About - Introduction


The purpose of this website is to introduce operators, the media and the public to the BDoY Competition, to explain the various processes through which drivers reach the National Final, and to describe events during the weekend in Blackpool.


The BDoY event has its origins in a Coventry Corporation road safety competition first held in 1967 and organised by Mr. John Boxall MBE, who is now the Honorary President of BDoY. In the following few years, more bus operators joined the event, and by the mid-1970s, it had become a truly national competition. Blackpool has been the venue for the National Final since 1982. The detailed planning and administration of the event, which is now regarded as the premier skills competition in the bus industry, is in the hands of the BDoY Board of Directors.