Test your motorbiking skills at a charity day in Chatteris
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BIKERS are invited to check their road safety skills at a fund-raising day to boost the work of a blood bike team which provides out of hours emergency medical couriers for hospitals.
Motorbike specialist, 2WheelJunkie, of Chatteris, is holding the charity day on the last Saturday of this month to raise as much as possible for SERV, the local branch of the national blood bike network.
The day will feature advanced motorists who will take bikers on test rides and update them on their skill levels.
Also at the day will be Cambridgeshire road safety group, Twist and Ride, which promtoes staying safe on scooters.
A percentage of all motorbike clothing, accessory and bike equipment sales will be donated to blood bike group SERV.
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The charity uses motorcycle volunteers to provide an out-of-hours medical essentials courier service to hospitals and other health institutions within their area.
The riders carry urgently needed medical items such as blood, biological samples, medical notes, x-rays and scans in a service that is offered free of charge to the NHS.
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All members are unpaid volunteers who use their own bikes to help save lives.
Paul Hanley, managing director of Chatteris-based 2WheelJunkie, said: “The work they do is incredible and we want to do our bit to help the service continue.”
The existing blood bike members reach more than 85% of the UK’s population and parts of Ireland, with further expansion planned in 2013 that will extend blood bike coverage to 54 million people.
The charity day takes place at 2WheelJunkie, Farm Park, Short Night Layers Drove, Chatteris on Saturday July 27 from 9-6.