Welcome

We, Devon Freewheelers are a team of 37 volunteer Emergency Vehicle drivers who are dedicated to providing a weekday out of hours service (17.00 – 06.00) and 24/7 weekend service supporting the NHS in delivering essential Blood, Samples, Medication and Donor Breast Milk to hospitals throughout Devon.

Occasionally we are obliged to go out of county to Bristol and further afield to support the NHS. More recently, we even had two riders despatched to Great Ormond Street Hospital to complete a mission. Two riders? To ensure safe delivery we like to cover long trips with an additional rider in case of accident or unforeseen circumstances. In order to assess the REAL value of this FREE service you may like to read Felix’s Story a testimonial, voluntarily supplied.

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This team is ably supported by a network of 25 volunteers providing call centre and essential fundraising support. Our annual budget is £150,000 which is essential in maintaining the fleet of 11 bikes and two 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.

On this website, you will find details of the number of missions undertaken by month and YTD. 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'

How to get involved

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Get involved
Find out how you can help, from regular giving to volunteering. There are many ways that you can help to support us and it doesn’t necessarily mean giving money.

Fundraising
Everything you need to start fundraising today.

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Volunteer With Us
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Donate
There are many ways you can make a doantion to us

What we do

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

Our service
Find out about the different sort of jobs we undertake.

Our impact
See where your money goes and the difference it makes to the communities in Devon Cornwall.
Our patron
Mark "Flymo" Hayes from the West Midland Ambulance Service has agreed to become Our Patron.
Our Latest News

Devon Freewheelers launched a new service to the people of Dorset in 2016 by transporting critical care blood for transfusion to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. The project has been a huge success.

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 17:58

Chief Executive proud to be back

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers and Trustees of Devon Freewheelers for the invitation to return to the charity after my departure six months ago.

Monday the 31st of July saw the opening of the new Devon Freewheelers Hub in the Lace Walk Car Park, Honiton. The official opening was performed by Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton & Honiton, ably introduced by Honiton Town Crier, Dave Retter.The new office is based in what used to be the Tourist Information Centre in Honiton.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:25

Devon Freewheelers Charity Ride out 2017

So, Devon Freewheelers is a Motor bike base charity (hence – ‘Riding for life’), with all the emphasis on ‘BIKES’. So why, in heavens name, like other charities have we not had a (recent) charity Ride-out for other likeminded bikers? WELL NOW WE HAVE!

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 12:14

An Amazing Redrow Homes Spring Donation 2017

Over the last year the staff and sub-contractors of Redrow West Country have been fundraising for both Devon Freewheelers and another Devon charity, the Get Changed Theatre Company.

The Trustees would like to take this opportunity to thank Daniel Lavery for his dedicated service since founding the charity in 2009. Dan has now stepped down to seek full time employment and more time with his wife Shelley and Family. Dan has assured us he will carry on riding with the charity and to be seen at fundraising events in the near future.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 14:12

Otter Windows Sponsored Support Vehicle

Devon Freewheelers would like to thank local business man John Capon, owner of Otter Windows in Honiton for providing and sponsoring the charities new fundraising van, a Citreon Nemo Enterprise. The van is used to promote the charity and to carry fundraising equipment to events all year around, in bad weather conditions it has also been used to carry out vital blood runs.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 21:09

Honiton Show 2016

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Exhibitors –
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So with everything ordered and delivered we were set for a great day and we weren’t disappointed. The show organisers have managed to pull off probably the best show the town has seen in decades. It just all worked and there was something for virtually everyone. The crowds came in their droves and the entertainment was both breathtaking and awe inspiring with a variety to match.