Bloodbikes

 

ABOUT THE FREEWHEELERS

Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service is a registered charity that provides a free out-of-hours motorcycle courier service to hospitals in the South West of England.

A registered charity (no. 1001067) founded in 1990, that delivers a service to the NHS and the wider community within a coverage area comprising Somerset, Bristol, Bath, West Wiltshire, and South Gloucestershire. Freewheelers is one of a number of groups that cover almost the entire country.

Thier service to the NHS is provided free of charge and is funded entirely by public donation and sponsorship. They transport blood, pathology & microbiology specimens, patient notes, X-rays, breast milk, and other medical supplies. In 2014, they made 3,648 deliveries, riding more than 120,000 miles. Freewheelers EVS operate a fleet of motorcycles each equipped with high-visibility markings, blue lights and sirens for emergency use. If their service did not exist hospitals would be forced to use taxis or commercial couriers. Freewheelers EVS is run entirely by volunteers. All their riders hold an advanced motorcycling qualification, such as the advanced riding test by RoSPA, or IAM. They also have a team of fund raisers and telephone co-ordinators.

For more information visit their website at http://www.freewheelers.org.uk