The Trust organises regular vintage bus running days, where you are able to enjoy free rides and sample a wide range of vehicles in their former habitats.

At our running days, you observe first-hand how the vehicles performed in service and build your own sense of how bus and coach travel has developed through the generations.

Our events have gained a nationwide reputation for authenticity and adventure, recreating the full experience of road transport in bygone days. They have become established, popular attractions for local communities and enthusiasts alike.

Why not come along and join us for a free bus ride?

Our principal events for 2019 are:


Saturday 21 September
Kingsbridge 76 Vintage Bus Running Day
(with an excursion of participants on Sunday 22 September)
Free bus services down the narrow country lanes and to coastal villages in South Devon.
Sunday 8 December
Reading Corporation motor bus service Centenary
(started 6 December 1919).  Mini running day in central reading.

In addition to these and other events organised by the Trust for Supporters, our vehicles also attend events across the country throughout the year. Details are published here and on our Facebook page.


To get a flavour of TV&GWOT Events from previous years, follow the links below:

Penzance VR Revival and Bus Running Days

Didcot Transport Rally and Vintage Bus Running Days

Royal Blue Runs

Kingsbridge 76 Vintage Bus Running Days

Reading-centred Thames Valley Displays and Vintage Bus Running Days

Supporter excursions


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