Ride and drive event a success for CPT visitors

TheConfederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) North Weald Ride-and-Drive event with a barbecue on 25 July was a great success.

Open to non-members as well, nearly 200 operators turned up, and were greeted by 18 coaches and buses to test.

The event was supported by 12 manufacturers and dealers which provided the vehicles: ADL, Arriva Bus and Coach, Dawson Rentals, EvoBus, Irizar UK, King Long, MAN, Moseley PCV, Optare, Plaxton, Scania and Volvo. In addition CPT member Wild Stretch Limos sent a stretched Hummer for operators to drive and there was a Formula 1 Mercedes Simulator.

The event also raised 1,000 for the Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance.