This Easter, enjoy scenic vintage bus rides, artisan food stalls and displays of classic vehicles, pedal bikes and models.
Cumbria Easter Rally is the UK’s biggest, free rally of classic commercial vehicles. It takes place over the Easter weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in Kirkby Stephen and Brough, including the annual Saturday evening fell run between the two towns.
The event is held in some of the most picturesque locations in the Upper Eden Valley, and in the Cumbrian North Pennines’ area of outstanding beauty and the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park (Westmorland Dales).
The rally features more than 250 vintage buses, lorries and commercial vehicles on show in Kirkby Stephen and Brough during the day, along with artisan and hot food and drink stalls, crafts, and a children’s roundabout and a Fun Bus. There will also be free vintage bus rides between the towns.
The event features vintage lorries, buses, coaches, Land Rovers, military and utility vehicles, tractors and other farming vehicles, vans, wagons, steam engines and historic pedal bikes.
Classic vehicles taking part in this year’s rally date back as far as 1919 and all have great stories to tell. They include several wagons from the famous William Hunter Collection; the 1984 minibus used in the 2014 British comedy drama Pride; buses used across the UK and the Isle of Man; and old tractors that are part of our farming history.
There will be stalls including those selling autojumble, vehicle parts and tools, outdoor clothing and shoes, diecast models, local preserves, fudge, flapjacks and cakes. There will be exhibition and promotional stalls including The Anniversary Exhibition of Ribble Valley Preservation Trust, The Teesside 500 Group, the Barrow Transport Museum Trust, and a new Scammel Display.
The highlight of the 21st Cumbria Easter Rally will be the annual road run through the fells, which will take place on Saturday 20th April. The evening procession of classic trucks and buses promises to delight the crowds lining the route, with the fells of the Westmorland Dales creating a spectacularly beautiful backdrop for sightseers, professional photographers and Instagrammers alike.
When: 20th – 21st April 2019
Where: Kirkby Stephen and Brough, Cumbria
£: Free admission
More info: www.cumbriaeasterrally.com