Riding For Life We are a registered charity (no. 1001067) founded in 1990, that delivers a service to the NHS and the wider community within a coverage area comprising Somerset, Bristol, Bath, West Wiltshire, and South Gloucestershire. Freewheelers is one of a number of groups that cover almost the entire country.

All you ever wanted to know about Freewheelers! This is book is an informative source of information regarding the Blood Bikes, the growth of the UK charities and an insight into the day to day operation of Freewheelers Although written by a member of our charity, the book pays tribute to other Blood Bike groups across the UK and the founders of this great team of volunteers You can purchase a copy of from the Amazon book shop who will make a donation to Freewheelers
Lifesaving Service Our service to the NHS is provided free of charge and is funded entirely by public donation and sponsorship. We transport blood, pathology & microbiology specimens, patient notes, X-rays, breast milk, and other medical supplies, Plus deliver every night to two local Air Ambulance bases. In 2020, we made over 7,800 deliveries, riding more than 225,000 miles. Freewheelers EVS operate a fleet of  motorcycles each equipped with high-visibility markings for road presence.  If our service did not exist hospitals would be forced to use taxis or commercial couriers. Freewheelers EVS is run entirely by volunteers. All our riders hold an advanced motorcycling qualification, such as the advanced riding test by RoSPA, or IAM RoadSmart. We also have a team of fund raisers and telephone co-ordinators.


The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Logo - MBE Strapg

Queens Award for Voluntary Service Freewheelers' volunteers were awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2008. This is recognised as the MBE for Volunteers.

Its all about the volunteers Did you know Freewheelers is totally run by volunteers. When the hospital makes that call, it is a volunteer that answers the phone.  The rider that is out at any hour in the night is a volunteer. The people that make sure that our bikes are taken for servicing and tyres, the people that stand outside the Supermarket supervising the climbing frame that we like to call a motorbike - yes are all volunteers too. Not one person that gives their time to Freewheelers is paid.  We are all volunteers. So, if you see us out and about, give us a wave, come over and say hello.  We will let you sit on the bike too.  If you have time to help make Freewheelers Blood Bikes even more awesome then take a look at our Volunteer FAQ's and get in touch.  If you can't give your time, then consider a donation - it all helps.


Freewheelers and GDPR
Freewheelers EVS Privacy statement pertaining to GDPR is available by clicking on this link