RING & RIDE:

RING & RIDE is a monthly timetabled minibus service which visits different towns, events, or days out.

Ring and Ride

WHERE DOES IT OPERATE?

The service operates from 10 Zones in and around Holsworthy. Within each zone there is no fixed route; the bus follows a route set by the pre-booked locations of passengers. Includes pick ups in the following:

  • Ashwater
  • Black Torrington
  • Bradworthy
  • Bridgerule
  • Broadwoodwidger
  • Bude
  • Chilsworthy
  • Germansweek
  • Holsworthy
  • Halwill Junction
  • Kilkhampton
  • Milton Damerel
  • Morwenstow
  • North Tamerton
  • Poughill
  • Shebbear
  • Sheepwash
  • Shop
  • St Giles on the Heath
  • Stratton
  • Tetcott
  • Thornbury
  • West Putford

HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM OTHER BUS SERVICES?

The biggest difference is you are collected from your door and returned to your door. No getting to or waiting at the nearest bus stop. Also there are no ‘regular’ routes or destinations. The destinations change - working with the feedback from regular users we timetable different destination each day.

WHEN DOES IT OPERATE?

Monday to Friday.

Each trip in the Timetable will only pick up from two or three Zones, so remember to check that you live within the appropriate Zone before Booking.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Fares are for the round trip and are £12. There is a £10 per year membership fee.

WHAT ABOUT ACCESS & SAFETY?

All buses have been constructed for ease of access for all, including wheelchair and pushchair users.

The driver will offer assistance with boarding and lifting if required.

WHO CAN USE IT?

YOU - if you are aged 0 onwards, live in Holsworthy or one of its surrounding Parishes and do not have access to your own vehicle when it runs, are unable to drive or only able to drive short distances. You have to be a member to use the service. Annual membership costs £10 per person.

HOW DO I BOOK?

Register, Ring and you can Ride! Call 01409 259001 to register or complete the registration form Registration is £10 per year.

CARS FOR CARE

Cars for Care is a one to one, door to door driving service. Previously known as the Volunteer Car service. It is aimed at helping people get to essential appointments such as Health Centres, Hospitals, Dentists, Chiropodists etc.

Cars for Care

WHEN AND WHERE DOES IT OPERATE?

Anytime! providing we can organise a volunteer driver, we can accommodate your request. Please ensure you give us at least 48 working hours notice to ensure we can accommodate your request.

HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM A TAXI SERVICE?

Cars for Care is NOT a regular taxi service. This is a transport service, using our volunteer car drivers, who use their own car to take you to your appointment and wait for you.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

We ask that you pay a mileage-related contribution of 45p per mile from the drivers house to you and back again and 50p per mile from your house to the destination and back again, to cover the volunteer’s cost of fuel.

You pay the driver in cash. The driver does not receive any payment for time which is donated voluntarily. There is also a £3 booking fee to cover administration fees.

If you are on benefits you may be able to claim back some of your travel costs.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Cars for Care will get you to non-emergency healthcare appointments such as hospital, optician, dental, foot care or audiology.

If you live in Holsworthy or one of its surrounding Parishes AND do not have access to your own vehicle or are unable to drive when you have a health appointment you ARE eligible for this service.

WHAT ABOUT ACCESS & SAFETY?

All volunteer drivers are DBS checked and insured, and a driver who is able to carry and assist with a wheelchair etc. can be arranged but you must be able to access a normal car unaided.

HOW DO I BOOK?

We offer this service for one off appointments. No registration required. Just call 01409 259001 to request or complete the form. No booking can be made inside 48 working hours.

HERE FOR HIRE

Our Minibuses are available for self drive hire for local youth groups, sports teams, schools or charities. Hiring the minibus avoids personal transport by car or asking parents to transport their children to the various activities. The use of several cars also has a direct impact on the environment. Our minibuses are here for hire, providing safe, comfortable and reliable transport. This service has been temporarily suspended until August 2024 in order for us to re-configure our fleet

Here For Hire

WHO CAN HIRE IT?

Community Groups, Charities or Sports Groups. Evening or at weekends. It can be hired for one off trips or regular requirements.

WHAT DOES ‘SELF DRIVE’ MEAN?

You need to supply your own driver. The driver can be anyone over the age of 21 and under the age of 80 who has held their licence for more than 2 years and is driving voluntarily.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The cost is £75 per day, £50 per evening plus fuel. 20p per mile surcharge for travelling over 250 miles. Payable in advance and subject to cancellation fees.

WHAT ABOUT ACCESS & SAFETY?

All our vehicles are subject to regular safety checks by qualified mechanics and are subject to yearly MOT tests from the first anniversary of being registered.

HOW DO I BOOK IT?

Get in touch to check availability and we will send you through the booking pack. This includes our terms and conditions and a form which requires some information from you ie Name of group, drivers details etc

ARE THERE ANY OTHER CONDITIONS I SHOULD BE AWARE OF?

We cannot provide the minibus for hire for group transport for commercial companies or individuals.

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.”

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