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Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Quaint or sinister?

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It may be a quaint vintage poster to you or me but this brand is still killing vast numbers of people in India. Eridge railway station is possibly the last refuge of unacceptable advertising in the UK.

Posted by bigblue on 21/11/2012 at 07:07 AM
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012
London from the North Downs

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As photographed earlier this year. Various landmarks are visible. Click on the image to view a larger version.

Posted by bigblue on 20/11/2012 at 07:10 AM
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Monday, 19 November 2012
Badger crossing

Source: flickr.com via bigbluemeanie on Pinterest



This is one time we can be grateful for a lack of “joined-up” government thinking.

Posted by bigblue on 19/11/2012 at 03:46 PM
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Near death experience

The most exciting minute of my ride yesterday. I really wasn’t expecting a Chelsea tractor on a small rural road.

Posted by bigblue on 19/11/2012 at 07:38 AM
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Sunday, 18 November 2012
Latest Sick Cycle Lane of Surrey

After using this cycle lane a few times, I felt the need to record it (and add some comments/criticisms).  I took this video last weekend near the tail end of Sunday afternoon ride.

I have commented in the video how the cycle path doesn’t meet Surrey County Council’s own standards. However to be fair to Surrey County Council they do have a lack of standards when it comes to cycling infrastructure.  Their 2007-2011 Cycling Strategy stated (inter alia) committed them:

To review internal working processes and procedures to ensure all new and improved facilities and their maintenance fully meet national and Surrey standards.

Since Surrey County Council have said that they will adhere to “national standards”, these are what they should be held accountable to: The Cycling England Design Standards and the Department for Transport Design Standards

Surrey County Council has promised to publish a new Cycling Strategy by the end of 2012, so it will be interesting to see whether they are going to start getting serious about these points or whether they are going to continue with the woeful and piecemeal approach of the last five years.

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Posted by bigblue on 18/11/2012 at 07:03 AM
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Saturday, 17 November 2012
Money for Nothing?

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It turns out that this is an evil trick - there is no free cash. They take it from your bank account.

Posted by bigblue on 17/11/2012 at 07:09 AM
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Friday, 16 November 2012
Autumn Wildlife

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The “dropped bug” - very common in these parts at this time of the year.

Posted by bigblue on 16/11/2012 at 07:05 AM
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Thursday, 15 November 2012
Near Nutfield

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The near-identical location to last month’s photograph.

Posted by bigblue on 15/11/2012 at 07:52 AM
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