The Freewheelers are a registered charity 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. Their 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.
Its all about the volunteers Did you know Freewheelers is totally run by volunteers! When the hospital makes that call,
it is a volunteer that answers the phone. The rider that is out at any hour in the night is a volunteer. The people that
make sure that the bikes are taken for servicing and tyres, the people that stand outside the Supermarket supervising
the climbing frame that we like to call a motorbike - yes are all volunteers too. Not one person that gives their time
to Freewheelers is paid. They are all volunteers. So, if you see them out and about, give them a wave, go over and say hello.
They will let you sit on the bike too. If you have time to help make Freewheelers Blood Bikes even more awesome then take a
look at there website for more details. www.freewheelers.org.uk
If you can't give your time, then consider a donation - it all helps. click here to go direct to thier fundrasing page.