Saturday, 9 August 2008

Bus To The Past, Bike To The Future

Tomorrow is Worcester Park Classic Bus Running Day, offering free rides on a wide variety of old buses and coaches dating from 1929 to the mid 60s.

So as not to cause too much of culture shock compared to the modern day '213 bus' experience, I'm told some 1940s teenagers in period costume will be hanging out on the top deck and playing their gramophones at high volume.

The network of routes covers Worcester Park, New Malden, Raynes Park, Kingston, North Cheam, Morden, Wimbledon, Sutton and Epsom.

Full information including timetables at , along with loads of vintage local pictures. For those who prefer not to do any advance planning, just look in at WP Station between 11.00 and 16.45 or find your way to North Cheam (wherever that is) where there will also be classic coach tours.

Meanwhile there is good news for all those who have been waiting with a sense of inevitable dread find out which charity shop is moving into the empty half of the old 'Choices Video' unit - a bike shop will shortly be joining the hallowed ranks of Worcester Park traders.