About us

Devon Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service (also known as the Devon Blood Bikes) are a team of volunteer GMP trained Riders and GMP trained Drivers, Call Handlers and Fundraisers who are dedicated to providing a 24 hrs a day 7 days a week service,  supporting the NHS in delivering essential whole blood, blood & other medical samples, medication, patient notes, medical equipment,  tissue samples and donor breast milk to hospitals, air ambulances and other NHS establishments and even to patients homes throughout Devon.

  • Our impact

    Five blood bikes stood up in a row
    Blood Bikes have been a feature in the UK since 1969. In recent years the number of blood bike groups has grown significantly and there are now hundreds of motorcyclists who freely volunteer their time to the service.
  • Trustees

    Dan
    Our Trustees are responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the charity. They meet regularly during the year to consider, determine and review our strategies and policies. They work for Devon Freewheelers in a voluntary capacity.
  • Testimonials

    Devon Freewheelers Testimonials
    Read some of the great things people say about us.
  • Awards

    Dan receiving outstanding care award
    We have the great honour to have been nominated for and to have received several awards.
  • Volunteers

    Blood Bikers
    Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds often with no previous experience in the voluntary sector. If you would like to give up some of your time to our cause we will help you to join our able team of fundraisers.
  • Supporters

    Three smiling people
    Local people, local businesses, groups & associations, clubs & society’s, there’s so many people supporting the charity - find out more about them here.
  • Blood Groups

    NABB
    Across the country there are numerous volunteer blood groups, they go under various names be it Freewheelers, SERV, Blood Bikes etc. We all have one common goal. To provide a service to the NHS outside normal working hours.
  • Our Patron

    Mark Hayes
    We are delighted to have as our Patron, West Midlands Ambulance Trust's very own Emergency Biker Birmingham based Paramedic, Mark ‘Flymo’ Hayes.
  • Donate

    Redrow
    As a charity we rely on the support and generosity of donations from members of the public, corporate sponsorship and club sponsorship. Find out all the different options about how to donate to us, online, standing orders and in person.
  • Standards

    Quality Standards ISO9001:2015 Certified
    Devon Freewheelers are proud to be the first Blood Bike Charity in the UK to achieve nationally recognised Quality Standards. Our Standards are audited annually and have led to recognition within NHS England as an approved 'Provider of NHS Services'.