Intrigued by a warts-and-all article in this magazine two years ago, GEORGE COLLINS spent a day sampling the services of Hinckleybus, the Arriva Midlands offshoot whose fleet includes now quite elderly Wright Cadets and whose routes serve settlements once guarded by Roman centurions

Hinckleybus 2708 (Y348 UON), a Wright Cadet-bodied DAF SB120 new in 2001, in Leicester in April last year on route X44 to Rugby, one of the routes (and vehicle types) that George Collins sampled on his day with this part of Arriva Midlands.

Buses can be bland; no matter if your fondness is for Tilling green, National Bus Company poppy red or Stagecoach stripes, the problem with a corporate livery is that it can blend into much of a muchness. That is why, when a big group does something different, people like us find it interesting.

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