Ambulances on two (pedal powered) wheels

Ambulances on two (pedal powered) wheels

We are excited to show you our latest custom built bikes for St John Ambulance.

Their new Cycle Response Units (CRUs) are required to withstand the rigours of daily operational use, carrying medical equipment (including oxygen and a defibrillator) weighing in excess of 40kg, as well as medically trained personnel in full uniform.

These ambulances on two wheels, are deployed at events in communities up and down the country and aim to reach casualties quickly. This can include situations where dense crowds make it difficult for a vehicle to get through, St John Ambulance have deployed CRUs at events including the Virgin Money London Marathon, Wimbledon and the Prudential Ride London.

havebike and St John Ambulance have developed a strategic partnership that has seen havebike continue to support the CRUs’ annual fleet replacement and enhancement programme, as well as delivering maintenance services across the country for the CRUs.

This January, havebike were delighted to deliver St John Ambulance 18 custom built Cycle Responder bicycles. These eye catching bikes are based on the latest 650B wheel size Saracen mountain bike, but heavily customised to meet the needs of St John Ambulance.

Nick Brown, havebike’s Managing Director said “it fills us with immense pride that our bicycles help play a key role in making public events a safer place to be, by providing first aid to those who need it working alongside St John Ambulance volunteers, staff, and their NHS colleagues.”

Ashley Sweetland MBE, National Cycle Response Unit Officer, St John Ambulance added “In 2019, St John Ambulance celebrates 15 years of cycling to save lives and make a difference to patient outcomes. Having a trusted partner to meet our ambulance bicycle fleet requirements is absolutely vital. We are proud to have worked with havebike for many years and have been impressed by their work on our behalf and the value they’ve brought to our charitable activities.”

As well as serving the needs of St John Ambulance, havebike is now the only company to service all of London’s 999 blue light cycle response teams, including London Ambulance Service, City of London Police, British Transport Police, London Fire Brigade and over 2500 police bikes used by the London Metropolitan Police.

If your organisation is thinking about introducing a bicycle fleet, please feel free to contact us for all your fleet procurement, operation and management needs!

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