Merseyside & Cheshire Blood Bikes
We are not an “Emergency Service”!
We cannot use “Blues & Two’s” on Public Roads & We Cannot Speed, Go Through Red Traffic Lights, or Break Any Road Traffic Laws!
If you’re still interested in joining us after reading the above then carry on reading below
As a volunteer rider you can ride your OWN motorbike with no restrictions, however in order to ride one of the MCBB marked bikes we do have some restrictions:
All Marked MCBB bike riders:
Must have held a full motorcycle licence for over 2 years
Must have 0 points on their driving licences, NO pending convictions or had a “Fault” accident in the last 5 years
Must be over 25 yrs
A new volunteer must show a commitment to our group before they will be considered to use a marked MCBB bike. i.e. Minimum of 3 months regular commitment &/or minimum of 40 dispatches
All volunteer riders must agree to providing a printout of their driving licence points every 12 months.
Must comply with all road traffic legislation & the highway code
Would You Like To Volunteer To Work With Us.
We are always looking for volunteers in these main areas:
We’re happy to have all motorcycle riders join us as Volunteer Riders. As with most things, there are hoops to jump through.
If you are going to use your own bike.
- Then it obviously has to be roadworthy and capable of carrying whatever the hospitals want us to take.
- Hard case panniers or top box are essential. (The hospitals are aware that there are limits as to what we can carry on a motorcycle.)
- You must have at least 2 years fully licensed motorcycle riding experience and you will also have to undergo an assessment ride with one of our selected trainers.
MCBB openly encourage and help our riders to become Advanced Riders.
MCBB transports blood, samples, small medical equipment, patient notes, various paperwork between your local hospitals 24 Hours per day, 365 Day’s per year!
We have various shift times, but these are flexible to suit the hours you can volunteer for.
The minimum commitment is just TWO shifts a month or 24 shifts a YEAR that’s all!
By volunteering to be one of our Controllers you will be offering to cover a phone shift that will fit in with hours that you can volunteer for, we are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year! So we’re sure we can find a shift to suit you.
The role is very simple, a single telephone number is called by the hospital and that will be diverted to the personal phone of whoever is the controller. This can be any UK based number, either your mobile or home number or both. When the hospital rings, you answer it, fill out a simple form asking for set information and then contact the most appropriate duty rider.
The rider will Text you when he/she collects & Delivers, which you enter that time onto the sheet. They will also Text when Home Safe, All this is done online. THAT’S IT! The minimum commitment is just TWO/THREE duties a month including weekends that’s all!
Sound daunting? It’s not as bad as it reads. The age of our controllers ranges from early 20’s onwards. Full training is provided before you go on a duty, and support is always available from our experienced management team.
A Marked Bike – Supporting a Community Motorcycle Event in St Helens
Volunteers Own Bikes – Taken from our 2018 Calendar
Some of Our Controllers – Taken at Crabwell Manor Hotel Nr Chester who supported our charity throughout 2017