BlogToddington's 12th Bus Rally - 28th July 2019

Toddington's 12th Bus Rally - 28th July 2019



This year's bus rally will be on the Sunday of the Heritage Diesel Gala which is being held from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July and will follow a similar format to last year with up to 40 buses attending. If you want to find out more about our Heritage Diesel Gala please click here.


The Event

The Buses will be on display in Toddington car park between about 10.00 and 16.00 on the day. Some of them will be operating a frequent bus service from Toddington on a tour of the local Countryside, as we are unable to run to Broadway due to a bridge closure. You get such a wider view of the countryside from a bus, even a single deck one, rather than sitting in a car – it’s often a new experience for your children & grand-children – whichever outing you take! If you enjoyed your bus journey, your appreciation can be shown by any donation put into collection boxes on the buses and help towards the upkeep of these superb samples of our transport heritage or support their owners’ nominated charity. 


If you want to see the latest news on buses attending please see our facebook page:-


If you wish to attend with your bus, please download and complete this form and email it to me at Each bus will get 2 free tickets to ride the trains on the day as a reward! Please note that the route for buses to the railway this year will need to take account of the weak bridge problem at Bridge 8 on the B4632 road between Toddington and Broadway where a monitored 3 tonne gross vehicle weight limit has been imposed and traffic light one-way working is in operation.


For Trade stands for businesses selling goods at the Bus Rally, we charge £30 for a pitch covering 2 parking bays. Extra bays are £15.00 each. This will also allow you to trade on the Saturday as well as the Sunday of the Bus Rally. For £40 you can trade on all 3 days with £20 for extra bays. Please download and complete the Application Form for Trade Stands for businesses selling goods and return it to the Admin Office at Toddington Station with your payment. Applications for stalls will be in association with the Diesel Gala event. You can find more information about this here.



This year we are sharing our event on Sunday 28th July with the Heritage Diesel Gala. A ticket for this event will entitle you to:

  • Unlimited travel on all train services throughout the day. Stop off at Toddington to see the display of buses.
  • Admission to the site and diesel shed at Toddington.
  • Admission to the Carriage & Wagon workshops at Winchcombe.
  • Rides on the North Gloucestershire Narrow Gauge Railway at Toddington and other attractions on the line, offering remarkably good value for money!
  • Bus rides from Toddington.


There will be FREE entry to the event at Toddington Station to view the buses and trade stands, plus any bus rides that we are able to run.


For all the other attractions listed above, you can buy your tickets on the day at the booking office at any of our main stations, or in advance online (in which case you will save money and save time queuing at the booking office). 


Advance purchase (online)

To buy a ticket in advance online for the Classic Bus Rally just buy a 1 Day Adult/Senior, Child or Family Ticket as appropriate for the Heritage Diesel Gala.

Adult & Senior








Buy tickets now


Pay on the day

Alternatively, just turn up on the day and pay as you enter the site, either at Broadway, Toddington, Winchcombe or Cheltenham Race Course station.

Adult & Senior







*  Family Tickets are valid for 2 Adults or Seniors and up to 3 children.


David Martin, Event Coordinator.

Toddington's 12th Bus Rally - 28th July 2019