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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Stinging nettles

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It was great that the beautiful Surrey countryside was showcased during the Olympic cycling roadrace recently. The riders and television spectators saw some lovely parts of the county, and the riders themselves experienced these first hand. Likewise viewers saw the Olympic torch pass through Surrey a few weeks before the race.

However someone “thoughtful” from the organisers, or perhaps Surrey County Council, saw fit to trim and mow the verges just prior to these events. This unfortunate action deprived the Olympic cyclists (and roadside spectators) from having the full Surrey experience. Regular cyclists know that no Surrey ride would be complete without “nettle slalom”. Perhaps the organisers and Council can bear this in mind with the upcoming Tour of Britain?

Posted by bigblue on 16/08/2012 at 01:18 PM
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