Ring and Ride

Ring & Ride is based in Church Stretton and is part of the Strettons Mayfair Trust. It provides door to door transport in a 6 mile radius of Church Stretton to the north (Picklescott), south (Wistanstow) and east (Longville). All 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, the Health & Wellbeing Centre

  • Medical Centre, Dentist
  • Hairdresser, Bank or Post Office
  • A Café or Restaurant to meet friends and family
  • Local Events and Clubs

Additionally, Ring & Ride organise regular monthly shopping trips outside of our area to:

  • Ludlow
  • Shrewsbury
  • Sainsbury’s, Shrewsbury
  • Other locations

Your journey needs to be booked at least 2 days in advance but can also be booked months ahead too. The more notice you can give us the better. This enables us to organise collecting and dropping off our passengers at their requested destination and time. We arrange for other passengers who need a similar trip to share the journey. This helps us make the best use of time and fuel.Our booking line 720025 is open between 8:30am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours you can leave a message and we will call you back.

Please note that we operate Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.
Travel within 3 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 3 miles. However, discounts are given to bus pass holders.

Donations

We always appreciate any financial support that helps us continue to serve the wider community.Passengers and R&R friends are able to provide regular gifts by standing order or as one off gifts. 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.

Our vehicles run Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. excluding Bank Holidays. However, it may be possible to offer our service outside of these times.Call 01694 720025 between 8:30am to 1pm Monday to Friday to book your trip. A message can be left at all other times. 

Please give our office a minimum of 4 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.
Forms and leaflets are available at the Mayfair Community Centre, Church Stretton or by ringing the Ring & Ride office.