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Release: 14th August 2012
Bus-Pass Britain Rides Again - Competition

Hot on the success of Bus-Pass Britain: 50 of the Nation’s Favourite Bus Journeys, Bradt is on the hunt to find more bus routes for a follow-up book. Entrants to the competition write a short piece about their personal favourite. Bus-Pass Britain Rides Again

The winners will be invited to write about their chosen route for inclusion in Bus-Pass Britain Rides Again: More of the Nation’s Favourite Bus Journeys to be published in late 2013. Selected entries will also be used in a Daily Express/Sunday Express Travel feature to coincide with publication.

Bradt is looking for long and short journeys, rural and urban rides (and a few quirky routes that defy expectation), as well as a good regional variety across England, Scotland and Wales. The deadline is midnight 15th November 2012. Each winning entrant will be contacted by 25 December 2012 and invited to write up their route, in approximately 1,500 words, for publication in Bradt’s forthcoming book.

The editors of Bus-Pass Britain, Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries, say...
“We have no doubt that the travelling public will come forward with all manner of rural rides that nicely capture elements of the English, Welsh and Scottish countryside. But we would particularly welcome ideas based on urban explorations. And we'd like to include more of Britain's super-long local bus routes. England, Scotland and Wales all have a small number of local bus services where the end-to-end journey time extends to three hours or more. On top of that, we want to make some space for really quirky routes, improbable journeys that defy expectation. In short, we would like to receive submissions that showcase the splendid variety of British bus routes."
To enter

Entries should be submitted by email, as a Word attachment, to buspassbritain@bradtguides.com , stating the start and end point of the route or, if the route is within a single city, the name of the city in the subject field. Entrants should include the following in their entry:

  • Name, postal address, email address and telephone number.
  • The bus route number and the company operating the route.
  • The start point and finish point of the route.
  • The duration of the journey and frequency of the service.
  • An introduction – in no more than 100 words – saying what makes the chosen route special.
  • A descriptive passage – approximately 200 words – of the best part of the bus route, mentioning notable features along the way: a colourful pub or café, a rewarding walk or a site of historical interest.
  • How they heard about the competition.

Bus-Pass BritainThe competition is open to everyone. There is no limit to the number of entries per person.

Entries must not have been published elsewhere and the route chosen must not have featured in the first book, Bus-Pass Britain, the contents of which can be found on the Bradt website www.bradtguides.com. Bradt are offering copies of Bus-Pass Britain at the reduced price of just £10 (free P&P in the UK) when buying from the Bradt website quoting the code BPBCOMP10.

Postal entries cannot be accepted.  More details can be found on the Bradt website at www.bradtguides.com.
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