Wasps team up with Liftshare for rugby car scheme

Cheaper, green travel available to fans travelling to the Ricoh Arena & away games.

Aviva Premiership rugby club Wasps have teamed up with the UK’s largest car sharing community Liftshare.com to provide Wasps supporters with a cheaper, cleaner form of travel to the Club’s new home at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The dedicated Wasps car share scheme launches today in time for the Club’s crucial home game against Exeter Chiefs on Sunday 26th April at 2pm. Wasps are providing fans with another option to help save money on travel to the Ricoh Arena by using the Liftshare.com service. The service will also be open to fans travelling to away games around the UK.

Liftshare will work with Wasps to help ease transport worries for fans travelling to each home and away fixture, as well as helping lower carbon levels in cities due to fewer cars arriving on match day. Car shares are consistently cheaper than most forms of public transport and it is hoped this reduced cost will result in an even larger number of Wasps fans in the stands each week, either home or away.

Ali Clabburn, founder at Liftshare said: “Wasps have amazing fans and a fantastic new home. Sharing the journey to the Ricoh Arena and away matches not only saves money but turns lonely journeys into great tours.”

Nick Eastwood, deputy chairman of Wasps added: “We always encourage our fans to try and car share where possible – it’s good for the environment and cheap – so we are delighted to team up with Liftshare to give our supporters another option of travelling to the Ricoh Arena and away games.”

Using Liftshare, drivers are able to post details of any car journey and offer their spare seats for a split of the total petrol cost, while those without cars are able to request or accept lifts to wherever they need to go - whether it’s a rugby match, festival or place of business.

The site recently released its official iOS and Android apps, which enable both drivers and passengers to find even more lifts, direct message each other and take advantage of one-tap cashless payments. It was named the Guardian’s top travel app for February 2015.