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FORTHCOMING AWAY TRAVEL

Please pay for coach travel when booking to secure your seats.

Details of travel arrangements will be made once dates of fixtures and are confirmed with the coach operator.

Only £10!!

All Bedford Blues Followers coaches to away games this season will now be charged at a simple flat rate of £10 per seat

 

This amazing reduction of up to 75% in the expected costs has been possible with a grant from the Friends of The Blues to aid the Followers in achieving their primary aim which is to help supporters get to away games.

The first three away games we are taking a coach to are Caldy (a lovely traditional old club), Ampthill (always a frantic local derby) and Doncaster (never an easy game).

Travelling with the Followers is the easiest way to get to away games and ensures you are travelling with like-minded people in a convivial environment. We make the trips as interesting as possible with a match sweepstake and raffle, so they are never boring.

To take advantage of this special offer for any game, all you need to do is book your seat(s) by contacting someone in the Followers Office on a match day or phoning Margaret Appleton on 01234-354708. Full payment will be required in advance of travelling, ideally a week before the trip.

If you are not a member of the Followers (£10 per season for adults and £5 per season for those below 18 years of age), the first time you travel on a Followers coach you do not need to join but for subsequent trips, it will be necessary to become a member.

At every away game, the Followers award a ‘Man of the Match’ bottle of champagne to the Bedford player who gets the most votes in a poll of supporters. The champagne is paid for by the supporter making the presentation.

Coach hire costs in recent years have risen significantly as have fuel costs and this has led to us having to increase fares that has, not too surprisingly, led to a drop in supporters wanting to travel, leading to coaches not being taken to the Cornish Pirates recently. If nothing changes, more trips will have to be cancelled as the costs make the longer trips uneconomic. We hope the changes announced above will reverse the trend and increase the number of supporters travelling which we know is greatly appreciated by the players  Next season will be the 75th Anniversary of the Followers – we are working towards making it a great season for the team and supporters.

 

Phil Novis

President

Bedford Rugby Followers Association

Policy on booking of places for away trips.
Your booking will not be treated as confirmed until payment has been made. If you have not paid by the previous home match then it is possible that anyone wanting a space on the coach will be offered a seat. A number of times in previous seasons, people have not paid and then not turned up on the day. This can make the difference between making a profit or loss as the margins are quite small. 
If you are paying at the last moment due to a late booking then it would be better if you could pay by cheque so a large amount of cash does not have to be carried at the away game.
No glasses or bottles are permitted on coaches on away trips. 

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