Devon Freewheelers are a team of volunteers who are dedicated to providing a 24hrs a day, 7 days a week service supporting our NHS in delivering essential blood supplies for the purposes of transfusion, blood samples for the purposes of testing, organs and human tissue samples for the purposes of transplant, medication direct to the patient at home in the case of urgent need and Donor Breast Milk (which also comes under the Human Tissue Act) to the Neonatal Intensive Care Units throughout Devon.

Occasionally we are obliged to go further afield to support the patients in the hours of crisis. More recently, we started transporting life saving blood products direct to Air Ambulances.  Devon Freewheelers carry out this vital service to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Trust. Last year alone, DSAA saved over 30 lives with on scene blood transfusions and we as a charity are honoured to assist our colleagues in these great charities.  In order to assess the REAL value of this FREE service you may like to read Felix’s Story, a testimonial voluntarily supplied.


This team is ably supported by a network of volunteers providing call centre and all of our volunteers provide essential fundraising support. Our annual budget is £250,000 which is essential in maintaining the fleet of 11 bikes and 8 Emergency All Terrain vehicles to the highest possible standards together with our modest HQ costs.

Consequently, the Fundraising Volunteers are an essential part of the team, and we are currently recruiting new team members!  We need Call Handlers, Riders, Drivers and Fundraisers in all areas.  Just one day a month of your time can save lives, it's a great feeling and lots of fun to boot!  Every member regardless of their role is a fundraiser first, it's what keeps us going.

On this website, you will find details of the number of missions undertaken by month and YTD.  Unfortunately due to the sensitive nature of transplant work we cannot publish specific details, however we are available to this critical role everyday.  There is also information about the vast number of fundraising events and of the wonderful and yet essential support we continue to enjoy throughout the County.

Thank you for taking the time to view our website. If you should like more information or feel that you would like to either Volunteer or contribute to the ongoing success of our team, please contact us.

Our Motto is 'Riding for Life'

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With no government funding, we provide a free out of hours courier service to the NHS. Supported by a team of volunteers.

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Our Latest News
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 15:59

Volunteer Rider Found Not Guilty

A volunteer from Devon Freewheelers, Ian Hopkins, 49, from Exeter has been cleared of all charges of breaking the law whilst responding on a blood bike to an emergency call for a hospital in Plymouth at Exeter Magistrates Court today. He was found 'not guilty' by a District Judge who heard the case and took nearly three hours to reach a decision.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 17:34

Chief Constable Commends Devon Blood Bikes

Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer, of the Devon and Cornwall Police sends written commendation to the volunteers of Devon Freewheelers.  In his letter he states: "I am writing to you to express my personal and profound thanks as Chief Constable and on behalf of colleagues within Devon & Cornwall Police"

Charity achieves nationally recognised standards with ISO 9001:2015 accreditation

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 13:28

Winners of the Emergency Services Award

Devon Freewheelers delight at winning the Emergency Services category of the Outstanding Care Awards for Devon and Cornwall 2018

Thursday, 07 June 2018 13:33

Gatcombe Open Farm to Devon Freewheelers

Ever wanted to visit a farm and discover the world of farming?  Find out about the story behind our food and the work farmers do to manage the countryside.

Thursday, 07 June 2018 11:39

Mokka's to Air Ambulance Rescue

Two new Vauxhall Mokka's to assist with #BloodToHelimed project as Devon Air Ambulance Trust joins Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Trust with another free service provided by Devon Freewheelers volunteers

Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:46

Emergency Services Award Finalists 2018

Devon Freewheelers have made it through to the final round of the Emergency Services Award in the Outstanding Care Awards 2018 (Devon & Cornwall)

Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:14

Bond completes 007 mission

Athlete Matt Bond completes the 100k Jurrasic Coast Ultra Challenge in less than a day!  Ironically his number for the event was in true spirit of his namesake 007.