Emergency Response Voluntary Service

Severn Freewheelers is a group of advanced motorcyclists providing a free out-of-hours courier service for hospitals in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, North Wiltshire and Herefordshire.  We carry whole blood, pathology samples, patient scans / x-rays, human milk - in fact any medical essentials between hospitals in the area. Our hours are from 7pm in the evening to 7am the following day, and 24 hours at weekends and public holidays.

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All riders are volunteers and hold a current advanced riding qualification (RoSPA or IAM) with a yearly check-ride.  All receive extra training in emergency response riding and the transport of goods under UN3733.  In short, a professional team delivering a professional service, FREE to the NHS at the point of use.

Each "shift" consists of four people, a dispatcher and three riders, one in each area. The dispatcher fields calls from the hospitals and plans the route for the evening based on the calls received.  Emergency calls are obviously dealt with first and for these we use blue lights. At weekends we increase the complement of riders to four to cope with extra demand.

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Severn Freewheelers is a charity organisation (Charity No: 1120999) and we are always looking for help. If you feel that you would like to volunteer to either ride, dispatch or help with fundraising then please see our volunteering page for more details.

Severn Freewheelers is a founding member of NABB.

Severn Freewheelers organise the U.K.'s largest fund raiser for Blood Bikes - Prescott Bike Festival Great day out and lots to see and do. Please support us by joing us at our next fund raiser in 2020, Preview Day is July 18th, Main Show Day is July 19th