Just after 4.00pm it was time to head home, we were all ready to leave when we found that the Western Coach we had brought had a flat battery and would not start! After a little attention from George and a jump start we were on our way home to Beith. A pleasant journey home, again with no problems encountered by any of us. After my first driving lesson at Kilmarnock, I decided that since GCS 50V's MOT was due to expire shortly, the journey home would be a great chance for me to finally get to drive my bus on the open road. After a quick run through the controls then we were on our way again. I was delighted with how she drives, the steering was a little heavier but apart from that not too different to the Volvo I had experienced earlier in the day. My confidence was now growing and after arrival back at Beith I decided to try and navigate GCS 50V in the gate, around the other buses in the yard, back inside the museum and finally reversed back into my space. No problems were encountered, the training at Kilmarnock must be good!
Finally a big thank you to Donald Scott for being my driver for the day, without you GCS 50V would not have been able to attend the open day. Much Appreciated!