How to become a Blood Bike Scotland volunteer

Are you looking to combine your passion for motorcycling with providing a valuable service to the community? Then Blood Bikes Scotland needs you!

Apply to be a volunteer


To be a Blood Bikes Scotland rider you have to have a full driving license and have passed an Advanced Rider Competency test either with IAM, The Institute of Advanced Motoring or ROSPA, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Riders use bikes supplied by the charity.


Controllers are the first contact and the liaison between the NHS and the riders. They take the instructions and then pass that on to the rider(s). Contact is usually via phone and text. All jobs are recorded at pick up and drop off via paperwork and times are logged using text messaging from Rider to Controller. Controllers are riders themselves or their partners, family members or friends giving up a few hours per month to support the charity.

Ron Spalding


Fundraising is a key element of the charity, all time and effort provided by the riders and their families and friends is voluntary. This will include collections at local stores such as Dobbies Garden Centre, IKEA, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsburys supermarkets. 100% of funds raised go directly to the charity and are mainly used to fund the running and maintenance costs of the bikes.