Be a Blood Runner
Q National Association of Blood Bikes Q Free Q All year Q Various locations Q www.thenabb.org.uk If you’ve ever fancied using your bike to do good then volunteering with SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers), who collaborate with the National Association of Blood Bikes, is one wonderful way to go.
I spent an evening with our local group, SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire (www.servsc.org.uk), and like others across the country, they offer an out-of-hours courier service to hospitals. You only need commit to a couple of shifts a month and a little fundraising, so it’s not a great drain on your time and you never know when you just might need their help.
Joining criteria differs from region to region, you may be required to undertake a riding assessment or be accredited with either ROSPA or the IAM – obviously you have to prove you are a dependable character.