Blackpool firm aids blood bike service

North West Honda Blackpool has supplied new bikes for the NHS Blood Bikes service
North West Honda Blackpool has supplied new bikes for the NHS Blood Bikes service
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A Blackpool motorbike dealership was the perfect match for a vital blood service.

Whitehills-based North West Honda Blackpool, has helped the service which transport’s blood and human organs for transplant around the region.

The North West Blood Bikes charity are taking on three liveried Honda Crossrunner motorbikes after loaning one since September.

And there is a plan to replace the bike for a new one every six months to give the volunteers a reliable and safe mode of transport to deliver vital products to hospitals around the North West.

The riders chose the Honda Crossrunner and after a recent award of £25,000 from the Aviva Community Awards, chose to invest in three of the bikes.

Simon Carter, sales manager at North West Honda Blackpool, said: “We are thrilled to support such a worthwhile cause and are proud North West Blood Bikes has chosen to put their trust in Honda.

“The North West Blood Bikes originally enquired about the Honda ST1300 Pan-European bike, but after discussing their needs in more detail and taking comments from the blood bikers that had ridden the loan bike we all agreed the Crossrunner would be a better fit.

“We always strive to support good causes wherever possible and this seemed like the perfect way we could give back to the local community.”

Lee Townsend, vice chairman at North West Blood Bikes, said: “We are really looking forward to collecting our three Crossrunners in March. The exceptional deal Honda gave us meant we were able to get much more for our money. The choice of bike is ideal as although our main focus is to get products to their destination as quickly as possible, it’s important we offer volunteers a safe, reliable and comfortable vehicle.”

See also: Blood bikers’ appeal for help