As a Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bike rider, someone may be reliant on a product you are transporting urgently, therefore professionalism and safety is hugely important. To ride our bikes you must hold a current (within the last 3 years) advanced riding qualification such as:

  1. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)
  2. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
  3. Police advanced riding certificate
  4. Armed forces advanced riding certificate
  5. Diamond advanced riding
  6. DSA Enhanced Rider scheme, with ‘A’ grades across all modules
    If you don’t hold an advanced riding qualification, you may use your own bike (subject to having valid insurance, MOT and road tax).
    You will be required to sit an assessment ride with us before becoming part of our team.

Organisation aims and objectives

Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes is a charitable organisation set up by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, out of hours, between hospitals and healthcare sites in South West Scotland and sometimes beyond. Outside normal office hours, the NHS relies on taxis or couriers to transfer urgent medical supplies or test samples between hospitals and other sites. Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes is dependent purely on charitable donations, and run entirely by volunteers who receive no compensation for their time or costs. The Blood Bike service is provided free of charge, ensuring the limited resources of the NHS can be used where it makes a difference.












For insurance purposes you must be over 25 and have no more than 6 penalty points on your driving licence (inclusive of any pending convictions or fixed penalties).
Minimum age: 25

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