Pride celebrations are important here at First Bus as we continue our journey to become an inclusive business. That's why we're helping to create easier access for everyone and make travel to the York Pride parade and festival as simple and easy as possible!
This June we'll be launching our 'Ride with pride' campaign and celebrating Pride month by showcasing some of our hard-working and inspiring LGBTQ+ colleagues and by taking part in the York Pride parade & festival!
York Pride parade & festival
This year, the York Pride parade will be taking place on Saturday 18th June and will be a completely FREE event. The parade route will end at Knavesmire where there will be a festival site with plenty of exciting activities, food & drink and live music, including Nadine Coyle, Davina De Campo & more!
We'll be bringing along one of our 'Ride with pride' double deckers to take part in the York Pride parade and then park up at the festival site on Knavesmire with a stall and plenty of games, giving away free bus tickets - come and visit us!
It's important to us that as many York residents, visitors and local communities as possible can access York Pride to join the celebrations and add to what we know will be a special atmosphere on the day. So we've created a NEW discounted ticket.
Our Pride Day ticket is just £3 for unlimited travel across York on Saturday 18th June and will be available to purchase on the First Bus App in the 'Promotions' section.
The ticket will be available to purchase from 17th June and is valid for travel on 18th June only.
My name is Gillian Pidd-Haytack - I have worked for First for 36 years both in Leeds and now in York. I started my career driving minibuses and now i hold the position of Operations Controller.
Pride to me is the celebration of growing acceptance for the LGBTQ community and helps dissolve the shame and stigma that had people hidinf instead of celebrating the freedom most people take for granted.
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