Ring & Ride

Ring & Ride is based in Church Stretton and is part of the Strettons Mayfair Trust. It provides door-to-door transport within a six-mile radius of Church Stretton to the north (Picklescott), south (Wistanstow) and east (Longville). All of our vehicles are wheelchair accessible and driven by trained and qualified staff or volunteers. 
There are two types of membership – Individual and Group.

Individual Membership

This membership costs £20 per year and is open to individuals who:

  • Do not have use of a car
  • Live within a town or rural area lacking public transport
  • Experience difficulty walking moderate distances or
  • Otherwise have physical/mental difficulty using private or public transport.

Once you are a member you can book journeys to other places within our area such as:

  • Mayfair Centre or Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Medical Practice or dentist
  • Hairdresser, bank or Post Office
  • Café or restaurant to meet friends and family
  • Local events and clubs

We also offer regular monthly shopping trips outside of our area, to locations including:

  • Ludlow
  • Shrewsbury
  • Sainsbury’s Meole Brace, Shrewsbury

When do you operate?

We operate 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

How do I book a journey?

Your journey should be booked at least two days ahead, but you can book months in advance – the more notice you can give us the better. This allows us organise our schedules, and arrange for other passengers who need a similar trip to share the journey, making the best use of time and fuel. Our booking line 01694 720025 is open 8.30am–1pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours you can leave a message and we will call you back.

Do I have to pay for travel?

Travel within three miles is free to members with a concessionary bus pass. Members without a pass will be charged £1.50 per journey. Fares are charged for all journeys in excess of three miles, with discounts given to bus pass holders.

Donations

We always appreciate financial support. It helps us continue to serve the wider community. Passengers and Ring & Ride friends can make regular gifts by standing order or as a one-off gift. Gifts can also be deposited in the vehicle collection boxes.

Group Membership

We are pleased to offer local groups the opportunity to use our vehicles and drivers for trips benefiting their members and the local community such as:

  • Social and cultural events
  • Special interest trips
  • Health and leisure activities

Our annual Group Membership costs £25 and is open to:

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Businesses who use us for the benefit the local community and
  • Do not make a profit from the journeys.

To make a booking, Group Members should give our office a minimum of four weeks advance notice and provide:

  • Date(s) and times
  • Destination
  • Number of passengers and
  • Any special requirements – e.g. wheelchairs, children etc.

Journeys are charged at a minimum of £10 or £1.25 per mile.
Fares can be collected on the day or invoiced later if preferred.

It may be possible to offer our services outside of our usual operating times.
Call us on 01694 720025 discuss your needs or make a booking.