A difficult situation appears to have been avoided thanks to the help offered by a local bus company.
The Tour de Yorkshire attracts cycling fans from around Europe, but this can cause travel disruption for locals during the three-day event in May. This could have affected a couple on their wedding day, but a local bus company offered to transport guests because several roads will be closed. RedRoutemaster, who provide buses for weddings, have responded to the report in the Craven Herald.
A Craven couple booked their wedding and reception arrangements a year before the cycling event was even announced. Chris Beck and Georgie Brewster were shocked at this development, because it would effectively have trapped guests from travelling to the reception.
Fortunately, the general manager at Keighley Bus Station, Colin Booth, offered to transport guests to the reception on two Transdev buses. He was approached by Bradford City Council, who spoke with the couple.
Chris Beck was grateful for the help offered: "It’s been like Transdev riding to the rescue with a cape on and saving the day. We’d spent about £6,000 and then a couple of months back they [the race organisers] announced the Tour route was coming right past where we wanted to be.
“We’d booked the venue, booked the dress, the hotel and spent a shed load of money on it. Colin’s come up trumps. He and Mike have been fantastic. I can’t thank them enough.”
A spokesperson for RedRoutemaster released a statement after hearing about the news. They said: “A difficult situation appears to have been avoided thanks to the help offered by a local bus company. Planning for your wedding day takes a lot of thought and time, so the prospect of travel chaos would not have been well received. At RedRoutemaster couples can hire iconic London buses for their special day or other major events.”
RedRoutemaster are a locally owned, family run company who hire out iconic Routemaster buses for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays, as well as tours and trips for large groups of people. With a number of fully licensed vehicles – all built in West London by official manufacturers during the 1950s and 1960s – available for hire, they have established themselves as market leaders in the field.
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