Some action from Prescott Bike Festival 2016 – held in aid of raising awareness and funds for the Blood Bike charities.
A typical NABB member, e.g. Severn Freewheelers, provides a free, out of hours medical essentials courier service, using emergency response vehicles, between NHS facilities.
Most groups operate from 19:00 to 07:00 on weekdays and 24 hours at the weekend and public holidays, transporting blood, tissue samples, frozen human milk, pathology samples, patient notes etc. Their riders all carry an approved Advanced Riding qualification and are trained in emergency response and handling of their cargo.
Severn Freewheelers make around 400 calls per month, covering 150k miles per annum on emergency response BMW R1200RT’s.
Volunteers consist of riders, despatchers and helpers – all much needed to run their vital service. Get in touch if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer.
NABB; charity no 1139714, Severn Freewheelers: charity no 1120999