TAVISTOCK AND DISTRICT RING & RIDE ~ Charity No. 1079282
Tavistock & District Ring & Ride is one of a number of similar schemes that operate within towns and rural locations throughout Devon. We provide a door to door service for those who do not have access to their own transport, find it physical difficult to use conventional public transport, or who live remotely from normal public transport services. By providing a service into local towns, we allow potentially house bound people the opportunity to shop and use local amenities. The difference between a Ring & Ride and a conventional bus service lies in the flexible routing and the fact that the minibus is specially adapted with easy access, removable seats and a tail-lift to accommodate wheelchairs.
The scheme currently provides a door to door minibus service which enables people, many living in isolated rural locations, the chance to shop and enjoy the facilities of Tavistock.
Passengers book a journey in advance simply by phoning the Ring and Ride Co-ordinator [at least] one day before they wish to travel and they are then picked up at their door, with assistance from the driver if necessary, and brought into Tavistock. After a short eriod to allow for shopping etc, the minibus will return them to home.