Group Transport

The Flyer is available  for use by groups from the local community. You can go anywhere in the UK, you can use bus lanes in busy towns and you do not need to pay a congestion charge in London. The Flyer can accomodate up to 14 people including the driver. Plus, its very simple to arrange.

Before starting the process of hiring the bus, please consider the following.

  • Drivers over 70, must have a D1 on their licence.
  • Drivers must have no more that 3 points on their licence.
  • If drivers have been in any accidents in the last 5 years (fault or no fault), for the purpose of insurance, you must report the date of the incident to us. This only applies to incidents that have been reported to an insurance company, privately settled claims need not be reported.
  • Drivers must complete a driver information form (see link below)

If you're happy you meet the criteria to drive, check the calendar to see if the Flyer is available. Then contact the Booking Secretary Janet, who is in charge of the Flyer diary : her number is 01672-520682 or 07584 253117 or email booking@ramsburyflyer.org. She will confirm the availability, and help you sort out your Hirer and Driver forms (which can be downloaded below).

The cost to hire the flyer privately is very low, only £25 per day, paid as a non-refundable booking fee, plus £1.50 per mile inluding fuel for the first 100 miles and £1.00 per mile thereafter. Special rates are available for community organisations, please ask for details.

Secondly, you will need to find a volunteer driver. This can be someone who is going on your trip or someone from our list of existing volunteers. New drivers  should be aged 25 or over, with no more than 3 points on their licence.

If they have not driven the Flyer before, they will need to have a short familiarisation with a committee member which is a very straightforward process. On completion of the process they will become one of our volunteer drivers.  Please note that since the 8th June, 2015 the paper counterpart of a driving licence has been scrapped so the driver will need to print off their driver record from the DVLA website (https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence) and bring it along to their familiarisation. If you are unable to find a driver, one of our existing  volunteers may be happy to help out.

When the day of your trip arrives, you will collect the Flyer keys from the keyholder and return them after your trip.   It's as easy as that !!

To download the forms or Conditions of Hire please click on the links alongside