This is why the Coca-Cola truck isn't coming to North Wales this Christmas

The Coca-Cola truck will not be visiting North Wales this year because they “can’t visit every town and city” in the UK. The company have apologised that their iconic red lorry will not be coming to the region[1] for the second time since the Coca Cola truck tours started in 2010.  People living in North-West Wales are faced with a 190 mile-round trip if they want to travel to Cheshire Oaks in Ellesmere Port to see the truck, which rose to fame in 1995 with the launch of the signature drink’s TV advert.

The truck, donned with thousands of fairylights and playing he catchy jingle ‘Holidays are Coming’, has visited has visited  Wrexham[2]  ,  Colwyn Bay[3]  ,  Caernarfon[4]  and Newtown over the years, more recently stopping at Queensferry[5] in Flinthsire. The lorry, which travels to various towns and cities up and down the country every year handing out bottles of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero, also failed to visit North Wales in 2017[6] . A Coca-Cola spokesperson said: “We’re sorry that the Coca-Cola truck will not be able to visit North Wales this year.

The Coca Cola truck comes to Asda Queensferry

“We try to cover as much of the country as possible, but unfortunately we can’t visit every town and city.

“We update the route every year, making sure we visit locations which are easily accessible from the surrounding areas. “This year, we are spending longer in each location, allowing those in nearby areas more time to travel to their nearest truck stop.” The truck will visit 19 different locations across the UK this year, including Manchester and Cardiff.

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Since the tours began the 10-wheel machine has travelled more than 800,000 miles spreading holiday cheer for those who don’t feel like Christmas festivities can really begin until they hear ‘Holidays are Coming’ and see the bright red, the 32-foot truck roar across their TV screens.

Let’s hope we’ll see the truck visiting North Wales again next year.

References

  1. ^ not be coming to the region (17241739)
  2. ^ Wrexham (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  3. ^ Colwyn Bay (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  4. ^ Caernarfon (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  5. ^ Queensferry (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  6. ^ failed to visit North Wales in 2017 (www.dailypost.co.uk)

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