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So team GB managed 29 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze and finished third in the overall medal table The preparation for these fine athletes was 4 years in the making. Their training required nothing else but dedication, commitment, repetition of exercise that increased muscle size and endurance, eating up to 9000 calories per day and lastly, will power beyond the competition pretending to have the same level of motivation in order to succeed. OK, an element of talent also adds to the success but generally it was staying power despite self-doubt that allowed the journey to be completed and gratification of huge magnitude was the reward at the end. Then there was a ceremony where a shiny medal was hung around their neck! Machines could not push itself beyond the levels these athletes had to, nor would machines be able to adapt to the strategy necessary when faced with their route/ lane being blocked.
Our Team Editor Frankie Peet
What else takes around 4 years? What else cannot be substituted by machine? Who else consumes 9000 calories per day? And at the end, a shiny piece of metal is hung that proudly around the neck at a ceremony? You guessed it...THE KNOWLEDGE. Oh and it is a myth that they play the national anthem at the reward ceremony so that is one less thing to learn whilst on the Knowledge!
Contributors Chris Ackrill, Robert Lordan Steve Barry, Moggy, Lance
Whilst all those sat navs went into overdrive and informed their embarrassed drivers ‘the computer says no’, the gatekeepers of London’s roads were cutting through here, slipping up there, shooting down lanes, double backing and delivering passengers safely by imprinted routes and navigation skills which are not available in BMW’s. These talents come via the most important muscle that even the finest tuned athletes cannot claim operates better than all those Green (and Gold) Badge Holders behold.
When the closing ceremony was produced it was London’s Black Carriages that delivered our national treasures... Posh, Ginger, Baby, Sporty and Scary to the watching world. If you remember as I do, their first music video starred a big red ugly thing (no not Ginger spice) a London bus (soon to be your nemesis) but since their success they have moved to the more exclusive Black Cab when telling people what they really want! Yes, those iconic vessels recognised alongside Rolls Royce’s, Big Ben, The Gerkin, Tower Bridge and The London Eye were what were used in the headline event broadcast to the rest of the world. Yes it’s been quite for us drivers as it has for you guys whilst London went on shutdown under the watchful eye of the world but if and when you have that sinking feeling of ‘it is really worth it?’ refer to London 2012 and know that all those pretenders to the thrown that were given ‘special lanes’ in this historic city, the pressure got to them and they went on meltdown. They were still forced to sit in the heavy traffic whilst those with ‘the knowledge’ did not... The machines lost and may it be a lesson learned to all those self-doubting students. The Olympics have managed to put our great city in the limelight and have set the bar so very high to the rest of the world when presenting itself as do the fine (not so athletic) Green Badge Holders and their apprentices who by the next Olympics may have joined the Spartans of London’s roads!
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Well done to the Olympic Committee in what you achieved. In this issue one of a subscriber has kindly sent in their experience on the Map Test, which we know you have all been discussing! We also have the second part of our John Mason interview which should give you the facts and figures you are dying to know! And of course let’s not forget our good old contributors who again have been busy making sure you get a good read and insight into exactly what the knowledge is all about - good and bad! Lastly I hear it may have been 30 gold’s but the ‘perfect swan dive’ off of Tower Bridge during the cabbies protest wasn’t executed correctly despite him wearing a CallOver Hi-Vis’! He was fined £100 but as he is already badge holder we couldn’t put him in the monthly prize draw! We have, by high demand, ordered another batch of Hi-Vis so stop by to collect but remember unless you have subscribed you won’t qualify for the cash prize!
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In this Issue Pg 7 | Where it’s at
Pg 26 | Transport for London
Pg 13 | The Map Test
Pg 35 | History of the Olympics
Part 2 of our interview with John Mason
London listings to help you on the Knowledge
Robert Lordan takes us through the history of the London Olympics
An insight into the new Map Test
Pg 14 | Diary of a Knowledge Boy
Pg 32 | Knowledge College
See if you would call the same on our latest 56 appearance
Challenge yourself with our knowledge puzzles
Pg 21 | Chris Ackrill
Pg 39 | Competition Winner
The Knowledge revisited!
Find out who this month’s £100 cash winner was!
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