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Surf & Cycle Bus

posted 15 Jun 2011, 03:50 by Janine Whapham   [ updated 29 Jun 2011, 02:17 ]
Now you can....Take your board and bike on the Bus!

The first of the two Surf Cycle buses was back in North Devon on Monday afternoon, having undergone a major refit to be adapted to take watersports equipment and bikes on board the bus.  The lower deck has been transformed with racking and the upper deck remains as the seating area and anyone with or without equipment can travel on the bus.

North Devon+ Project Officer,  Isabelle Bromham said ‘It has

taken 3 years to get to this point and I must say it felt wonderful to see the bus finally arrive in Barnstaple’.  The pilot scheme will be operated by Stagecoach and will run for 2 years on a seasonal basis starting from Saturday 18th June up until the end of October.  Isabelle went on to say ‘  Having the buses back in North Devon is half the battle, we now need to ensure people use it and we will urge every user to give us feedback on their experience so that we can keep track of any issues and make changes where they are needed’

Rob Whitney, teacher at Ilfracombe College said ’this bus scheme is great news for the area, providing greater access to the beach for many young people of Ilfracombe  who  in effect leave so close to the beach but yet again so far when it comes to getting there’. 

The Surf Bus will be officially launched at Goldcoast Oceanfest this Friday and people will have a chance to go on board and see how it works, ask questions and give their view on the new scheme.

Remember... anyone can use this bus, whether they have 'kit' or not.
Downloadable timetable is attached below or for more information and to leave customer feedback visit www.northdevon.com/surfbus

 

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Janine Whapham,
15 Jun 2011, 04:06
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