Rural Rider Service in Cheshire

Cheshire CDT’s Rural Rider service operates a door-to-door mini-bus transport servicing a number of rural areas to provide key transport links to Northwich and Winsford.  People in rural areas are often isolated through a lack of public transportation options. The Rural Rider service aims to reduce that isolation and provide the local community with a safe and affordable way to travel.

Cheshire Community Transport

Who can use the Rural Rider service?

The Rural Rider service is open to anyone (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult) living in the areas covered by the service.

Our buses and drivers

Our Rural Rider buses are fully wheelchair accessible, regularly cleaned and serviced and undergo rigorous safety checks before every journey.

All of our drivers are highly experienced, first-aid trained and DBS checked.

Using the Rural Rider service

In order to access the service you must first register your details.  To request a registration form or get further information please contact the transport team by phone on 01606 784 100, by email at or via the online contact form.

Once registered you can book your journey by calling the transport team on the day before you wish to travel. To make your booking you will need to provide your name, address and the destination to which you wish to travel.

Bookings for the Rural Rider service can be made during the following times:

  • Monday to Thursday between 9:00 and 15:00
  • Friday between 9:00 and 13:00


Passengers with an older person’s bus pass can use the Rural Rider service for free if travelling after 9:30am (£3 if travelling before 9:30).  A return journey costs just £5.20 for passengers without an older person’s bus pass.

Rural Rider - Northwich Time Table

DayPick-up LocationsPick-up Time (Approx)Return Time
WednesdayCotebrook, Oakmere, Little Budworth, Utkinton, Tarporley, Delamere, Eaton09:3012:30
WednesdayLach Dennis, Plumley, Byley, Allostock, Peover, Cranage11:0014:00
ThursdayLittle Leigh, Wincham, Great Budworth, Marbury, Comberbach, Antrobus, Whitley, Anderton10:0013:30
ThursdayCrowton, Acton Bridge, Kingsley, Norley, Delamere, Cuddington, Whitegate12:3015:00
FridayEaton, Little Budworth, Whitegate, Tarporley, Utkinton09:3013:00
FridayLach Dennis, Plumley, Byley, Allostock, Peover, Cranage11:0014:30

Rural Rider - Winsford Time Table

DayPick-up LocationsPick-up Time (Approx)Return Time
WednesdayTarporley, Oakmere, Delamere, Utkinton, Little Budworth, Cotebrook, Eaton13:3015:30
ThursdayCrowton, Kingsley, Acton Bridge, Norley, Delamere, Cuddington, Whitegate, Whitley09:0012:00

Areas Serviced

The timetables above provide an overview of the areas serviced, for confirmation that your location is eligible, please contact the transport team by phone on 01606 784 100, by email at or via the online contact form..  If you live in an area that is not covered by this service please ask about our Voluntary Car Scheme as this may be available to you.

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