Lloyds bank cinema ad-bicycle going the wrong way!

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Lloyds bank cinema ad-bicycle going the wrong way!

Postby wyadvd » 24 Nov 2012, 2:04pm

Just been to the cinema with my daughter and sat through the ads at the beginning. One of them was a little shocking ; it was one of the animating Lloyds bank ' for the journey' ads with the Uzbek composers ballet music in the background. Unfortunately can not find a link on YouTube .

Basically, the premise was'everyones different'. It was a guy approaching a roundabout on a motorbike with a small child in a sidecar. he went straight on on the roundabout, using the left hand lane, but as he did so, he went past a bicycle on the roundabout, using a lane painted blue and going the wrong way around the roundabout and then being shown similarly going down the road on the wrong side of the road!!

Why does this happen. If I find it on YouTube I will post it here.


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Re: Lloyds bank cinema ad-bicycle going the wrong way!

Postby kwackers » 24 Nov 2012, 2:15pm

That link doesn't work for me, but this one does. (Yours is a mobile link)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxS3lfZHLUs

I'm not sure I understand your question though. The world is surreal, everything about it is deliberately wrong...

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Postby Geriatrix » 24 Nov 2012, 2:41pm

I wouldn't get hung up about that. I wouldn't make any literal inference from the driving (and even less about their banking).
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Postby wyadvd » 24 Nov 2012, 3:12pm

No , but the world kind of appeals to children, and it just annoys me.

Yes insuppose it shows I'm pretty sad that its the only thing I really notice about it. Oh well......

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Postby Ellieb » 24 Nov 2012, 5:09pm

While we are at it ....surely that is cruel to hedgehogs

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Postby sirmy » 25 Nov 2012, 7:54am

Given the lack of cars and the fantastically wide, and respected, cycle land I wish I lived there! :D

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Postby gordy » 25 Nov 2012, 10:01am

Cycling against the traffic flow is very common (but not approved) in North America.
Perhaps it's an international ad? :wink:

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Postby Mick F » 25 Nov 2012, 10:11am

Fixed it for you (badly) :wink:
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Postby SJSBrompton » 26 Nov 2012, 4:23pm

The CS8 at Wandsworth Gyratory goes both ways round the gyratory right hand side (looking from Wandsworth Town station). The offroad path is two way (and blue). So it could happen!

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Postby Vorpal » 26 Nov 2012, 8:41pm

gordy wrote:Cycling against the traffic flow is very common (but not approved) in North America.
Perhaps it's an international ad? :wink:


I haven't checked recent statistics, but some years ago, cycling against traffic acounted for a high proportion of fatal accidents involving a cyclist in the USA. :(

Mick F wrote:Fixed it for you (badly) :wink:


When I was a teenager in the USA, referring to oneself as a 'bicyclist' was an important part of being a serious cyclist. ;)
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Re: Lloyds bank cinema ad-bicycle going the wrong way!

Postby Cunobelin » 26 Nov 2012, 8:52pm

Where are the parked cars in the cycle lane - that's what I want to know!