Stockport Walking & Outdoor Group

Sharing transport costs

Members have asked the club for guidance on the appropriate level of contribution when offering or accepting a lift to Sunday walks. 

We have been advised by an Insurance company representative that we shouldn't imply any required sum as that could be regarded as a fare, and have insurance implications.
However we can offer advice, provided:-
a) it's clear that the arrangement is completely voluntary, and a private matter between the driver/owner and passengers; and
b) the total figure contributed is a realistic reflection of the cost of the journey; i.e. not excessive or generating a meaningful profit.
So, on that basis:-
Previous figures from the AA website showed that the approximate running costs (fuel, tyres, servicing, spares) for a car of up to 2000cc are between 20.5p and 23p per mile.
a) These figures don't include standing costs such as tax, insurance, depreciation etc., or such costs which the owner would be paying anyway.

We suggest that these figures could be used as a basis to calculate a fair share of costs between those travelling in the vehicle.
Vehicle owners may wish to consult the website for themselves

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