Blood Bike charity honoured by Sir Robert Buckland

By Barrie Hudson - 24 November 2023


South Swindon MP Sir Robert Buckland has named Severn Freewheelers his latest charity of the week.

The charity which operates the Blood Bike service in the area, saving the NHS thousands of pounds a year by transporting blood, tissue, donated milk and other essential medical supplies free of charge.

Sir Robert said: "To make this happen the charity relies on volunteer co-ordinators who make sure the riders - who all hold advanced motorcycling qualifications - are in the right place at the right time, usually outside normal working hours and including weekends and bank holidays.

"As well as Swindon and North Wiltshire, Severn Freewheelers cover Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. When necessary, riders will link up with blood bikers from outside the Freewheelers' patch to transport vital medical supplies.

"All riders and coordinators give their time freely, with the charity relying on donations to pay for everything from petrol and tyres to insurance and vehicles.

"So next time you see a blood bike at Great Western Hospital, or being ridden in the area, think of what goes on behind the scenes."

People can find out more about Severn Freewheelers at and donate at

The charity can be followed at and


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