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Catch the free Paddle shuttle bus, Hawaiian-style this weekend

Besi Besemar July 3, 2019

Brighton & Hove Buses to run a free shuttle bus between Brighton Station and Paddle Round the Pier at Hove Lawns this weekend (Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7).

HOP aboard the Paddle Round the Pier bus for Europe’s largest free charity beach festival and travel Hawaiian-style all the way to Hove Lawns, accompanied by ukuleles from the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra.

The bus leaves Brighton Station on the hour between 10am and 12pm and then from 2pm to 6pm; returning from Paddle HQ at Hove Lawns on the half hour between 10.30am and 11.30am and 1.30pm to 6.30pm. This service is suspended during the event.

Martin Harris
Martin Harris

Brighton & Hove Buses’ Managing Director Martin Harris said: “Paddle is a great way to kick off Brighton’s summer festival season. We’ve had a long association with Paddle and we’re delighted to be running a free shuttle bus between Brighton Station and Hove Lawns this year. Any donations received on the bus will go straight to Paddle’s chosen charities.” 

Paddle Round the Pier Co-Chair Rob Pelling said great progress had been made in recent years to make the event as low impact as possible with the festival being 95% single-use plastic free too.

He said: “We’re encouraging the use of public transport through our partnership with Brighton & Hove Buses and Brighton City Bikes to further reduce the impact of the event on the surrounding environment. This year we even have designated bus route/stop for PRTP which means we can help more visitors ditch the car.” 

There will be free mandolin and ukulele taster sessions on board the Paddle bus with the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra at Paddle HQ between 12.30pm and 1.15pm.

The festival features a huge range of watersports’ competitions and opportunities to try out sports like stand-up paddle boarding and kitesurfing, as well as live music, street and urban sports and children’s entertainment. 

For more details of the Paddle shuttle bus timetable, click here: