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Our Drivers

The Little White Bus would not function if it were not for our team of dedicated drivers

Our Drivers

The Little White Bus would not function if it were not for our team of dedicated drivers,

Local people, many of whom are volunteers.

It is our privilege to provide this service for locals and tourists alike.

Kevin

He lives in Fremington and is a new volunteer driver for LWB, having been driving the Swaledale Rover since January 2020.

Since moving to Swaledale in 2018, Kevin has taken semi-retirement from his career as a Building Services Consultant Engineer.

David

Lives in Breconbar and has driven the Garsdale bus since it’s launch in 2011.

He moved to Wensleydale in 2009 after retiring as a HGV driver.

Ritchie

I’m 64 years old, live in Co Durham and I’ve worked in engineering all my life. I now have my own business and I’m one of those lucky people who enjoy’s working and looks forward to the challenges of each working day.

Two years ago I signed up to the Little White Bus and now drive the Wensleydale Wanderer every other Tuesday when work permits, and I love every minute, every mile and every passenger that I collect along the way.

When retirement does eventually come, I’m sure you’ll see a lot more of me.

Roger

His is retired from his post as a hospital consultant in 2011 and moved to Wensleydale in 2013.

He started driving the Little White Bus in 2014.

He is also the secretary of the local Advanced Motoritst group of the IAM.

He is the owner and chief walker of a border terrier called Moffat, who are both looked after by his wife of 43 years, Megan.

Andy

He is retired from full-time work and lives in Richmond.

He has been driving for LWB since 2019.

In his spare time, he is a keen cyclist and enjoys the great outdoors the Dale’s has to offer.

Wayne

I am 60 years old. I have been married to Wendy for 34 years and we have two children.

I worked for a company in Nottingham for 40 years, starting out as an apprentice horticultural & agricultural engineer.

We had been to Hawes on holiday many times over the years and always said that we would want to retire here.  However, in 2017 we decided to have a complete change of lifestyle and we purchased a clothing shop in the town .

During the two years that I have lived here I have got to know many of the local people.  I have volunteered for the Little White Bus and have also helped with the Christmas lights.

David

I am 60 years old. I have been married to Wendy for 34 years and we have two children.

I worked for a company in Nottingham for 40 years, starting out as an apprentice horticultural & agricultural engineer.

We had been to Hawes on holiday many times over the years and always said that we would want to retire here.  However, in 2017 we decided to have a complete change of lifestyle and we purchased a clothing shop in the town .

During the two years that I have lived here I have got to know many of the local people.  I have volunteered for the Little White Bus and have also helped with the Christmas lights.

Michael

He lives in Scorton and has been driving the Richmondshire Rover since 2017.

Before retiring, he was a psychologist for nearly 40 years but now is happy and busy enough as a volunteer driver, librarian, gardener, beekeeper, runner and grandad.

Sean

He lives in Reeth and has driven for LWB since 2017.

He drives our Swaledale, Rover and Leyburn routes.

When not driving for LWB, Sean runs his own innovation management and human factors business.

Diana

She lives in Leyburn and is one of our LWB’s longest-serving volunteers, joining the service in April 2012 when we only had 1 bus. 

Diana normally drives the Wensleydale voyager between Leyburn and Hawes. 

When not driving the LWB she is the Manager of the local charity shop in Leyburn.

Bob

He lives near Reeth and has been driving the Swaledale bus since the beginning of 2018. Before retiring he worked for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority for over 8 years following a 30-year police career.

Bob enjoys outdoor and country pursuits and is involved with a local motorcycle club in delivering advanced rider training through the Institute of Advanced Motorists’ courses

Angela

She moved from Devon (where she used to work as a Primary School Music teacher) to live in Wensleydale in October 2017.

She has been driving for LWB as a volunteer since “Day 1”.

She currently drives the Hawes and the Garsdale bus routes.

Robert

He lives in Richmond and has been a regular volunteer driver on the Richmond Rover route since 2018.

He is a retired engineer who counts hill walking and travel among his interests.  

Peter

And his wife moved from Kent to just north of Leeds in April 2016 after they retired so they could be close to their daughter and her family.

  Peter joined LWB in July that year and has driven the Leyburn bus on the 156 route ever since, although he also has the ambition to drive the Swaledale route at some point

Martin

He lives near Richmond and has driven the Rover route since 2018. 

Since retiring from Cummins in 2016, Martin enjoys more time for walking, gardening, travel and photography and is learning to play the drums.

Rob

He was born in Northallerton but lived most of his life in Snowdonia working in the care and farming sectors.

He moved to Wensleydale here in 2019 to be with his partner Claire who he has known for over 30 years and manages the Post office.

He has had many interesting jobs from ski guiding in the Alps to flying the Good Year Blimp and now find himself as the ops Manager for LWB and loving it.

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The Little White Bus is a community service providing scheduled travel