Husqvarna Nuda Bloodbike

Nuda 900 donated by dealer to serve for SERV

Posted: 31 July 2012
by Visordown News

Nuda 900 Bloodbike

HUSQVARNA dealer, Freestyle Motorcycles of East Sussex havey donated a new Husqvarna Nuda 900 toSERV Kent.

SERV, also known as 'Bloodrunners', is a charitable organisation that delivers blood products to the Accident and Emergency hospitals acrossSouthern Englandat night, free of charge, whenever and wherever it's urgently needed.

Over £2,000 was raised to help purchase the bike, with £1,000 coming fromJames Burroughs who works for Freestyle Motorcycles and competed in the Scottish Six Day Trial in May this year to raise the money. The other £1,000 came from various charity donations. Freestyle then covered all other costs relating to the bike.

John Kidd, SERV Kent Secretary said: “We are extremely grateful to Freestyle Motorcycles and James Burroughs for their efforts in securing us a new bloodbike. The Husqvarna Nuda 900 will now be used to save lives all over Kent and will help our volunteers to save lives.”


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That's excellent, good on those guys for doing something for a great cause. plus that looks kinda cool in fluro

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 13:04

Yep, well done lads! Pull the rug out from under the courier industry, why don’t you? Take away the pride of some dispatch rider from earning a living. So another mouth has to be feed by our taxes via the dole. Why can't these freebie riders put their energy into fund raising, so folk can earn an honest living? Oh no, to easy and a lot more fun to go and do it for free themselves prancing around on inappropriate bikes getting their egos boosted the shallow minded.

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 22:53

Cabernet, wtf?! You really think that a handful of blood bikes is going to make a dent in the courier industry? Really?! I think these guys are doing a great job, and at the end of the day their volunteer efforts save the NHS having to spend money on transporting urgent supplies and samples.

I also don't ever remember seeing a courier bike with blues and twos.

Although I do have to agree, whilst I like the look of the Nuda as a bike, I'm really not entirely sure of its suitability as a blood bike. Maybe in the remote hills somewhere maybe, but Kent?

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 10:12

May be not in Central London, but across the country. There are less than 20 courier bikes running out of Manchester. The four blood bikes take 5% off the couriers income. Liverpool had no bike couriers last I know.
No it is not gonna take thousands off the dole, but if a few riders can get the benefit of earning a living with dignity and the job still gets done and the dole bill is reduced, surely this is better result for all.
My point is this kind of volunteer riding, only changes the problem. It does not solve anything. When you do someones job for free, you make life difficult for them.

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 13:34

I think you're gripe should be with Sir Tim Berners-Lee rather than a group of volunteers giving up their spare time to save the NHS money, the fact is it's the Internet that has buried the bike courier industry, documents don't need a bloke on a bike anymore which was the corner stone of the whole sector, or would the irony of blaming the Internet on the Internet have been strong for you?

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 23:05

"than a group of volunteers giving up their spare time" doing a potential workers job!

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 13:26

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