Severn Freewheelers is a blood bike charity, made up entirely from volunteers, providing a professional, efficient service to our community, at no cost to the local NHS Trusts that we support. We transport, by motorcycle or car, urgently needed items such as blood, medicines and samples across Gloucestershire, as well as North Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We also partner with other blood bike groups across the country to relay samples across regions.
Nine emergency service bikes and two 4×4 cars are available 365 days a year, with members working weekdays, evenings and weekends. On Bank Holidays, we provide a 24-hour service to the NHS.
Founded in 2007, Severn Freewheelers has grown in membership from one motorcycle and five volunteers to the current fleet size and over 150 members. Representing a variety of people from many walks of life, member roles include motorbike riders, car drivers, controllers and fundraisers.
We are funded entirely by generous donations from the public and corporate sponsorship. We hope you can help us make a difference today.
A motorcycle typically covers in excess of 60,000 miles per year and will, through conscientious servicing last around 2 ½ years. We have a constant need for funds to operate our services: A bike is £15,000 to purchase, tyres cost £1500 annually and with ever-rising annual fuel prices, costs £8000 to run.
We are invariably working at night – you won’t see us often – but you may need our help one day
We appreciate that times are incredibly hard for everyone right now, but if you can find it in your heart to help us, please consider donating at:
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