Metroknobbers No. 1

Welcome to Metroknobbers.

Oh Lordy.

And so the plan for a random podcast was first hatched with @Darryl1974 whilst we were cycling around central London last Saturday as part of #safe4cycling.

It was a very valid ride, but something a little stale. The comment was made that it felt like Critical Mass Lite.

And then came the political speeches.

Labour, the LibDems, the Greens and Boris’ stooge all played to the pre-election gallery, saying how much they supported cycling in the capital.


Darryl is an old hand when it comes to hyperlocal political blogging. I can bluff it along with the best of them.

We decided there and then to try and record a hit and miss podcast. The idea would be to look back at what we’ve been doing in our own hyperlocal patches over the past fortnight, as well as to share any thoughts on anything that takes our interest online.

We are being… Metroknobbers.


We’ve optimistically set the challenge of recording these every fortnight. We reserve the right to be more irregular as the work / life balance dictates. We may even give up after Metroknobbers No. 1.

We’re NOT paying for professional pod hosting. We’re NOT creating any of the social media channels for Metroknobbers either. We are who we are.


Show notes:


Darryl’s wonderful 853 Greenwich election count blog post


SE1 blog

SE1 on twiter

SE1 talks to Peter John Leader of Southwark Council

East London Lines

Royal Barge for the Dear Leader

Lambeth Elections Results, via @BrixtonBuzz

Lambeth LibDem Wipe Out

Ex-Cllr Lumsden can now spend more time as Vince Cable’s SPAD

The stitch up of Comrade Kingsley


Ex-Cllr Jeremy Clyne

Greenwich Planing and IKEA

The social dispersal of Heygate residents in Southwark

On Blackheath Food Festival twaddle

Lewisham Bloggers – the new opposition?

Start a blog with Talk About Local

Brockley Central

Alternatives SE4

Simon Hughes – Dead Duck

Southwark LibDems

Bermondsey by-election, 1983

Kate Hoey Vs Lambeth Labour


Kate Hoey in Clap’ham

Chuff off #labourselfies

Charlton Tories Twitter – Sorry, that page doesn’t exist…

Mayoral manifesto – Free South London…

Rashid Nix, Green Party video

Kings Cross Environment

The Lambeth / East Hampshire connection, Comrades

Charlton FC Manager update

Gavin Rose’s Pink ’n’ Blue Army



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