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Rideability - door to door community transport

Rideability is a wheelchair accessible minibus service for vulnerable people living in Blackpool who are unable to use public transport for a variety of reasons.

The service operates on Mondays to Saturdays: 8.00am to 4.00pm and can be used for journeys in the Blackpool area.

Trips into neighbouring areas may be able to be accommodated depending upon service capacity.


It is free to become a member of Rideability. Call us on 01253 476668. You'll need to have your contact details and your NoWcard to hand when registering.

If you are a wheelchair user, a member of our team will need to come out to visit you and conduct an assessment. This is to make sure that you can use your wheelchair safely as a seat on our transport.

Please note that we are unable to transport mobility scooters.

Using the service

To book a journey, call the office team on 01253 476668 with details of the journey that you'd like to make.

You can request one off- journeys, for example for medical appointments or can ask for regular bookings.

Whilst we will try our best to fit in trip requests, we cannot guarantee that we can meet every request.

Booking with as much notice as possible will help us to arrange your transport needs.


There is a cost per journey for using the Rideability service payable in cash as you travel.
Concessions apply and the price depends on the type of NoWcard you have.

  • Disabled pass £1 per journey
  • Over 60s pass £2.40 per journey

Travelling with a carer

Carers can travel with you. Please tell us when requesting a booking that you have a carer.
Please note that unless carers hold their own NoWcard, they will need to pay a fee for this journey. Please phone the office for more details.

Organised trips

We have regular weekly shopping trips to

  • Morrison's South Shore
  • Morrison's, Thornton
  • Booths Poulton
  • Asda South Shore
  • Tesco

We operate weekly pub lunch trips in the extended Blackpool and Lancashire area and shopping trips further afield such as Skipton Market, Barton Grange and in the autumn we operate trips through the Illuminations.

Wednesday shopping trips

Details of Wednesday shopping trips
Date Location Price
Wednesday 5 June Heskin Hall Shopping Village £15
Wednesday 12 June Skipton Market £15
Wednesday 19 June Preston Market £10
Wednesday 26 June Lancaster £15
Wednesday 3 July Southport £15
Wednesday 10 July Barton Grange £10
Wednesday 17 July Affinity Fleetwood £8
Wednesday 24 July Kendal £15
Wednesday 31 July Bury Market £15

Thursday pub lunch trips

Details of Thursday pub lunch trips
Date Venue Location Cost
Thursday 6 June Marsh Mill Thornton £7
Thursday 13 June Kingfisher  Kirkham £7
Thursday 20 June Thornton Lodge Thornton £7
Thursday 27 June Hand and Dagger Treales £10
Thursday 4 July The Venue Cleveleys £7
Thursday 11 July The Barn Scorton £10
Thursday 18 July Fairhaven St Annes £7
Thursday 25 July The Ship  Elswick £10
Thursday 1 August North Euston Fleetwood £7


For bookings please call 01253 476668. Door to door transport to and from each venue.

Organised trips are not eligible for concessionary fares.


Rideability enquiry line

Telephone 01253 476668