Dates confirmed for 2017


6th & 7th MAY 2017


Merlin Entertainments and VisitBlackpool have confirmed dates for Blackpool’s second UK Coach Rally.

Organisers have confirmed that the Rally will take place between 6th and 7th May 2017 on Blackpool Promenade, following a successful event at the resort in 2016.

The UK Coach Rally welcomes all sections of the coaching  industry gathering together for a series of exhibitions and awards including Coach of the Year and Coach Driver of the Year.

Ann and Paul Cousins, who lead the organising team, were delighted with the positive response to this year’s event and look forward to hosting the Rally on Blackpool Promenade for the second time.

2017 is set to be the biggest year yet, as an increased number of coach companies have already registered to be involved.

Dates for 2017

The dates for the 63rd UK Coach Rally at Blackpool are

6th & 7th May 2017

2016 Results

The results of the 62nd UK Coach Rally are available to view here: 2016 Results

We have 50 coach entries!!

FullyBookedWe are now fully booked for coach entries in the 2016 Coach Rally!!!

There is always a chance that someone may have to drop out. If you still want to enter, contact us and we can add you to the stand-by list.


If you looking for accommodation for the UK Coach Rally weekend, have a look here: Hotel & Room

Entry Form for 2016

Entry form for Mini, Midi & Coach entries is available online.
Please click here:

Dates for 2016

The dates for the 62nd UK Coach Rally at Blackpool are

23rd & 24th April 2016

2015 results

The results of the 61st UK Coach Rally are available to view here: 2015 Results

BASE at the Rally

B.A.S.E are delighted that KB Coaches of Gloucestershire’s new MAN RR8 E6 MOBIpeople 12.5m Explorer 70 seater coach is at this years 61st Coach Rally. The Portuguese built coach is supplied on an MAN chassis in 293 BHP format (options for 320 & 360 BHP) and can offer operators a genuine European built product with great flexibility from 57/59 seats up to the 70 seater demonstrated in the trade arena. The large luggage capacity plus dual nearside doors offers great practicality for rapid mass passenger transit, whilst all models are available in DDA format.  Following the launch of  two new MOBIpeople products at the 2014 NEC show, BASE are delighted with the feedback from operators on both models and expect to deliver in excess of 20 units in the first year’s production between the new Midi Explorer ( 29 to 39 seats ) and it’s larger cousin at the Rally.

Irizar at the Rally

Irizar UK will have on display at the 61st UK Coach Rally its new i6 12.9-metre demonstrator, fitted with 57 seats, a centre sunken washroom and aircraft lockers.

Integral construction which removes 500kg of chassis steel helps achieve the 57-seat, two-axle capacity while DAF’s award-winning Paccar MX11 271 369bhp Euro 6 engine and ZF Ecolife fully automatic six-speed gearbox will eke out every available mile from your fuel.

The passengers get leather-style headrests, seatback tables, a two-screen DVD system, Bosch audio and climate control, while the driver has a heated, suspended driving seat, powerful LED lighting, a reversing camera and alarm horn, reading lamps and an iPod connection for the audio system.