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Yeovil Freewheelers site under construction

NHS Professionals: if you require the services of Yeovil Freewheelers call 01935 475122 (YDH Reception) who will contact the duty rider.


Yeovil Freewheelers EVS provides a unique out-of-hours free courier service between different hospitals and patients in their homes across the whole South Somerset and North Dorset area.

Having been founded in 1978 by Mr Cecil Turner we are the oldest operational blood bike group in the country and are a registered charity. We currently operate a fleet of three motorcycles to carry urgently needed medical items such as blood, biological samples, medical notes, x-rays and medicines. The service is provided completely free of charge to the NHS and all members of Yeovil Freewheelers are unpaid volunteers.

We save Yeovil Hospital (where our bike fleet is located) a minimum of £80,000 - £85,000 per year. This figure is based upon the cost of using private couriers and taxis to provide a similar service and it would be even higher if the hospital were to run their own service with NHS personnel and vehicles.
All of our riders have passed the Institute of Advanced Motorcycle Test and they are also trained in emergency response riding. They are re-checked every twelve months by qualified instructors to ensure the highest standards of riding are maintained. As well as riders we are supported by non riding volunteers in administration, financial and events co-ordination.

 It costs a minimum of £35,000 a year to maintain our service to the NHS which we could not continue to provide without the generous support from public and business alike. If you would like to fund raise, donate or sponsor us then please use our contact page.  

Please give your support to the businesses and charities that support us, thank you:-

                              Job Counter                                         2017

April so far 34
Last Month   47

Year Total      200

Thank you to our volunteers who in 2016 completed 820 deliveries for our local NHS in South Somerset and North Dorset, everything from samples to operating theatre equipment was delivered in all weathers saving the NHS a considerable sum. Well done everyone!  
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