Skip to main content Logo search icon

Kingsbridge Vintage Running Day was a great day out for all the family

SA Updated
Kingsbridge Vintage Running Day was a great day out for all the family

Kingsbridge Vintage Running Day last weekend was a great day out for all ages, for both bus enthusiasts and casual admirers alike. 

Routes criss-crossed the South Hams each with their own stunning classic vehicle to transport you from A to B. Refreshments popped up all around and happy faces could be seen from all the buses. 

Jo Müller, Richard Teague and little Ivy - credit Jo Müller

Jo Müller took her partner Richard and their four children down to the Quay bus station and said the event was “really nice”. She said: “I loved how the conductors interacted with kids and gave us tickets and told us the prices in ‘old money’ terms. 

“They were really friendly and it's great to have something happening in Kingsbridge that brings families together and is free!!!”

Rich and Orlen - credit Jo Müller

Beth Cumming also really enjoyed the day, saying: “We went on the Kingsbridge to Loddiswell route and back again and it was really good fun. It was great for all ages too, I took my husband, dad and step-mum and a friend’s daughter and we all really enjoyed it. 

“We stopped at Loddiswell Station and it was really lovely to see the station and the gardens that we usually walk past - and the cakes were delicious! Even better that they were raising money for the local primary school. 

“It was really busy everywhere too, which was nice. We had a bit of a wait on the way back but the conductor made up for it! He was so funny and also had one of the original ticket machines so we all got a ticket as a souvenir too. 

A great conductor - credit Beth Cumming 

“Can’t believe it was all free too - so good. We’re going to turn it into a South Hams pub crawl next year I reckon!” 

 One of the original tickets - credit Beth Cumming 

This year was the 18th Vintage Running Day in Kingsbridge and it made a very welcome return after having to be cancelled due to Covid last year. 

All services are free and there is no limit to the number of journeys you can take during the day. From the buses you will be able to see sights normally hidden by the high banks and hedgerows of Devon lanes and really appreciate the beauty of the South Hams at first hand.

Routes took in Salcombe, Thurlestone, Soar, Hope, South Pool, Slapton, Totnes, Loddiswell Station, Goveton, Modbury, Moreleigh, Blackawton and Bigbury-on-Sea. Short circular routes visited Churchstow and Aveton Gifford.


MAIN IMAGE: L-R: Maddie, Ivy and Orlen riding the buses at Kingsbridge Running Day - credit Jo Müller 

User comments

There are no user comments for this listing.

You might also be interested in

Devon County revs up for an adrenaline-fueled show in May
Category: General News
Hold your Horses – the Devon County Show will very soon be here, and the team is working at a fast and furious pace...
Kingsbridge Family Church is giving away free 'warm packs' for people who need them
Category: General News
Kingsbridge Family Church has created free 'warm packs' to give away to people who need them or who are experiencing fuel poverty. ...
Police in Totnes help fund essential equipment for local food bank
Category: General News
Devon and Cornwall Police officers in Totnes have made a £450 donation to a local food bank to help fund a new fridge freezer...
Quayside Leisure Centre team has been recognised for life saving actions
Category: General News
Three quick-thinking Quayside Leisure Centre staff in Kingsbridge have been recognised for the part they played in saving the life of 60-year-old centre user,...
Resurfacing works causing delays in Harbertonford
Category: General News
Roadworks in Harbertonford are causing long delays. 
Kingsbridge Police Station will be officially opened next week
Category: General News
The formal opening of Kingsbridge Police Station will take place next week.