Sunday, 17 July 2011

Land's End - John O'Groats and Return by Service Bus

We have been informed of the following which may be of interest to visitors of the Focus / Transpire websites.

A small band of hardy travellers set out on a journey on 15th July 2011 to travel from Land's End to John O'Groats - and back again by service buses only ! 
Over the course of two weeks they will be using nothing but registered local bus routes.  There are three reasons that they are doing the trip :

-  To raise as much money as possible for Oxfam - they are aiming for at least £5000
-  To raise awareness of just what is possible when using bus services
-  In memory of Heather Stedall, who died in hospital in June 2009.

If you want to see how they plan to do it or follow their progress, check out their website at

The organiser, Richard Stedall is a well known South West transport enthusiast and we are sure he would be impressed if there was a reception committee waiting to greet him at any points on the trip. For instance, when he transfers at Chesterfield from the X17 Stagecoach service from Sheffield to the Red Arrow on day 12 (Tuesday 26th July) on the southbound leg of the journey, or as he passes through Newcastle upon Tyne on day 11.
If you do manage to meet up with him why not send us photos, which we will endevour to show on one of the Focus sites.