Great North Run Cheering Point

Join us at our Great North Run Cheering Point. We will have our trailer outside South Tyneside Hospital, opposite the Fire Station, on The A1300 John Reid Road. This is around the 10mile mark of the 13.1mile course. (Please note that the road is closed from 9.45am to 4pm).

This year we have 27 NBB runners joined by 10 NABB runners as one team #BloodBikesGNR 

Anybody wishing to join in supporting runners and helping to spot our team are welcome to join us! 

National Blood Bikes awareness day

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Today we join Blood Bike groups nationwide in celebrating #BloodBikesDay
Did you know we have volunteers across our operational area? With this in mind there’s probably one of our dedicated volunteers living in your local community. We would like everyone to join us in thanking the men and women who give their own time in order to provide a valuable service to our communities. 
Show your support by creating a Facebook status or on Twitter using the hashtag #BloodBikesDay don’t forget to tag us by using @NorthumbriaBB
#Itswhatwedo #NorthumbriaBloodBikes


Time to follow the yellow brick road

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We're off to see the Wizard

The wonderful Wizard of Oz

We hear he is a whiz of a wiz

If ever a wiz there was

If ever, oh ever a wiz there was

The Wizard of Oz is one because

Because, because, because, because, because

Because of the wonderful Newcastle Musical Theatre Company (NMTC).

(Just be glad you couldn’t hear me singing that as I typed it. I definitely wouldn't make it into their show – Kirsty)



Why I volunteer by Frank Soulsby

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Why I volunteer…

“In August 2015 a friend messaged me the BBC news article. From here I joined Northumbria Blood Bikes but needed to gain my advanced bike test.

I joined as a volunteer following a close friend being diagnosed with cancer and seeing how much the NHS helped her and seeing how much the NHS were in need of help themselves.                                                                                     

I’m currently a rider and fundraiser. Mainly on weekend but will help where necessary and during holidays.


Why I volunteer by Mark Tanner

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Why I volunteer…

 “I first heard about Northumbria Blood Bikes at a Bike Show with a mate (David Richardson). Both of us ended up volunteering for NBB soon afterwards, can’t remember exactly, but early 2014 probably. I joined because I think the work is essential, I wanted to give something back, I wanted to meet interesting people, and I love riding - what’s not to love?

Mainly I’m a rider at the moment, although a bit of fundraising and I ought to be a driver too. I do find it difficult to fit in volunteering, if I am honest, but I do what I can and when I can.



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