There are several other events around the country each year that allow people the opportunity to ride on vintage buses, but finding out about them can sometimes involve a lot of research !
To assist you to track these down, here is a summary of those that are being held in the South West of England during 2018, that have been notified to us so far:
- Sunday 18th March: Tavistock Vintage Bus Running Day, Tavistock, Devon.
- Sunday 25th March: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Spring Mini Running Day, Brislington, Bristol
- Sunday 18th March: Retrobus Running Day, Winchester.
- Sunday 15th April: Penzance Bus Running Day, Cornwall.
- Monday 7th May: King Alfred Motor Services Running Day, Winchester.
- Sunday 13th May: Chippenham Bus Rally & Running Day, Chippenham, Wiltshire.
- Sunday 13th May: Minehead-Porlock-Lynmouth vintage bus service, using vehicles from the Quantock Heritage collection and other visiting guest vehicles.
- Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th May: Rydabus Running Days, Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Newport .
- Saturday 7th July: Bournemouth Bus Rally & Running Day, Dorset.
- Sunday 8th July: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway Bus Rally and Running Day, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
- Saturday 14th July: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day, Alton, Hampshire (Event still to be confirmed).
- Sunday 15th July: Alton Bus Rally & Running Day, Alton, Hampshire.
- Sunday 5th August: Provincial Bus Rally, Gosport, Hampshire.
- Sunday 12th August: Dorchester Bus & Coach Running Day, Dorset.
- Saturday 18th August: Imberbus service operating day, Warminster, Wiltshire.
- Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August: Plymouth Transport Weekend, Plymouth, Devon.
- Saturday 15th September: Winchester Heritage Open Day evening bus services, Winchester.
- Saturday 15th September: Kingsbridge 7’6″ wide Vintage Bus Running Day, Kingsbridge, Devon.
- Saturday & Sunday 13-14th October: Isle of Wight Beer & Buses weekend, Newport & Ryde.
- Sunday 28th October: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Autumn Mini Running Day, Brislington, Bristol
Events not yet notified (so may not be taking place this year):
- Southampton Heritage Open Day bus services, Winchester.
- Crosville Bus Rally & Running Day, Weston-super-Mare.
For details of running days in other parts of the country, or bus events in the South West that do not include vintage bus rides, please visit the Classic Buses website at www.classicbuses.co.uk/events.html .
Have we missed an event in South West England where you can ride on a selection of vintage buses ? – if so, please email the details to email@example.com so that we can keep this page up to date.