Rural Links services 61-65 (Derwent, Dungworth, High Bradfield, Hillsborough, Low Bradfield, Lowley, Rivelin and Stannington) are normally operated by two buses in Rural Links livery. These can carry up to two adult-sized bicycles, either inside the bus or on rear-mounted exterior racks.
The 20p carrying charge for each bicycle not only helps to support the service, it also tells us how popular it is, and lets us look into other similar
opportunities to help develop our rural services.
There are loading points for bicycles all along the route - but please take care when choosing a bus stop.
Please remember that your bicycle should be in a reasonably clean condition. Drivers have the right to refuse to carry any bicycle which they think might
endanger or discomfort other passengers or the bus itself.
Once the driver has given permission to board, he will tell you which rack you should use, and supervise the process of securing it. Be prepared to lift the bicycle on and off the rack at the back of the bus.
The space for carrying bicycles inside the bus does not have priority over wheelchairs or pushchairs, so it may not always be available. Occasionally, when the special Rural Links vehicles are not available, the replacement Yorkshire Terrier low-floor bus may not be capable of carrying bicycles.
Bicycles are carried at the owners' risk, and in accordance with the operator's conditions of carriage.