BRTC regret to announce the cancellation of the Bristol
Harbourside Rally & BusRunning Day that had been scheduled for
Sunday 22 May 2016. We have been advised by Bristol City Council
that the rally site is no longer available as the organisers of
a large commercial event now wish to use the same location over
the same week-end. This is the second time that the rally has
had to be cancelled at short notice due to the site being taken
by another user. As a result, the organising committee
have regrettably come to the conclusion that it will no longer
be possible to provide such an event based in the City Centre.
The Harbourside Rally has been running since 1998 at Lloyds
Amphitheatre and has been a popular event in the calendar, with
free rides on vintage buses combined with a display of vehicles
both old and new. The Bristol Road Transport Collection
will continue actively to support other events in the area, and
in due course, may seek an alternative site in the greater
Bristol area. BRTC wish to thank all of our loyal supporters,
be they vehicle entrants, stall holders, volunteer marshalls
and those who just enjoy riding on the buses. We regret
any disappointment and inconvenience caused, and trust that all
will understand why we have had to take this difficult decision.
You may contact Bristol City Council here if you would
like to register your comments with them regarding the above.
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