Search begins for UK’s best bus driver

After being forced to cancel the Bus Driver of the Year (BDoY) national competitions in 2020 and 2021, the organisers look forward to old and new supporters joining them in 2022 for the 54th National BDoY Final.

BDoY Chairman, Joe Mackie, said: “Who would have thought when the COVID-19 pandemic hit us we would have to cancel two competitions?  “However, he had to, but the good news is we are well on target for arranging and running a competition with the National Final in Blackpool based at the Imperial Hotel on Sunday 18 September 2022.

Although conscious of the difficulties facing the bus industry, the BDoY Council is hopeful that the reintroduction of the annual competition will do something to lift the spirits of all involved.

Mr Mackie added: “The bus industry and it’s staff have had challenging times over the past 18 or so months and it is good to see some form of normality returning, though a lot has to be done to encourage passenger growth.”

Paul MacKay, Competition Secretary will be writing to all operators who have expressed an interest in taking part early in 2022 giving details of the competition, entry fee, entry form, etc.

Bus operators who have any queries are invited to get in touch with Mr Mackie or any Council member whose contact details are on the website

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