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Bus travel win is music to gig-goer Natalies ears

26 May 2016

A small business owner is on song after winning a year’s free travel bus travel to enjoy music shows and live gigs around Sheffield.

Natalie Beard, of Gleadless, has won a Stagecoach Yorkshire Megarider gold annual ticket after taking part in a competition which involved planning her journey and finding her fare online by visiting

The 27-year-old, who runs not-for-profit social enterprise Young Music CIC, uses the bus mainly to travel to and from her job in Sheffield city centre but is looking forward to using her free Stagecoach Yorkshire ticket for both business and pleasure.

Music fan Natalie is a regular gig-goer and in her spare time will be enjoying travelling on Stagecoach Yorkshire buses to see her favourite bands and music artists at live shows and gigs at venues around the city.

She said: “With loads of great music-related events happening throughout the year, such as Tramlines and Sheffield on Show, winning this competition will make it easier to get to them all."

John Young, commercial director at Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “The competition was our way of showcasing just how responsive and useful our mobile-friendly website is – our online bus planning service allows customers to check live running times, access journey and fare information and buy tickets straight from their smartphone.


“We’re very pleased for Natalie and glad to hear she will be using her free travel for both work and play.”