Published on June 24, 2020 by

Join Melanie and I as we complete a ‘night in the life’ of a Blood Biker. Filmed pre-Covid19. We take ‘Gazza’, Garry Scutchers dedicated Yamaha FJR1300, through its paces for a night of blood biking. Essential more than ever, the entire blood biking team are volunteers who carefully transport emergency deliveries all over the UK.

You can donate here: https://www.freewheelers.org.uk/ 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. Plus, they deliver every night to two local Air Ambulance bases. In 2019, they made over 6,000 deliveries, riding more than 170,000 miles.

Freewheelers Emergency Vehicle Service (EVS) operate a fleet of motorcycles each equipped with high-visibility markings, blue lights and sirens for emergency use. If the service did not exist, hospitals would be forced to use taxis or commercial couriers.

All riders hold an advanced motorcycling qualification, such as the advanced riding test by RoSPA, or IAM RoadSmart. They also have a team of fund raisers and telephone co-ordinators.” I

What I’m wearing – (top half) – the Knox Urbane Pro and the (bottom half) Held Joker Trousers. Gloves are Knox Handroids and my helmet is made by Nexx. Get in touch if you want some Knox kit! 🙂

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