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 2017, that have been notified to us so far:
- Sunday 19th March: Exeter Bus Station Farewell Event, Devon.
- Sunday 26th March: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Spring Mini Running Day, Brislington, Bristol
- Sunday 19th March: Retrobus Running Day, Winchester.
- Sunday 16th April: Penzance Bus Running Day, Cornwall.
- Monday 1st May: King Alfred Motor Services Running Day, Winchester.
- Sunday 7th May: Roselyn Coaches 70th Anniversary Open Day, Par, Cornwall.
- Sunday 14th May: Taunton Bus Running Day, using vehicles from the Quantock Heritage collection and other visiting guest vehicles.
- Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st May: Rydabus Running Days, Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Newport .
- Sunday 21st May: Chippenham Bus Rally & Running Day, Chippenham, Wiltshire.
- Sunday 10th June: Bournemouth Bus Rally & Running Day, Dorset.
- Sunday 9th July: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway Bus Rally and Running Day, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
- Saturday 15th July: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day, Alton, Hampshire.
- Sunday 16th July: Alton Bus Rally & Running Day, Alton, Hampshire.
- Sunday 6th August: Provincial Bus Rally, Gosport, Hampshire.
- Sunday 13th August: Dorchester Bus & Coach Running Day, Dorset.
- Saturday 26th August: Imberbus Operating Day, Warminster, Wiltshire.
- Saturday 26 & 27th August: Plymouth Transport Weekend, Plymouth, Devon.
- Saturday 9th September: Winchester Heritage Open Day evening bus services, Winchester.
- Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10th September: Southampton Heritage Open Day bus services, Winchester.
- Sunday 10th September: Crosville Bus Rally & Running Day, Weston-super-Mare.
- Saturday 16th September: Kingsbridge 7’6″ wide Vintage Bus Running Day, Kingsbridge, Devon.
- Sunday 1st October: Warminster Vintage Bus Running Day, Warminster, Wiltshire.
- Saturday & Sunday 14-15th October: Isle of Wight Beer & Buses weekend, Newport & Ryde.
Events not yet notified (so may not be taking place this year):
- TBA: Bristol Vintage Bus Group & Avon Valley Railway Rally and Open Day, Brislington, Bristol.
- TBA: West of England Transport Collection Open Day, Winkleigh, Devon.
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.