Our latest bike, a BMW F900 XR, has now been added to the fleet and replaces our old Honda Deauville. In memory of Geoff Medland, our friend and call handler who died recently, the bike is now being run in and will be ready for full duties later this month. Thanks to the generosity of Geoff’s family and the Morrison’s Foundation, we have been able to commemorate his memory in a way he certainly would have wanted.
Big thanks to all our volunteers who have really stepped up to deal with the additional demands at this time. Hold on to your hats boys and girls, it could get even busier!
It’s been a busy week here at DBB as we pass the 1000th request in 2020 for our service from the NHS. With a lot happening in the background, we’ve finally been able to check and verify our activity data for March. (Please note – the Covid-19 numbers are an estimate of the contents of the boxes we’ve moved)
Journeys in March
Miles Travelled in March
Thanks to another unbelievable gesture of generosity and support, Derbyshire Blood Bikes has taken delivery of a new BMW R1250RT fully equipped and liveried blood bike. The bike, supplied by Roy Pidcock Motorcycles, is the first of the new-series water-cooled motorcycles to join a blood bike fleet in the UK.
The bike comes equipped with dynamic suspension, heated grips and seat, adjustable screen and integrated satellite navigation system, meaning that Derbyshire’s blood bike volunteers will be able to complete any long distance mercy missions in comfort and safety.
We would like to say a big thank you to the local couple who donated the funds for this bike, but we respect their wishes for anonymity. Needless to say, they’ll be following the bikes service life closely.