Meet our North Devon Minibus Drivers

Hello, My Name is Paul, I am a young 65 and have two children, Rebekah and Nate.

I am married to Jenny a true Devon Girl from a farming family.  I am a caring warm person and am loyal. I love art, music and theology. I have travelled to many different countries, recently I did a tour of Egypt seeing the Pyramids and the Valley of Kings.

I have a 7 year old grandson called Max.

I have recently joined the team and enjoying driving the bus and taking people shopping and conducting social visits.

I hope I can make your experience of travelling on the bus a happy one to remember.

We have a second driver joining us in Mid April called Rob, so we will give him a chance to tell you all about himself very soon but for now so you can put a face to the name please give a warm welcome to Rob.



Revised Ring & Ride Service

Thank you for your feedback, we have listened and changed our routes to hopefully suit everyone. We always welcome feedback as this helps us ensure we are meeting the needs of the community. 

What is the Ring & Ride?

The Ring and Ride minibus provides a door to door service for older, disabled & rurally isolated people who find public transport difficult to use.

Our friendly drivers are on hand to help you on and off the bus and to help carry your shopping to your door. Our fully accessible Ring and Ride Service is available 4 days a week from various towns and villages, with return journeys starting from as low as £6.

How do I book?

You MUST call Monday to Friday 9-2pm weekly to book each trip or book the following week directly with the driver once you’ve travelled.

What if I need to use a Scooter?  We are unable to carry mobility scooters, but we can transport approved manual and powered wheelchairs.

Where and when can I travel?

Our Ring and Ride Service offers a weekday trip from neighbouring villages to Sainsburys, Tescos and The Cattle Market Car Park in the Town Centre, arriving approximately 11am and departing approximately 1pm.

If you live in Barnstaple, you will be able to use the Ring and Ride Service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and fortnightly on a Thursday.

The Passenger Club Social Trips are also available from Barnstaple most Fridays.

Please note that each day there will only be one run, we will start picking up at the furthest point from 9am and aim to reach the destination by 11am. We will commence the return journey at approximately 1pm.

Please be aware that if you are collected last you will be dropped of first.


North Devon Friday Passenger Club

Call 01271 328866 to book your seat

The North Devon Ring & Ride will offer Social Trip outings every Friday. Please make sure you take note of the new pick up areas, as these are slightly different from the Monday to Thursday Ring & Ride areas.

During school term time our pick up time will start from 9:20am, we aim to get to our destination by 11am and will begin the return journey at 1pm.

The Team at Mid Devon Mobility would love to hear from you if you have any idea of Day trips for the future.  

Please call us on 01271 328866 or please add your trip choice to the suggestion box on the minibus.