Due to the COVID-19 virus we have temporarily suspended recruiting new members. This decision was not taken lightly but is necessary to protect our current volunteers. This suspension is due to the physical contact required during registration, familiarisation & tuition. We are sure you will understand our decision.

We sincerely hope the current serious situation will return to normal in the very near future, so please revisit our website on a regular basis for updates.

We look forward to hearing from you then.

Please be assured we are fully operational and continuing to aid the NHS in these challenging times.

Come and Join Us

We are always looking for volunteers who can offer their spare time to help us grow and carry on our service.

There is no minimum commitment level, so whatever time you have; a few hours or a few days every month, there will be something for you to do.


To become a volunteer rider/driver you will need an advanced qualification, such as IAM Roadsmart, Rospa or  police/ambulance/fire & rescue service advanced certificate.

You will ride/drive our liveried bikes/cars.

If you are interested please fill in the form at the bottom of the page and our membership secretary will be in touch with you.

Shift controller

You will work from home answering calls from hospitals and passing them on to our riders and drivers. You will keep track of the riders/drivers by accessing the RAM vehicle tracking system as part of our duty of care to our riders /drivers. Tracking devices are installed on all our vehicles making sure they have reached their destination and made it back to base safely. Calls are automatically diverted to your number when you are on shift.

Fund Raisers

Fund raisers are just as important as the riders/drivers as without funds we cannot do anything. Their roll is invaluable.

As a charitable organisation our source of income to run the service we provide comes from our sponsors, fund raising events and donations.

You will get all the help you need to perform your duties.

Please complete the form if you would like more information.

Other roles

While riding is at the heart of what we do there are plenty of other jobs that require non-riding volunteers.

If you have time and skills and want to get involved get in touch for a discussion.

Rider Skills

With the majority of our work being undertaken at night, in all weathers on what can be considered large bikes, we at Blood Bikes Cumbria require all our riders to undertake some advanced training with a recognised training scheme before they can be let loose on one of our liveried machines.  Once they have successfully completed this riders then undertake an in-house training session, with a qualified assessor.

The Institute For Advanced Motorists (IAM Roadsmart) and Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) both provide full nationally recognised advanced riding and driving qualifications.

Click the links below to find out more…..

Contact Blood Bikes Cumbria

We won’t ask you lots of questions here and we certainly won’t share your information with anyone other than those that need to know in order to process your enquiry.

Please supply your name, some contact details and a brief description of what you would like to know so we can get the right person to reply.

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