UK Coach Rally and Awards separate for 2014

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Alton Towers took over as the venue for the UK Coach Rally in 2013
Alton Towers took over as the venue for the UK Coach Rally in 2013

The organisers of this year’s combined UK Coach Rally and Awards event have announced the two events will separate and return to previous formats for 2014.

UKCA Chairman Allan Edmondson said: “Industry feedback, both during and after the combined event in April, was very positive and it was hoped we could repeat the formula in 2014. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to agree a format which suits both parties.

“The UKCA team recognises the importance of next year’s Diamond Jubilee UK Coach Rally, which is a real milestone, and we wish them every success.”

UK Coach Rally Chairman Stephen Telling said: “The combined Coach Rally and Awards weekend this year was a great success, but as next year is our Diamond Jubilee and a real landmark in our history, an agreement could not be made which allowed the Rally to celebrate in a style befitting this major anniversary. The UK Coach Rally team would like to express their thanks for the opportunity to work with the UKCA in 2013 and wish them every success in their future events.”

The Diamond Jubilee UK Coach Rally takes place at Alton Towers over the weekend of May 10-11, 2014. A further announcement about plans for the UK Coach Awards in 2014 will be made in the near future.