Weather Watch

B5105 Weather Watch - shows rain

B5105 on the Telly

Image of an old telly with link to YouTube video of B5105

We've made a film
about the B5105

A bendy road warning sign on the B5105

There are plenty of signs like this along the B5105.

Link to World of Pallets website

visit World of Pallets

just off the B5105

Visit the home of the Welsh Space Agency

Link to Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society website

You don't get telegraph poles like this any just any old B road.

And while you're on the internet, why not waste even more time by reading some poetry that doesn't rhyme.

Project Lucozade

For long enough this website has displayed a counter showing the number of empty Lucozade bottles along the length of the B5105. Now I have to confess, that this numeric display has been just an estimate. But now, so appalled by the amount of rubbish littering the verges of my favourite 'B' road, I have decided to quantify and catalogue these empties once and for all. The result will henceforth be known as :

"Project Lucozade"


Lucozade aids recovery

It is my intention to walk the entire 13.3 mile length of the B5105 - twice - once for each verge - and photograph every single item of Lucozade Litter.

26.6 miles is a bit much for one go, especially as I will be walking against the traffic with eyes to the verge for the merest glint of orange label from the undergrowth. So the project will be broken down over a number of sessions.

And now that I have day 1 under my belt I can give you a bit of a breakdown:

I was intending covering both verges on one pass - but with my survival a stated goal, this is impossible - so I must walk once in each direction.

My results are +25%/-2%. This means :

* Up to 2% of my photographs could have been mis-identified on account of being badly mangled by the verge cutter.

* There could (easily) be 25% more in the undergrowth / further from the verge.  The grass has died and flattened over many bottles and some litter droppers have a good throwing arm - I didn't investigate other than the immediate verge and what was visible to me as I passed.

Read Progress reports :

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4 



I must emphasise that OTHER brands of soft drinks bottles are available to be found along the verges of the B5105. I could just as easily have done my survey on; Pepsi-cola, Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Powerade, mineral waters(various), Red Bull and even Irn Bru.

But it was the proliferation of Lucozade bottles along the B5105 that first began to get under my skin. It is, therefore, these that form the basis of my investigation.