rather than on roads.

11/12/2009 at 13:45
I use dog tags - http://www.dog-tags.co.uk/ - cheaper than road ID.
11/12/2009 at 14:18
My RoadID is an integral part of my running kit - I just don't leave the house without it. I actually forgot my knee brace the other day (!), but not my ID braceletbandythingy.
12/12/2009 at 10:09

I've had a 'SOS Talisman' around my neck for years, it's just had new paper-strips over the time, which are updated as needed, with new phone numbers/altered addresses.

Okay, maybe it's not as tough as a nylon band around the wrist (but bracelets are available too)

http://www.medical-bracelets.co.uk/

17/02/2013 at 19:17

Military dog tags, £2.50 on eBay.

17/02/2013 at 19:21
Cracking first post
18/02/2013 at 09:04

Certainly brief and to the point !

18/02/2013 at 09:23

Sorry to be cynical but it's the amount of money that all these bits and pieces cost

Now I'm delving deeper into road and trail running it's astonishing how many 'things' and 'accessories' there are, and while I do love the ID bracelets I thought I'd just throw it in to the mix that there are cheaper options

The bracelets are probably more sensible since they are easily accessible and don't jangle around the neck or pockets. I'll probably end up with one of them (sigh...)

Happy running all! x

18/02/2013 at 10:53
Raines wrote (see)

Sorry to be cynical but it's the amount of money that all these bits and pieces cost

 

The RoadiD I bought at Christmas came in 6 working days and cost me $15....

Much nicer than a "plastic dog tag" from ebay

18/02/2013 at 11:35

OK ya got me I was having a moan. The RoadID isn't expensive on its own its just the accumulative cost of running and how people make money out of our passion

18/02/2013 at 11:40
Raines wrote (see)

OK ya got me I was having a moan. The RoadID isn't expensive on its own its just the accumulative cost of running and how people make money out of our passion

wait until you start triathlon - then you'll see the bank account disappear!

18/02/2013 at 11:47
Raines wrote (see)

OK ya got me I was having a moan. The RoadID isn't expensive on its own its just the accumulative cost of running and how people make money out of our passion

If you follow the story of Mike & Ed Wimmer it all comes from the best intentions

http://www.roadid.com/Common/OurStory.aspx

Shame they still have Levi Liephiemer on the web site tho


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