Our 2023 charities are:
Freewheelers EVS is a registered charity which offers an out of hours, free of charge courier service to the NHS. Freewheelers transport blood, pathology and microbiology specimens, patient notes, X-rays, breast milk and other medical supplies, plus deliver every night to two local Air Ambulance bases.
Mental Health Motorbike exists to create meaningful opportunities to grow the greater wellbeing of the motorbike community. Their ultimate aim is to reduce suicide amongst bikers in the UK. They are building a free, dedicated national network of trained mental health first aiders who can support bikers and their families across the UK.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust is a registered charity providing an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas. Wiltshire Air Ambulance is operational up to 19 hours a day, every day, and is called to, on average, three incidents a day in its helicopter and two critical care cars.
A great example of just how much good the Calne Bike Meet can do; the 2022 event generated a total of £8,000 for our chosen charities:
- Biker Down
- Calne Food Bank
- National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD)
- Royal British Legion (Calne Branch)
Representatives from some of these charities joined us at our cheque presentation evening and gave a great insight into how these donations will be used; we look forward to seeing the results in future.