A group of bikers who banded together to make essential deliveries during the pandemic have clocked up a total of 37,000 miles - the equivalent of a lap-and-a-half of the Earth - and are set to make their 1,500th 'drop' this weekend.
The Volunteer Bikers Group (VBG) began with just five riders and now has 200 members who travel all over distributing food parcels, medication and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Deliveries have included essential chemotherapy drugs for a patient in Donegal, who needed an urgent delivery from Altnagelvin Hospital.
There have been some unusual requests too, with one volunteer tasked to deliver a Moses basket arriving to find the mother-to-be already in labour.
The group is self-funding, with volunteers using their own motorbikes and fuel, but it does accept donations and to date has raised almost £2,500 for the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice.
To recognise their efforts, representatives were invited to Stormont on Thursday, where they were thanked personally by Health Minister Robin Swann.
Among them was their youngest PPE maker, 14-year-old Jamie Watson from Stranocum in Co Antrim, who has made over 700 frames for face shields.
The five men who started the group are father and son Paul and Phil Johnston, John Lawson, Michael Price and Richard Webber.
However, what began as a few trips to help elderly and vulnerable people needing prescriptions and essential items in the north Down area has mushroomed into an impressive assistance operation with volunteers from every corner of Northern Ireland.
Every motorbike club in the province is involved and the volunteer riders include men and women from all walks of life - from helicopter pilots and barristers to business owners and people who are unemployed. One of the group's main roles has been helping to deliver some of the 26,000 scrubs made by volunteers in their own homes on behalf of NI Scrubs Group.
Mr Lawson said: "There were so many individuals and community and sewing groups out there making the PPE but there was no mechanism to get the items from A to B, so we filled that gap.
"Fourteen-year-old Jamie Watson actually uploaded mask frames for 3D photocopiers and started printing them off himself. There were wee factories all over the place making components for the NHS frames and we were collecting different elements of those so they could be put together. We wanted to take the pressure off the NHS."
As well as travelling all over Ireland, the volunteers have also teamed up with motorcycle groups in the Republic and other parts of the UK to guarantee items reach their intended targets.
One such delivery was from Wigan to Omagh Hospital and Lisnaskea Health Centre, with the local volunteers travelling to Cairnryan to collect the items from the English riders.
All of the volunteers have been 'cleared' through Access NI for pharmacy deliveries, and the group also received a tracking system - donated by UK company Microlise - which allows it to monitor its riders and deliveries.
It means it can supply authorities with details of where riders have been if Covid-19 contact tracing should be required.
Co-volunteer Phil Johnston explained that riders are still out seven days a week.
"Despite relaxation we still find there are some people not willing to risk leaving home and we are supporting them with deliveries of prescriptions and PPE," he explained. And the group has no plans to stop any time soon.
"We do feel there is benefit to us and the wider community in remaining. Options include support for blood bikes, transplant movements and other areas where the health service will need all the support it can get," he said.
"Plus, we are reluctant to step back in the event there is a second wave."
Mr Lawson said the support and feedback the group had received had been phenomenal.
"It's a privilege for us to do this. This has drawn together the entire motorcycle community in Northern Ireland and we almost feel we are carrying a banner for the bikers of Northern Ireland," he added.
"It is why we don't accept any money. We feel as if we are giving something back."