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The Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend 2018 is on its way.

It will be over the weekend of 13th & 14th October

Planning for this year’s Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend is well underway. Although it's not for another seven months, there is a huge amount of preparatory work to undertake before the event itself.

Last year around 90 classic buses and coaches participated, with many vehicles making the trip from the mainland at the owners’ expense. 14 different routes were operated, totalling some 8,500 miles over the weekend. This year will see a few revisions to the route network based on feedback from visitors, vehicle owners and volunteer marshals.

Some 80 pubs and other licensed venues took part in the 2017 event and all of these will be approached for 2018. We have a team of "Pub Liaison Officers" who will visit each one to discuss the event and how the venue can benefit. Most of the marshals at the ports and pubs are CAMRA volunteers, but more are needed to cope with the growing success of the event. Please would any prospective marshals please email us. We can't pay you but you will have a fun day and probably get a very fetching hi-viz waistcoat to wear.

We expect a similar number of vintage and classic buses this year. The enthusiasm of the owners is one of the key elements in our success and many have already committed to support us.

Have a look at last year's buses, what beers the pubs had on offer and watch Alan Benns's video of Route C.



We are pleased to be part of Visit Isle of Wight Travel Ambassador's Green Star Scheme which encourages car-free holidays on the Isle of Wight. As they say - "Drive less, see more!"

As well as of offering advice on travelling to the Island, there are Green Star suggestions of what to do while you're here.
If you are thinking of having a car-free holiday on the Isle of Wight have a look "getting here" page for more details.

World Leisure have a great range of IW Beer & Buses clothing CLICK HERE to view.

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