Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Cyclists - pick another route

Aggregate Industries' 'campaign' to extract sand and gravel at Marshbroadmoor, for processing at Blackhill, is in full swing, with 44 tonne trucks pounding up and down the B3180. Yes, that's 7 miles along a B road - without central white lines in places - through a village, across Woodbury Common. In all likelihood there will be another campaign next summer too.

Cyclists in particular are better off choosing another route at the moment. The truck drivers may be careful, but accidents happen - as tragically on the A30 yesterday. When one of these trucks pass - and they are huge - you really know about it, not just from the blast of wind, but also from the dust and grit blown up into your face afterwards.