News & Events...
Here we will keep you up to date with our latest news and we have also gathered some pictures & information about some of our recent events. We also aim to keep you updated with links to any media coverage also!!
21st November 2017
We are proud to announce the newest addition to our fleet. A Honda NC750, this should guarantee us many years of service. Thanlk to Lee Motorcycles for their assistance.
Blackwater Motors Sponsors a new VW Polo
3 July 2017
We are extremely grateful to Blackwater Motors for sponsoring us with a Volkswagen Polo. This will ensure that we can maintain our service even during poor weather conditions.
Easytrip sponsors Irish Blood Bike Groups with toll tags
22 May 2017
Easytrip have kindly sponsored all Irish Blood Bike Groups with toll tags. This will ensure the swift progress of our riders through Ireland's toll roads. Our thanks to Easytrip for their generous support.
1st Blood Bike South Charity Bike Run
7th Aug 2016
Our 1st Charity Bike run from the Viaduct Bar to Ardfield and on to Union Hall for a BBQ, was a great sucess. A big thanks to all the bikers who turned out on the day your support and generousity never cerases to amaze and humble us. Thanks to Ardfield Summer Festival and the Michael Tobin memorial run for their support and friendship. Same time next year?
Are you going to the Park
July 17th 2016
Joe and Richie at the Laya City Specatular in Fitzgerald's Park
Amazon Family Fun Day
26th June 2016
Thanks to Amazon CS Ireland for inviting us to their Family fun day at Cork Constitution Rugby Club.
Collection at the Blackpool Shopping Centre
21st May 2016
Thanks to the people of Blackpool for their generous support.
A1 Sheds help us out!
A big thanks to Kieran O’Connell and Jim Tobin of A1 Sheds for our temporary accommodation.
BBS officially on the Road
Blood Bike South officially launched !
We are delighted to announce we have signed a Service Level Agreement with the Mercy University Hospital in Cork .They are the first Hospital in Cork to use our Free out of hour service.
Congratulations to everybody involved and safe journey ahead.
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BOC GAS - Corporate Sponsor of BBS
BLOOD BIKE SOUTH volunteers, Jim McAuliffe and Derek O Sullivan would like to thank their work colleagues in BOC GASES for their generous support for Blood Bike South over the last year.
If you want to donate to BBS just log on our website, bloodbikesouth.ie and click on the
IDONATE Iink or log onto IDONATE.ie and type in Blood bike South in the search box.
Many thanks again to our work mates and BOC gases
Coverage of the struggle we have faced to get up & running
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/hse-fails-to-use-free-transfer-service-in-south-312758.htmlAdd News Story here
5am run for Jim the early bird!
Brilliant job by Jim Cleary during the night . An urgent collection from a Cork hospital at 5am for delivery to Dublin.Thanks to the team in Blood Bike East for the quick response .Proving once again what a fantastic FREE service from dedicated volunteers willing to travel in all weather conditions.
Now those that need our service can find the number they need quickly and easily on their phone - literally!!
Thanks to Stanley Signs in Blackrock, Cork for kindly supplying Blood Bike South phone stickers free of charge - greatly appreciated!
Pat N heads East with urgent package
Pat N. met up with Blood Bike East for a very urgent package from Cork. It was about 2 degrees outside,fairly fresh on a motorcycle.10\10 commitment ....well done Pat!!!
Cork City Childrens Club - Escort Service
04th & 05th Dec 2014
Lovely pic in the Evening Echo of our wonderful volunteers! It was an honour to escort the kids to Fota House on Thursday and Friday for the Cork Hospitals Children's Club Xmas Party 2014.
A great day was had by all - young and old - and great to see the smiles on the children's faces!
Well done to all involved!
Two Wheel Training - Official Training Partner
A belated Thank You and announcement:
Blood Bike South would like to thank Mr Declan O'Donovan of Two Wheel Training for agreeing to become the official training agent for Blood Bike South!! We are delighted that he has been tirelessly working with over 40 riders over the last months - training & advising them in preparation for advanced riding qualifications which all of our volunteer riders are expected to obtain & maintain.
Cork Advanced Driving
A belated Thank You to Mr Liam Quinlan of Cork Advanced Driving for all his help and assistance in training & advising our riders in preparation for advanced riding qualifications which all of our volunteer riders are expected to obtain & maintain.
Display Stand Donation
We would also like to thank one of our volunteers & Retlaw Gutters & Garage Door Systems for the generous donation of a fabulous display stand!!
Check out iDonate.ie or use the Donate Now buttons throughout our website if you would like to support our cause!!
We have recently been busy fundraising both in the city and out & about in local shopping centres! We would like to thank all of our hardworking volunteers for giving theri time to do this as well as bike training & aiming for their ROSPA's!!! We would also like to thank all members of the public who have been so supportive! We are overwhlemed by the response & support we are getting! We will be on the road very soon!!! :)
Gone to the Dogs - Great success at our Official Launch Night!
On Friday 23/05/14 we had our Official Launch in Curraheen Stadium. We had a great night and we would like to Thank everyone who has supported us both on the night & in the past months since we started our journey.
We were delighted to meet with family & friends of the late Paul Kingston, who had generoulsy fundraised tirelessly over the last few months, to donate the first Blood Bike to Blood Bike South. We are proud & honoured to accept this woderful donation and can promise that Paul's name will always be remembered by everyone involved with Blood Bike South.
We had a raffle on the night for a weekend away which was kindly sponsored by The Maritime Hotel, Bantry & we were delighted that the prize went to someone who has been so supportive of Blood Bike South.
We were lucky enough to receive a fabulous cake from Deborah O Connell at www.cakedelights.ie and we gladly cut into it...not a bite was left!! :)
Official Launch Night
23rd May 2014
We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our Official Launch Night on Friday 23rd May 2014. We will be celebrating in style with a night at the dogs and we hope to see all of supporters & followers on the night. We are delighted to announce that all ticket holders will be entered into a draw for 2 nigts B&B for two people with dinner included on 1 night which The Maritime Hotel Bantry has generously sponsored!!
BBS at the West Cork Motorcyle Club Drag
Blood Bike South would like to thank West Cork Motorcycle Club for inviting us attend their Drag Race on 14/04/14. We had a great day in the fabulous sunshine. We met some lovely people, many of whom made donations or offered to volunteer. Thanks again to the Club for supporting our efforts!!
BBS meet Snooker Legends
Between them they've won the Snooker World Championship 13 times, snooker legends Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry lend their support to Blood Bike South.Many thanks to all involved in last week's Legends of Snooker Exhibition Game at the Rochestown Park Hotel. Funds raised on the night will greatly help Blood Bike South as we take to the road in 2014.You look right at home Steve!
Blood Bike South receives incredible donation of a Blood Bike!!
Blood Bike South are delighted to receive the very generous donation of a Honda Deauville, which is dedicated to the memory of the late Paul Kingston. It was donated to Blood Bike South by the family and friends of Paul, who have been tirelessly fundraising over the last few months. Blood Bike South are overwhelmed by their donation and wish to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all concerned. Please see our Gallery page for more pictures of this amazing donation.
Sponsorship from Kellihers Electrical (Cork)
A big Thank You to Kellihers Electrical - Tramore Road, for their generous donation to us this week!Thanks to support like this, we are well on our way to our goal of being up and running very soon!! We hope that all of our volunteers and followers will show their support to all of our sponsors!
Sponsorship from Cork Lions Club
The Cork Lions Club has been a great supporter of Blood Bike South since day one and we'd like to thank them most graciously for the wonderful donation we were presented last night.Much of the money was raised through the Patrick's Hill Ball Run so well done to all involved!!
Well Done to our Volunteer Riders who came along for the first of their lessons to get them on their way to hopefully achieving Rospa certification. The basics proved not to be so basic for some, but by the end of the day everyone had leaped ahead and great progress was being made! As well as watching an instructional DVD whilst having a cuppa...they also got to check out our latest delivery of our new office/garage!! Pics to follow when we have it ship shape! Check out the Gallery page for some pics of our guys hard at work!
Volunteer Ride Out
Great ride out today through West Cork with some of the 43 Blood Bike South Volunteer Riders. Well done to the Motorcycle Grill in Leap for catering for all of us........ we'll phone ahead the next time!!! Roll on 2014
We would like to say a big thanks to all the volunteers who braved the terrible weather & stormy conditions to meet with us at our volunteer info meeting. We discussed the status of Blood Bike South, plans for training and got feedback & many great ideas for fundraising and sponsorship. Your enthusiasm was fantastic and we are looking forward to working with you all in 2014!!
Rider Assessmnet Day
Fantastic turnout today for our initial assessment day! We had fabulous weather after our 'cool' start. We would like to say a massive Thank You to all the riders for their attendance. We were delighted with everyone's enthusiasm today! We will post some pics in the coming days of the lads hard at work! For anyone that we couldn't meet today, we will be in contact asap with dates and times for your assessment!
Volunteer Recruitment Evening
Thanks to everyone that came and supported this , including a special thanks to all our Guests .
This means we are off to a great start , with more than 100 membership and Garda Vetting forms completed its surely a very positive step forward .
Thanks to everyone who completed and returned their forms , and to anyone that still hasnt returned theirs , please get them back to us .
We will be posting the date for the next step , the "Free Assessment Day" in the very near future .
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