A lot of people ask where they can get that little blue book of knowledge runs, well the simple answer you can’t, well not unless you have applied to do the knowledge. The people who issue the blue book are the P.C.O and they only hand them out to applicants of the knowledge and this is done when you have your initial talk. The talk is just an introduction to the knowledge and what they expect from you and what you can expect from them. Now you don’t need to actually apply to learn the knowledge of London, anyone can get a list of the blue book runs and go out and learn the routes. You only need apply if you intend on becoming a London Taxi Driver and that means being examined by the P.C.O examiners and passing various tests along the way.
OK so you might be wondering how and where you can get a list of the 320 runs without applying to become a taxi driver, well you could Click Here and download a full list of the 320 runs plus a whole lot more. These are not just a list of the runs as they appear in the blue book, in the blue book you will just have point to point. What this list does it tells you exactly which roads you have to take, whether you need to turn right or left and where you would have to set down, or drop off your customer. The blue book just has 320 runs listed with point A to point B, so on their own they are not much use, but if you purchase the full list you have a great way to learn the runs without having to start from scratch.
OK so why not get the runs on paper or in book form, two reasons one they will be more expensive and two they will get easily ruined. If you buy the runs on paper you can expect to pay between £60 – £80, now that is a lot to pay out considering you will be wanting to make changes to the runs as you go so you will scribble notes all over them making them hard to read next time you go out. What if the runs get wet or are stolen off your bike while you get a cup of tea or look for a point, well you would have to go and buy another set. The great thing with downloading the blue book runs is you can use them time and time again. Just print out a fresh run each time with all the changes already updated from last time you were out.
If you want to get a full list of the 320 blue book runs simply Click Here and get them in an instant download, you will have them in front of you in minutes and the best thing is you will save yourself around £40.