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Kings Ferry Support Weston Colour Run

The Kings Ferry proudly support Weston Hospicecare, the organisers of the Weston Colour Run which took place on Sunday 26th April in Weston-super-Mare and was a great success.

“We had over 1500 participants take part on the day and we hope to raise £55,000 from the event. This would simply not be possible without support from local businesses who help ensure that each event is a success.”

Claire Dibben
Event Fundraiser | Weston Hospicecare

The Kings Ferry provide shuttles to the event easing congestion in the village and helping hundreds of runners arrive safely and in one piece ready for their run!

Below are some great photos from the event.

Weston Colour Run

Weston Colour Run

Weston Colour Run

Weston Colour Run

Commuter Tales - Video

Every day, thousands of commutes are undertaken to get workers into London. For some the experience is a chore and others a nightmare, while at a push, the act of getting into work can even be a delight if you travel with someone you like or if in comfort.

Here at Kings Ferry we know there are lots of different ways to commute into the capital and went to find out how these modes of transport measured up. Everyone has a story to tell, whether they travel by road, Tube or coach, from being elbowed by fellow passengers to being asked out on a date.

In this video, commuters were asked to describe their daily process in just one word, with responses varying from 'average' and 'variable' to a positive sounding 'exciting' and 'adventure'. Could you describe your commute in just one word and what things do you do to try and make it more pleasant?

London is a world-class city and some people use the commute to take advantage of this, while others get lost in the frustrations. Each day brings new challenges and stories, which shape the life of a commuter.

These personal tales have a resonance with anyone who spends time travelling in and out of the city on a daily basis. This turns individual stories into the experience of the masses and allows us to relate to what is being said.

Listen to the anecdotes of fellow commuters and see if you can spot scenarios that have also happened to you.

These are the commuter tales.

Opening Partner for Warwickshire and National Express

Press release

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has secured a new deal with leading travel firm, National Express, to become the Official Coach & Bus Travel Partner to the Club and Edgbaston Stadium until at least 2018.

From this coming cricket season, National Express West Midlands, which operates the region’s buses, will provide transport links from Birmingham New Street Station and a number of other city locations to Edgbaston on all Major Match days, including this summer’s Investec Ashes Test Match and NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day. Return shuttle services will also operate for Birmingham Bears’ Friday night NatWest T20 Blast group games at Edgbaston.



In addition, the partnership includes a package for the Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears playing squad to travel to away fixtures in the supreme comfort of a special executive coach provided by National Express’s sister brand The Kings Ferry which operates luxury private hire vehicles, over the course of the season.



Gareth Roberts, Commercial Director at Warwickshire CCC, said: “The new partnership with National Express will make it easier than ever before for spectators to access Edgbaston, with an enhanced shuttle service running from Birmingham City Centre for Major Match and NatWest T20 Blast games.



“We’re constantly investing and looking at new ways of making the spectator experience at Edgbaston even more enjoyable. It’s great that National Express shares our vision and we look forward to working with them.”



Edgbaston has a packed cricket schedule for the coming years following the recent Major Match allocation from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). This included an Investec Test Match being staged at Edgbaston each year, until at least 2019, and NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day until 2018. Edgbaston will also host five matches, including a semi-final, in both the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 and the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019.



National Express West Midlands Managing Director Peter Coates said: "We are thrilled to become the official travel partner of Warwickshire and Birmingham Bears. Based in the heart of Birmingham, National Express is perfectly positioned to carry fans directly and affordably to Edgbaston Stadium and our new shuttle service will make the big matches even more accessible.”



National Express UK Coach Commercial Director Sarah Copley said: "Our luxury private hire coaches are the perfect means of ensuring the Birmingham Bears can travel in comfort to arrive rested, refreshed and ready to perform at the top fixtures. Fans can come to Birmingham to see the Bears play using our unparalled coach network that connects almost 1,000 UK destinations and providing people with comfortable, affordable and reliable transport."



For further information on tickets for the 3rd Investec Ashes Test Match or other Major Matches at Edgbaston, please visit www.edgbaston.com.



Pictured above: Warwickshire County Cricket Club Chief Executive Colin Povey with National Express UK Coach Commercial Director Sarah Copley

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