An essential service

An essential service

I’ve been seven years with this charity covering thousands of miles and hundreds of hours on a bike and on the phone but today was my first milk run. It wasn’t planned that way but that’s how it turned out. Milk runs tend to happen during the week...
The reasons why

The reasons why

A few weeks ago I asked our members why they volunteered to help others.  I wanted to learn of their motivation and remind them of the commitment we ask from our members.  At the moment that commitment is even greater. Several of our members have had to self-isolate...
It’s not just blood – Well actually in this case ….

It’s not just blood – Well actually in this case ….

The last in my blog series about the services we offer to our NHS, that is until the NHS thinks of something else we can help carry.  This time we are going to look at blood. If you are a blood donor well done.  Like us, giving blood is entirely voluntary and helps...
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...