When you do not have a car, do not have access to a car or only drive short distances …
1. RING & RIDE BUSES
Brighten up your day with a day out, shopping trip, event visit or exciting excursion.
The RING & RIDE minibus is a bookable door to door service. We collect you from your home and return you to your door.
Trips vary and change from month to month. The timetable runs Monday to Friday. Return fares start at £8.00
There is no booking fee but you will need to register to use this service.
When you do not have access to a car or are unable to drive …
2. CARS FOR CARE
If you need transport to an appointment, the volunteer drivers use their own cars to provide transport.
The cost is 45p per mile from the driver’s house to you and then 50p per mile from your house to the destination and the same in return. This money goes only to their fuel and maintenance costs.
Pre-Booking with at least 48 hours notice is essential. There is a £2.50 booking fee for this service.
A local organisation or community group looking to hire a minibus? …
3. HERE FOR HIRE
Hire our 15-17 seater minibus for group travel. The minibuses are available weekdays, weekends and evenings.
The cost is £50 a day, £30 per evening plus fuel. From 1st September 2022, the price will increase to £60 a day, £35 per evening plus fuel.
Drivers must hold a D1 on their licence to drive the 17 seat bus and be over 21 and have held their licence for more than 2 years to drive the 15 seat bus, and they must not get paid to drive the bus. Pre-booking is essential.
No access to transport? No problem!
Holsworthy district area is a great place to live but if you do not have access to your own transport it can sometimes lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. pickme-up is a transport service for all ages here to help you, a loved one, or a family member get out and about. We provide Group Transport, Volunteer Cars and a low cost alternative to minibus hire for community groups.
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Stunning Day Outs
Goose Fair, Tavistock
The annual Goose Fair in Tavistock dates back to the early 12th Century, when a Michaelmas Fair held every September 29th provided the opportunity for business and animal trading, and was a social event for wives and daughters. The name Goose Fair probably came about as farmers brough their geese ready for fattening for Christmas, and the only other Goose Fair (in Nottingham) has a similar connection. When the new calendar was introduced in 1752 the ‘loss’ of 11 days changed the date of the Micahelmas Fair to October 10th, and now the Fair is held on the second Wednesday in October each year. Market traders come from all over the country to sell their wares and provide entertainment. Stalls and side shows are set up in the centre of the town. The more traditional side of Goose Fair can still be found at the Tavistock Livestock Centre. They usually hold an open day where you can see cattle, sheep and Dartmoor ponies, and enjoy the auction of live geese and poultry.
OUR HAPPY CUSTOMERS
“I live where there is no public transport, the RING & RIDE service is my only means of travel which I very much enjoy.”