Bikers in Greater Manchester who love to ride and want to help their local community are being encouraged to volunteer for one of the city’s finest bike-related charities.
Greater Manchester Blood Bikes is looking for new volunteer riders to keep its services on the road. The charity – the only one of its kind in the city region – transports vital medical supplies such as blood, plasma, platelets, samples, vaccines, donor breast milk and any other urgently required medical items to hospitals and healthcare sites, at night, on daytime weekends and over bank holidays.
The service is provided completely free of charge by its amazing volunteers who all offer their time for no pay or reward, allowing the local NHS to divert funds where they are needed most.
You don’t use your own bike: rather, you are allocated a liveried fleet motorcycle with suitable carrying cases during your shift.
As you can imagine, Greater Manchester Blood Bikes is only looking for the best riders, so you need to have been riding for more than three years with at least 12 months motorway riding, have no more than six points on your licence and hold an Advanced Riding Certificate – or be prepared to undertake a test with the charity’s approved riding school partner. Because of the sensitive nature of the supplies carried, all volunteers have to hold a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) basic check, though that can be easily obtained before training starts. You will be reimbursed for any costs linked to this once you start volunteering.
All riders are fully trained by the charity, with full support given.
This is a great way to fly the flag for the biking community, as well as supporting your local NHS.
Interested? The charity is looking for new riders now. Click here for more details.