Ring and Ride

Introduction
Ring and Ride is a remarkable service where volunteer drivers from the Ledbury community, using their own cars, provide low-cost transport to those who either can not use or do not have access to public transport.

Who can use the service
You are eligible to use Ring and Ride if you live in Ledbury or one of its surrounding parishes and:

  • you are unable to use existing public transport;
    or
  • you do not have access to suitable transport services.

We are happy to accommodate wheelchair users.

Membership
To use the service you must be a member of the scheme,  To join the scheme you need to complete an application form and pay the annual fee. 
Annual fees are:

  • £15 for an individual membership
  • £20 for a household membership, e.g. husband and wife
  • £5 if you are in receipt of means tested benefits

The application form can be down loaded from the bottom of this page or just call the office and we will send you one.

Booking a journey
You can book a journey by:

  • Calling the Ring and Ride desk on 01531 635503  9.30 - 12.30 Mon-Fri
  • Completing the online booking form
  • Calling in at the office at 4B Hill House, Bye Street, Ledbury 9.30 - 12.30 Mon-Fri

So that we have time to arrange a volunteer driver we ask for a minimum of 48 hours notice.    However, if your need is urgent we will endeavour to accommodate your request.

Costs
Our charges are based on the door-to-door, return mileage for the trip, as shown below.  

Round trip miles Single passenger Two passengers* Three Passengers
0-4.0 £5.00 £3.75 each £3.00 each
4.1 - 8.0 £7.50 £5.70 each £5.00 each
8.1 - 16.0 £10.00 £7.50 each £6.70 each
16.1 - 29.0 £15.00 £11.25 each £10.00 each
29.1 - 30.0 £20.00 £15.00 each £13.40 each
30.1 - 45.0 £25.00 £18.75 each £16.70 each
45.1 - 100.0 On request    

* If you have to travel with a carer, we will only charge the single passenger fee.

You pay the driver at the end of the journey.  If you need to know the cost of the journey in advance please give the office a call on 01531 635503.

About our drivers
All our drivers are volunteers using their own cars.  They are reimbursed for their mileage, but otherwise receive no payment. They have all been DBS checked and carry a CA Ledbury identity card.

Any questions?

How far do you go?
Most of our trips are local to Ledbury but we are happy to go further afield to Ross, Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Gloucester.

Will the driver wait while I have my appointment?
Yes, within reason. For example, if you are going for an outpatient appointment at Hereford County Hospital the driver will be prepared to wait for up to two hours.  However, you may have to pay for parking.

Can you take me to the airport?
No, sorry we don't do airport transfers

Is there any limit on the number of journeys I can make?
No, subject to enough drivers being available.

I use a wheel chair - can I still use the service?
Yes, we have a vehicle that's adapted for wheelchair use.

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