30 December 2009

Favourite Jaunt of '09

We undertook numerous jaunts during the year, with included three trips to Scotland. We visited numerous bus and coach rallies, open days and events as well as undertaking our very own John o' Groats to Land's End trip, adding our very own 'angle'.

It's the latter that wins the Favourite Jaunt of '09 Award, having discussed this with the LEYTR Associates who accompanied us. It really was an excellent trip, which ticked more boxes than just completing the longest settlement-to-settlement journey on the mainland: we travelled on the UK's lengthiest express coach service and the UK's longest duration bus service; we reviewed the new Megabusplus service for a trade magazine at the same time, visited the world's shortest street, found a 99p shop in Thurso that sells most of its items at prices other than 99p, were to be found wandering round Keele Services bleary-eyed at 4am and undertook the entire jaunt for less than £20. (GL)

Read the LEYTR Top 'n' Tail trip between John o' Groats and Land's End here.

We serialised the trip into five sections: 1 2 3 4 5

Winner - Most Annoying Sign of '09: Nottingham City Council

Winner - Most Unfortunate Destination of '09: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire

Winner - Most Spectacular Crash of '09: US Airways

Winner - LEYTR Eclusive of '09: Bright Tech's Demise

Winner - Favourite New Word of '09: Virgin Trains

Winner - Quote of the Year: Lord Andrew Adonis

Winner - Most Popular Blog Entry of '09: Station Usage Figures

Winner - Funniest Rear-End of '09: Anonymous