About us

Devon Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service (also known as the Devon Blood Bikes) are a team of fully-trained volunteer advanced Riders and Drivers, Call Handlers and Fundraisers who are dedicated to providing a service that is available around-the-clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, supporting the NHS - for free - in delivering essential whole blood, blood and 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.
  • Testimonials

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

    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.
  • Trustees

    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.
  • 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

    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'.