Blood Bikes Scotland have a full complement of Riders and Controllers currently, and as such have decided to suspend applications.

This decision is driven by NHS demand and associated shift patterns which we are more than accommodating with the manpower resources available to us. History has shown that this situation may change in the future, so we have decided to introduce a waiting list so that we can draw on new volunteers when and if, the demand dictates we need to. Without committing to do so, it's likely that being patient and joining our waiting list will result in volunteers being asked to join our Onboarding Programme at some stage soon - we just can't commit to when. Please accept our apologies that we can't enrol you just now, but we would be delighted to accept your details by clicking on the button below

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!

Join our waiting list


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.