2019 Organisation of the Year

2019 Organisation of the Year

It’s official, Blood Bikes Wales is the Welsh Charity Awards 2019 Organisation of the Year! Representatives of the charity, including one of our founder members and one of our newest members attended a black tie dinner at the National Museum in Cardiff last...
Blood Bikes Wales Shortlisted for National Award

Blood Bikes Wales Shortlisted for National Award

Blood Bikes Wales have reached the final shortlist for the Organisation of the Year award at the Welsh Charity Awards 2019, to be held on 15 November. The Welsh Charity Awards are a brand-new scheme from WCVA that recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution...

Blood Bikers mourn a fellow volunteer

Blood Bikes Wales are saddened to learn of the death of one of our volunteer riders Dan Orlandea. Dan, who was not on duty at the time, was sadly killed on Sunday 3rd November in a collision with a car near Libanus. The thoughts of the entire Blood Bike community are...
It’s not just blood – door to door deliveries

It’s not just blood – door to door deliveries

No, not your Deliveroo order but medicine, we deliver medicine.  My better half works in a pharmacy and just like any other stock, sometimes they run out or sometimes the item is so unusual that it has to be ordered especially for that patient. It’s the same in...
Blood Bikes Wales Shortlisted for National Award

Welsh Charity Awards 2019 – finalist

We are delighted to discover that Blood Bikes Wales is a finalist for Organisation of the Year in the Welsh Charity Awards 2019. This is a result of the hard work our volunteers have put in over the last year in helping our NHS, the 1,000s of jobs and calls that we...
It’s not just blood – You have ‘Miracle Bikes’

It’s not just blood – You have ‘Miracle Bikes’

I don’t know about ‘Miracle Bikes’ but that was the term used by a lady who called our enquiry line recently.  Her husband had been taken into hospital with a suspected infection.  The next morning he was starting his treatment.  The sample that...
It’s not just blood – Will it fit in a top box?

It’s not just blood – Will it fit in a top box?

We do on occasion get asked to carry some unusual items, often we have no idea what they are for apart from the fact that they are medical and they’re important. As a controller I’ve been asked if a bike can carry odd items and as a rider myself my main...
One Team, One Goal

One Team, One Goal

Sunday 8th September saw members of the charity gather in Llandrindod Wells for our AGM. It was a time to reflect on the progress of our charity and the contribution we have made to our NHS over the past 12 months. The images below are taken fr om our annual report...
New Powys service gets rubber on tarmac

New Powys service gets rubber on tarmac

It’s happened!! Our first Powys call out!! Adhoc call to deliver an urgent sample to a major hospital for diagnosis. Congratulations to our newest area – it has been months of hard work by many to get Powys operational and now it is paying off!...