Jump on board vintage buses for a tour of Cambridgeshire this weekend

Classic buses and coaches will be out in force for this year's Busfest

Classic buses and coaches will be out in force for this year's Busfest - Credit: Archant

Classic buses and coaches will be giving visitors the opportunity to hop on board for free this weekend and enjoy a tour of Cambridgeshire.

On Sunday (May 21) an array of vintage vehicles, including a double-decker saved for preservation from locally-based Whippet after 27 years’ service, will be travelling around the county’s streets.

Fenland Busfest will see the centre of Whittlesey closed off for a massive display of buses and coaches, organised by the Eastern Bus Group, which supports bus preservationists and enthusiasts.

Visitors will then be able to take free trips on around 30 of these to local towns including Ramsey, Turves, March and Chatteris.

For those who want to stop off in Ramsey, the Fenland Classic Car Show will be taking place in the town centre.

The Eastern Bus Group recently saved a 1989 Volvo Citybus with Northern Counties bodywork, which had been in service with Cambridgeshire-based independent operator Whippet for 27 years.

Nick Larkin, group spokesman, said: “This is a rare vehicle which will have covered more than a million miles and travelled the 1A route from Huntingdon to Cambridgeshire literally thousands of times. Many people are very pleased that the future of this bus has been secured.”

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To find out more about the event, go to www.easternbusgroup.co.uk.