Dated: 22 April 2009
Avon tyres to supply "Blood Bikes"
Avon Tyres has agreed to supply Storm-ST motorcycle tyres to the charity Freewheelers Emergency Volunteer Service, a west country emergency out-of-hours medical transport service.
Nicknamed "blood bikes" the fleet of vehicles is made up of Yamaha FJR1300s and provide lifesaving transport for urgently-needed items such as blood, test samples, patient notes, X-rays and medical supplies. Mike Belch of Freewheelers commented that "We do around 80,000 miles a year in total as a charity and we're doing that all year round, in all weather. The chief protection we have is that little patch of rubber that keeps the bike in contact with the road and safety and predictability is everything for us. Having good quality tyres we can trust on the bikes is literally the difference between life and death not just for us, but for the people we?re helping. It?s great to have such a high profile supporter as Avon."