Honk for Hope UK hopes to see 1,000 coaches at London protest next week

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UK coach operators are preparing to hit the road again next week to continue to put pressure on the government and raise awareness of the plight many operators are in.

Organised and spearheaded by Jenna Rush of North East Coach Travel, and supported by a growing number of fellow industry colleagues, Honk for Hope UK will be staging further protests next week.

On Monday 17 the protest will head for Welsh capital city, Cardiff. The protest will then continue later that day in Bristol.  It is then hoped that coaches will travel in convoy along the M4 towards London. On Tuesday 18, organisers are hoping to double the number of coaches for the next London protest to 1,000. They are also urging operators to bring their friends and family along for the day, as it is hoped that the route will pass by many of London’s tourist attractions.

Honk for Hope UK is being organised via a Facebook group, which now has over 6,000 members and growing. Protests have already occurred in Lightwater Valley, Blackpool, Central London, and most recently Edinburgh.

Any operator wishing to attend the protests next week can register at: [email protected] for Cardiff/ Bristol and [email protected] for London. The team will need to know the operator’s name and how many coaches will be attending.

Full details of times and routes are available at:  www.facebook.com/groups/1165031013851428/