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Peli BioThermal Products Protect Pedal Powered Pharma Deliveries During Lockdown

Thousands of essential pharmaceuticals have been delivered direct to the homes of housebound patients during the Covid-19 lockdown which saw Peli BioThermal’s Paul Terry making doorstep deliveries on his bike!

The keen cyclist, who is Director of Sales EMEA at Peli BioThermal, joined fellow riders at the Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club who were enlisted to help home deliver prescription drugs to housebound people.

The two-wheeled delivery service has proved to be a vital lifeline for vulnerable people having to stay home to protect themselves during the pandemic which has seen Paul make dozens of doorstep deliveries alongside the bicycle brigade of volunteers at the cycling club.

Between them they have delivered 872 prescriptions representing almost 4,000 individual items via journeys totaling 3,170 miles. In doing this they’ve collectively cycled up hills that are the equivalent of four times the height of Mount Everest and all of this has been achieved without a single puncture!

Paul’s personal effort, which has seen him cycle over 100 miles and climb a total of 4,500 feet, is in addition to organising the loan of some of the company’s temperature controlled shippers.  These lightweight shippers are used to protect and safely transport temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products on board bikes being used for drug deliveries by 30 volunteer members of the cycling club.

Paul said: “What the cycling club is doing is amazing. We were pleased to support the efforts of the volunteers by supplying our Crēdo ProMed™ products to allow riders to use for any +2C to +8C temperature sensitive deliveries along with more regular prescriptions. The products protect medications including insulin and other temperature sensitive drug products.

There are a core group of cyclists at the club who volunteered to make daily deliveries while they are furloughed from their jobs. As I also had one of our 4L Crēdo Cube™ products at home I rigged it to my E-bike and volunteered to get involved and so far I have made around 50 deliveries to very vulnerable people in the community.  It is so rewarding, everyone is really thankful of the deliveries and that we take the time to have a quick chat with them, a few have even made cash donations to the cycling club.

 “This is a great initiative by Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club and its President Paul Dean. It was a privilege to be able to play a small part in helping others during the lockdown and everyone I encountered was very appreciative.”

Paul Dean added: “The loan of Peli BioThermal’s products has given the pharmacies and the recipients of the prescriptions the assurance that their medicine’s effectivity was maintained.”