bloodbikesWe, Devon Freewheelers are a team of 50 volunteer Emergency Vehicle drivers who are dedicated to providing a weekday out of hours service (17.00 – 06.00) and 24/7 weekend service supporting the NHS in delivering essential Blood, Samples, Medication and Donor Breast Milk to hospitals throughout Devon.

Occasionally we are obliged to go out of county to Bristol and further afield to support the NHS. More recently, we even had two riders despatched to Great Ormond Street Hospital to complete a mission. Two riders? To ensure safe delivery we like to cover long trips with an additional rider in case of accident or unforeseen circumstances. In order to assess the REAL value of this FREE service you may like to read Felix’s Story a testimonial, voluntarily supplied.

Last year we undertook 2012 missions that saved lives by providing essential ‘supplies’ within strict time limits to enable our excellent doctors to complete their work.

This team is ably supported by a network of 30 volunteers providing call centre and essential fundraising support. Our annual budget is £150,000 which is essential in maintaining the fleet of 11 bikes and two Emergency All Terrain vehicles to the highest possible standards together with our modest HQ costs.

Consequently, the Fundraising Volunteers are an essential part of the team.

On this website, you will find details of the number of missions undertaken by month and YTD. There is also information about the vast number of fundraising events and of the wonderful and yet essential support we continue to enjoy throughout the County.

Thank you for taking the time to view our website. If you should like more information or feel that you would like to either Volunteer or contribute to the ongoing success of our team, please contact us here.

Our Motto is 'Riding for Life'

What we do

About Us
With no government funding, we provide a free out of hours courier service to the NHS. Supported by a team of volunteers.

Our service
Find out about the different sort of jobs we undertake.

Our impact
See where your money goes and the difference it makes to the communities in Devon & Cornwall.
Our patron
Mark "Flymo" Hayes from the West Midland Ambulance Service has agreed to become Our Patron.

How to get involved

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Get involved
Find out how you can help, from regular giving to volunteering. There are many ways that you can help to support us and it doesn’t necessarily mean giving money.

Everything you need to start fundraising today.

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Our Latest News
We have been selected by the Ilfracombe Rotary as a beneficiary for there Startrek Challenge 2016, they are now looking for teams to enter this very well received annual event.
On the 20th June 2016, Skydive Buzz Ltd are holding a new official Guinness World Record attempt. A tandem skydive from the ultimate height FL150 (flight level), the highest you…
After foundation of the charity five years ago the time has come for me to hand over the reigns to a new leader. A new chariman has been appointed and…
On the 25th October one of our riders Dan Hart attended the Institute of Advanced Motorists motorbike conference at Aston University in Birmingham. This prestigious event celebrates all that has…
It was a chilly start to the day but the solar rays beamed down to bathe the area and offer an optimistically fine Autumn day. A day to launder away…
I've received a message from Mark Hayes, our patron from Emergency Bikers. He has asked me to pass on the following message to anyone involved with helping or supporting Devon…
Mo Ayling and Dave Cook both volunteer riders from Devon Freewheelers met with Sidmouth Bowling Club President, Len Catford, and Chairman, Peter Mison together with members of the Coffee Morning…
We were nominated with John Lewis Exeter Branch for their community matters scheme this year. I am pleased to announce we have been chosen for November to January 2016.