Chairperson and Fleet
Manager - Mark Lavery
My main job as Chairman is to try and keep everyone happy which does not always go to plan! I have been a member of WSBB for 5 years and in that time I have done most jobs in the group. From rider/controller/events/membership. At the moment I cover Fleet Manager and Chairman. As the Fleet Manager I am responsible for keeping our vehicles on the road and upgrading our fleet, which at times can be difficult to say the least. I do have a full time job as a HGV driver, which I try to fit in around the Blood Bikes. My own bike is a Triumph Explorer, however I am on the look out for something a bit faster. The Explorer is looking a bit lonely in the garage. I would also like to thank my wife for putting up with the Blood Bikes as it takes up most of my free time.. THANK YOU Jayne xxx
Vice Chairperson - Ben Rowlson
My name is Ben, I am 32 and joined Warwickshire and Solihull blood bikers in October 2018 after me and my partner received a lot of support from the NHS in the lead up to the birth of my daughter. We spent a lot of time at the hospital and I found myself speaking to a few of the blood bikers whilst they were doing their deliveries and after talking to them I decided to sign up and become a blood biker myself, I thought it was just for bike riders however I found out you can still be a blood biker and drive their duty car. 6 months down the line I find myself in the role of Vice Chairman. I enjoy being involved with all aspects of the blood bikers and love being a part of the big family.
Treasurer - Lisa Harrison
Secretary - Phil Mason
My name is Phil Mason and I am the secretary for the WSBB. I have been riding motorbikes for 32 years and finding out about the blood bikes I decided to join the group 2017.
In joining the group I have supported some our fund raising events and promotion events for the group meeting many interesting people.
For me to be part of a group supporting the NHS and giving a free service has been great but also too like minded people also. Also the point of doing this using a motorcycle is even better as combines my passion for motorcycling.
Training Officer - George Dye
My name is Lisa, I am the treasurer for WSBB. I joined in October 2018 after having my little girl in the September. My main reason for joining was to give something back to the NHS after having so much support from them whilst I was pregnant spending most of my pregnancy in hospital.
I started of as a controller answering the phones and handing out the calls to the riders and monitoring the riders till the jobs where complete. I enjoyed doing this cause it was something I could do whilst being at home with my little girl and meant I didn’t miss out on any time with her.
I then decide I wanted to help more and became Treasurer. I am looking forward to what’s in front of me and would like to thank the general public for all there help in raising the funds for us to be where we are now.
I am one of the founder members of WSBB. I am the current Training Officer and oversee training of new riders and development of current members. It is part of my job to make sure all the license documentation is current and up to date. I also liaise with our training team making sure all legal requirements are adhered to before riders do their first duty.
Hospital Liaison/NABB Representative - Bob Badland
I joined WSBB 7 years ago having been a motorbike owner since I was 13 and keen to make use of my time and love of motorcycling. I do fund raising WSBB presentations, ride my own Pan European on WSBB call outs, drive for WSBB, have been a co-ordnator for many years and a committee member, currently I have taken on the role of Hospital Liaison Officer for the WSBB.
In my working life I was a partner in a flooring company for 20 years, moving on to take up the role of Key Accounts Manager with an oil company for 7 years developing their retail arm as up until then had only industrial clients. My working background has been in sales and marketing and at 44 I retired. Since then I have developed a property portfolio, run the Vintage Motor Cycle Club's Midland Section with it's clubhouse based at the National Motorcycle Museum and am Secretary of the Association of Pioneer Motor Motorcyclists. Other than that I lead a pretty quiet life!
Events Manager - Chris Bourne
I joined Warwickshire & Solihull Blood Bikes in August 2017. A keen motorcyclist, I love nothing more than being out on my Triumph Tiger Sport.
I joined this team because I wanted to be able to give something back to the community, whilst enjoying the camaraderie associated with the group and being able to make a difference.
During the day I operate my own business as a Lighting Consultant looking after commercial projects of all shapes and sizes throughout the Midlands. I am married to Kate and reside out in the countryside of south Warwickshire
Being appointed as Events Manager is a privilege and a role I will give my all to over the coming year. This, together with riding and controller duties will ensure I am constantly kept on my toes!
I look forward to helping develop the group further over the coming months and working with the team. If you have any events you would like us to be involved in please get in touch and I will be glad to assist .
Membership Secretary -
Having been riding bikes since I was 16 with a bit of a gap in the middle I was keen to put this to use in helping the local community. After visiting Rugby Bikefest back in 2016 I was hooked and signed up immediately. I then completed the in house training with George and subsequently passed my advanced rider test. Since then I have not looked back. I volunteer as a rider and controller for the charity when I can spare some time. In March 2017 I was voted in as Membership Officer and have been doing the role ever since.
The Membership Officer role can be somewhat challenging at times dealing with new member enquiries, annual renewals and keeping all the day to day paperwork up to date. Get in touch with me if you are interested in getting involved
Rota Manager - Pete Passmore
Hi I'm the Rota Manager, I am also one of WSBB's Controllers.
I have been a member since 2013, my inspiration for joining the group was the fact that my son Brian was part of the original team that set the group up in 2012.
Part of my job is to manage and monitor the rota of volunteers ensuring any blank spaces on the system are covered.