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 £5.00.
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 the destination and return. This money goes only to their fuel and insurance costs.
Pre-Booking with at least 48 hours notice is essential. There is a £2 booking fee for this service.
A local organisation or community group looking to hire a minibus? …
3. HERE FOR HIRE
Hire our 14-16 seater minibus for group travel. The minibuses are available weekdays, weekends and evenings.
The cost is £50 a day, £30 per evening plus fuel.
Drivers must be over 21 and have held their licence for more than 2 years and 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.
In September we are trialling our door to door (Ring & Ride) bus service into Torrington & Taddiport. This area will be known as Area 10 on the timetable. If we get enough support and users, we will hope to continue with this service permanently.
WHAT’S COMING UP ...
Horse Drawn Barge Trip
This trip offers you the experience of a horse drawn barge journey, an opportunity to meet and fnd out about the history of the horses, there is information about the Grand Western Canal itself, including its history, walks and wildlife, a gift shop and a cafe to enjoy a spot of lunch in. The cost of the trip is £19 and needst to be booked and paid for inadvance by 28th February and once booked is non-refundable.
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.”