National Blood Bike Awareness Day returns August 12

Published: 05 August 2016

National Blood Bike Awareness day returns this year on Friday August 12, organised by the National Association of Blood Bikes (NABB). 

There are currently 1500 men and women in Britain who provide an out-of-hours rapid response courier service as well as transporting hospital deliveries across the country. All Blood Bikers are volunteers, who in 2014 responded to 39,000 urgent requests from hospitals, saving the NHS hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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Severn Freewheelers are the Blood Bike group covering Gloucestershire, Hereford, Worcester and North Wiltshire, with over 70 volunteers and a fleet of six BMW R1200RTs. The group handles 4000 call-outs a year, covering 150,000 miles.

All proceeds from this year's Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival on Sunday September 4 will go to Severn Freewheelers, with advanced tickets available for £12 or £15 on the gate. Children under 16 go free. For £35 you can enter to 'Run the Hill' on your own bike.

  • Win tickets to Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival here

The festival, which takes place at the historic hill climb course in Worcestershire features rare, classic and custom motorcycles and this year will host the World's fastest shopping trolley, powered by a Chinook helicopter engine. For more information on the festival, click here.

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