Catch The Bus Week - 2nd to 8th July 2018

Friday, June 29 2018

Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th July marks the sixth national Catch the Bus Week – a shared initiative to raise awareness of local bus services up and down the country. Using the bus is a great way to get to your destination, whether that be for work, school, college, university, visiting friends and family or even just a great day out.


Catching the bus is not only a great personal choice – saving you time, stress and money, on top of that it’s one of the more environmentally friendly transport options.

 

 

Buses are integral to communities across the UK and are the most widely-used mode of public transport. They carry millions of people to work and school every day, provide vital access to town centres and keep our roads moving, with resulting benefits for local air quality. But despite their major contribution to the economy, to the environment, and to our society, they can be easily overlooked.

Five billion bus journeys are made annually within Great Britain, with one billion of those being purely for work and commuting. By switching just one more car journey to bus each month, we can remove one billion car journeys from our roads which would result in a reduction of two million tonnes of CO2.

 

 

Take a look at these interesting facts about bus travel:

  • Two thirds of the nation’s public transport journeys are by bus - and studies show that it is a third less stressful than travelling by car
  • The bus is an essential contributor to our economy too. Passengers make 1.4 billion shopping trips and spend an estimated £27 billion on retail goods annually - £21.5 billion of which is spent in town and city centres
  • Taking the bus can also help achieve half the government’s recommended 30 minutes exercise per day

 


Catch the Bus Week is the chance to celebrate the bus, and open more people’s eyes to the fantastic benefits of bus travel. We will be doing our bit in demonstrating that the bus is for everyone, and helping the public understand how buses can help tackle problems like air pollution and congestion by keeping our Facebook and Twitter feeds up to date over the week with lots of great reasons to catch the bus!


COMPETITION TIME!

Here at Southern Vectis, we are feeling happy, healthy and most importantly generous! As you’re already our facebook friends we know you sometimes catch the bus. But catch the bus week is all about trying to get others to try the bus.

So, we’re offering you the chance to bring a friend out for the day on the bus this Friday, Saturday or Sunday for free. To be in with a chance of winning head over to the Southern Vectis Facebook page and follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Download our brand new mobile app clickit2ride 
  2. Tag the friend that you would like to go on the bus with
  3. Tell us your favorite thing about using the bus

You have until the 5th of July 1400 to enter and the winner will be announced at 1600 that day.

 

Terms and Conditions apply

The Catch the Bus Week competition will run from Monday 2nd until Thursday 5th July 2018

There will be one winner who will receive the prize of a free week’s travel for themselves and a friend

There will be no cash alternative, the prize is not transferable and there will be no substitution of the prize

The competition is open to all existing and new customers of Southern Vectis, who are resident in the United Kingdom, who are at least 18 years of age or older

The winner will be chosen at random on 5th July.

All entries must include the following:

-       Download our free mobile app clickit2ride

-       Tag the friend that you would like to go on the bus with

-       Tell us your favourite thing about using the bus

 

The winner will be notified by direct message that they have won the competition

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Only one entry per person is permitted

The winner agrees to the use of their name and photograph and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests made by Southern Vectis relating to any post-winning publicity.


Good luck everyone!


  

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