11 June 2012

Weymouth next weekend

Although not really local, the Weymouth running day event is one which will feature many westcountry buses and is very popular…

Just a reminder that next Sunday, the 17th June, sees this year’s Weymouth Vintage Bus Running Day at Lodmoor Coach and Car Park.
Very many thanks to all the vehicle owners who have entered, either as static exhibits or for use on the free services. We hope to be able to offer the usual varied selection of vehicles from Regents to VRs, REs to B6s not forgetting Leopards, S23s, Nationals, Olympians, Ks, B10Ms, Mercs, Guys, Bedfords....  (well maybe not all in the plural but you get the idea!).  We'll have the usual mix of routes old and new around the local area and out as far as Portland Bill - a route that simply has to be done just for the spectacular views!
It all starts from 10am at Lodmoor Car and Coach Park, which is near the Sea Life Centre on the eastern end of the seafront.  Once again, the event is supported by South West Coaches - many thanks to them for all their help and assistance.
If you're coming by train or parking in the town centre, the shuttle bus will be running again and we’re pleased to say that after all of last year’s roadworks it will be back stopping on the station forecourt. Buses will be timed to meet the trains and will depart at 0945, 1020, 1050, 1150, 1243 and 1343.

We look forward to seeing you there.
For more information visit the website at www.weymouthvbrd.co.uk
If you can't make Weymouth, how about Torquay on Sun 2nd September? We do that one as well!  www.torbayvbrd.co.uk

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