Category Archives: Travel

It’s time to prepare for winter driving.

Driving - winter snow on windscreenFrosty mornings means scraping car windows and warming the engine before driving off. However, take care and do to leave your vehicle unattended or it could be someone else driving off in it, instead of you!

For details on how to prepare your car for winter driving, follow this link. For further advice on how to get weather updates, notification of incidents and other warnings, please go to our ‘Topical News’ page.

Direct Harrogate to Boroughbridge bus service cancelled

bus stopWas any warning given that the Harrogate Bus Company would be cancelling the through service from Harrogate to Boroughbridge? Buses to Boroughbridge (Bus route 21) now only run from Knaresborough. Also travellers should be aware that buses no longer run every hour, but have been reduced to every 100 minutes. This means that on weekdays there are only 7 buses compared to 12 previously and, at weekends, the number of buses is reduced form 10 to 6.

Boroughbridge is a lovely place to go for a day out, with several delightful country walks. But, be aware, if you miss the the 15.50pm bus back to Knaresborough, you will have a long wait until the next (and last bus) at 18.25pm on weekdays and 17.55pm on Saturdays.

Fancy a day trip?

Vamooz

At our July meeting, we had a lively discussion about transport provision in the Harrogate District. As well as finding out about a whole host of transport providers including Happy Wanderers, local taxis, HARCVS etc, we heard about ‘Vamooz’ – a new service provided by the Harrogate Bus Company. So, here are a few suggestions of day trips which might interest you.

Follow this link for further information.

Fancy a day out?

Vamooz travel comp.Fancy a day out at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park? Or how about a trip to Backpool and the St Anne’s Kite Festival? These are just two of the the trips organised by Transdev bus company as part of their Vamooz project. To book tickets, download the VAMOOZ app onto an iPhone or Android phone then select the trip you want to purchase.  One person can book for others if, for example, there are people who can’t access the app but a central organiser could do so and buy their tickets for them. Find out more about the Vamooz project by following this link.

How do you get around the Harrogate district?

Penny farthing

Join us at our Forum meeting on July 27th to discuss transport issues in the Harrogate District. We have invited representatives from the local transport service providers to give an overview of their services and answer questions from members of the public.

To find out more, please see our ‘Forum Events‘ page.

How are you ‘getting around’?

Bike sculptureGetting around and combatting  loneliness and isolation …..

Join the Forum for their meeting on July 27th to find out how the over 50s are getting around. We have invited representatives from bus companies, a taxi company. North Yorkshire County Council, Happy Wanderers and more, to give an overview of the services they offer. We will then have a ‘Question Time’ style discussion about transport issues in the Harrogate District. For further details see our ‘Forum Events’ page.

Winter’s coming! Be prepared.

fosted-windscreenFrosty mornings means scraping car windows and warming the engine before driving off. However, take care and do to leave your vehicle unattended or it could be someone else driving off in it, instead of you!

Here are some tips about 5 essential winter care accessories. Also, you can get more winter driving advice on our ‘Topical News’ page.