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Isle of Wight Beer & Buses is cancelled

The 2020 bus events calendar looks even more fragile with news today that the Isle of Wight Bus Museum has cancelled the major Beer & Buses running days planned for mid-October and is not yet committing itself to a return in 2021.

 

The decision was announced the day after the chief medical officer for England said that social distancing restrictions are likely to remain in place at least for the rest of the year pending the development of a vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus.

 

The popular Beer & Buses running days, with a variety of preserved vehicles operating on a network of routes, was to have been held on 10/11 October. Besides attracting ever larger numbers of visitors, the event is a complex one that requires a lot of advance planning.

 

“We hope that we will return in October 2021, but will make the decision towards the end of 2020 once we know how the world is working at that time,” says museum trustee Ben Bartram.

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