Emergency Supplies

Transported out of hours to save lives

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Volunteers Riding

Evenings, Weekends & Bank Holidays

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Blood, Samples, Breast Milk & Much More

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Ride Your Own

Non liveried bikes too

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Volunteer Controllers

You don’t have to ride, you can Control the Riders

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Welcome to

North West Blood Bikes Lancashire and Lakes

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will continue to support the work we do.

Our mission

To provide a Free, but professional voluntary out of hours transport service to our local NHS hospitals by carrying urgent and emergency blood, platelets, samples, donor breast milk, patient notes, theatre equipment, in fact anything that can be carried by motorcycle, between hospitals that is urgently required. We began in May 2012 and as the counter shows the number of call outs we are completing is growing exponentially.

We provide this service through the night, at weekends and Bank Holidays enabling hospital funding to be better spent on patient care. Your help in doing this is always appreciated.

We have been featured in a short film from the National Lottery that will be aired on ITV, but you can see it here.

Latest News.

  • 22,000

    13th January 2016 we passed 19,000 successful cal-outs. Then 20th March 2016 we passed 21,,000 and last night 21st April 2016 we smashed through 22,000, with Sam Crompton (Controller) and Ed Beaman the (Rider).

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  • Preston to Bristol

    17:00hrs on Thursday 14th April 2016 our Chairman received a call from the Analytics Manager at Royal Preston Hospital Path Lab asking if we could take a sample for analysis to the National Blood Service Laboratory at Bristol. The sample, from a very poorly patient, was due to be ready around 19:00hrs. The night Controller, Edgar Baines was contacted and Peter Wright the (K)night Rider from Central was the first rider in the relay.

    Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood bikes (Louisa & Kirk) were contacted, as were Severn Freewheelers (Nathan) and Freewheelers (EVS) Bristol (Mark) and of course all were eager to help.

    Sample collected at 19:08, handed over to SSBB at Keele Services, handed to SFBB at Frankley Services and finally handed to Freewheelers Bristol at The Gales. The sample was safely delivered at 23:55hrs.

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  • Dumfries to Coventry

    17:00hrs on Wednesday 13th April 2016 we were asked by Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes to help with another relay run down to Coventry. Neil McCall, (Controller Manager) arranged it with our riders, Brian Lord in the (North) and Nigel Pickin (West) carried the package in our area between 20:47 and 22:16. Package delivered safely.

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Want to help and join us?

You can always read our Newsletters here to see what we are doing and who is supporting us. If you think you can help, come and join us. You don’t have to be able to ride a bike, although we constantly need riders, you can join us as a Controller, which basically means you stay at home and receive re-directed calls from any of our Hospitals. Then it’s a case of looking on the Duty sheets and sending a rider to do the run, or you can join us as a Fundraiser.

Whichever way you can help we will welcome you on board what we think is the best Blood Bike group in the Country. Just click the “Volunteer” button below."


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  • Classic Bike Night- presentation of signed John McGuinness painting

    Thursday 5 May 2016 - 6:00 PM.

    Peter Foster has painted John McGuinness and John will be at the bike night to sign the painting in aid of NWBB Lancs & Lakes

    Bridge House Farm Tearooms

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  • Charity Showcase 2016

    Saturday 7 May 2016 - 9:30 AM.

    Lancaster Masons

    Attendee- Steve Dunstan
    From 9.30am

    Lothersdale Hotel
    320-323 Marine Road
    LA4 5AA

    Contact Peter Pemberton

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  • Talk to WI Barnoldswick

    Tuesday 10 May 2016 - 7:45 PM.

    Cathryn Ellison has asked if we can do a talk to her group 1945hrs 10th May 2016 or 14th June.

    Civic Hall, Station Rd,
    BB18 5NA

    Speaker Carl Farber

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More Events.

Our newsletters are published here for everyone to see what we get up to either on duty or when we’re off duty, please read and enjoy. If you have anything you think would fit in our newsletter please let the Editor know.

April 2016

April 2016

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EIS Winner 2015

In association with Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes. Registered charity in England & Wales No.1139714.