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Podcast of the Bike Show, fro Resonance 104.4FM. A weekly show delving in to the transcendenntal pleasure of cycling in and around London and beyond. From the Tour De France to Critical Mass, from cycle commuting to
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DATE: Wed, 04 Aug 2010
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Ron Cooper on Ron Cooper

Ron Cooper is a legend in framebuilding. He started as a fifteen-year-old apprentice with A.S. Gillott, and his frames have come to define the very best of the British lightweight style. He talks about the early days learning from master framebuilders like Jim Collier and Bill Philbrook, his own racing career and his commercial success [...]

DATE: Tue, 27 Jul 2010
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Looking back at Le Tour and ahead to ‘Bicycle Thieves’

Lionel Birnie of Cycling Weekly shares his best moments of this year’s sensational Tour De France. Plus we look ahead to Bicycle Thieves, which combines theatre and BMXing on the streets of London, as part of the InTransit festival. Book tickets for just £4 here or by calling 0845 230 9769.

DATE: Wed, 21 Jul 2010
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Talking Le Tour with Paul Fournel

An extended, hour long edition of the show featuring French writer, poet, cyclist and cultural ambassador Paul Fournel (pictured). We stroll from the French House in Soho to the Rapha Cycle Club in Clerkenwell, to visit an exhibition of a hundred years of racing bicycles. The exhibition runs for two more weeks and is well [...]

DATE: Wed, 14 Jul 2010
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Gavin Turk’s ‘Les Bikes du Bois Rond’

Tim Dawson joins artist Gavin Turk on the first of two rides in the East Anglian countryside. Plus a detailed look at the Mayor of London’s new cycle hire bikes, with Transport for London’s Gary McGowan, technical adviser to the special projects team. To join the second of Gavin Turk’s rides, starting in Ipswich, on 17 [...]

DATE: Thu, 08 Jul 2010
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Un Tour de France de Londres with Stephen Bayley

As part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture, Stephen Bayley leads a ride around the best of French architecture, art and design to be found on the streets of London. Stephen Bayley is the Observer’s architecture and design critic, the founding director of the Design Museum and in 1989 was a made a Chevalier [...]

DATE: Tue, 22 Jun 2010
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Now We Are Six (part one)

It’s time to blow out the candles on The Bike Show’s great big carbo-loaded birthday cake. 6 years old! To mark the occasion this week’s show features some of the more memorable moments from the first three years of experimental two wheeled art radio. Years four to six in due course. Thanks to all who have [...]

DATE: Wed, 16 Jun 2010
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Lock it or lose it

Talking bicycle security with author and blogger Rob Ainsley and Anthony Lau, architect and designer of the excellent Cycle Hoop that cheaply converts street furniture into cycle racks. Anthony is also soon to unveil a new car-shaped bicycle storage rack (pictured, above) at the London Festival of Architecture. Rob gives his verdict on the new [...]

DATE: Tue, 08 Jun 2010
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A Journey Into Tranquility

Sustrans is the sustainable transportation charity and lobby group that pioneered the national cycle network. It is also one of the country’s biggest commissioners of public art. Today’s show is devoted to one of Sustrans’s new Prospectives series, a handful of deliberately experimental projects that are more conceptual and investigative in nature than the more [...]

DATE: Wed, 02 Jun 2010
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A Life On Two Wheels

This week, a guest production by Stuart Watt. Life’s race from childhood to old age, as told by those who live it on two wheels. Original music by Chris Annetts. If you’d like to contribute material to The Bike Show, please get in touch bikeshow@resonancefm.com

DATE: Tue, 25 May 2010
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Giro d’Italia at Look Mum No Hands

As the Giro d’Italia enters its third week, we discuss Italy’s great stage race with Lionel Birnie of Cycling Weekly, in an experimental live broadcast from Look Mum No Hands, London’s newest and best cycle-cafe. Sam Humpheson shows us around the premises. The show also features a look back at Fausto Coppi, one of the [...]

DATE: Tue, 18 May 2010
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Cycle Superhighways – Waste of Paint or Copenhagenization?

A long, hard look at the Mayor of London’s plans for 12 cycle superhighways – bike routes from the outer boroughs along London’s main arterial roads. With Kulveer Ranger, Boris Johnson’s top transport adviser, Rob Ainsley of the Real Cycling blog, and Charlie Lloyd of the London Cycling Campaign.

DATE: Mon, 10 May 2010
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Season opener: Berlin, bikes & public art, Dunwich Dynamo

Can London ever be as good a cycling city as Berlin? Helen Pidd of the Guardian and Matt Tempest give their views. Artist Mila Lipowicz talks about East London Local(Eyes): an interactive video installation that recreates the feeling of riding a bike around East London. Katy Hallett of Sustrans on commissioning public art for the [...]

DATE: Mon, 22 Mar 2010
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Lorries/HGVs/LGVs killing cyclists: an appeal to London listeners

Last Thursday, on what felt like a warm, sunny first day of Spring, I was witness to the immediate aftermath of a collision involving a cyclist and a 32 tonne articulated lorry. It was a truly horrible, chilling sight. The lorry was stopped in the middle of the road and the crushed remains of a [...]

DATE: Wed, 17 Feb 2010
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The Racing Year with Lionel Birnie

In an off-season podcast-only extended episode, Lionel Birnie of Cycling Weekly joins me to talk about the year ahead in professional road racing. We talk about the season-openers in the Gulf, the Monuments and Cobbled Classics and of course the Grand Tours, where Britain’s Team Sky is hoping to make a big impact in its [...]

DATE: Tue, 26 Jan 2010
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Do It Yourself

David Kitchen, aka Velocio, set up the London Fixed Gear and Single Speed Forum almost three years ago. In a short time it has spawned an active and inventive cycling community and in the process the forum has grown to become the world’s eleventh most visited cycling website. David talks about the success of the [...]

DATE: Tue, 19 Jan 2010
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If the bike fits…

Following on from last week’s show on well-being, we look at the importance of getting a good fit between rider and machine. Scherrit Knoesen of The Bike Whisperer, is a leading London-based bike fitter. We talk geometry, contact points and pedaling action. Read Grant Peterson’s article The Shoes Ruse on the folly of clip-in pedals [...]

DATE: Tue, 12 Jan 2010
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Well-being

January is the perfect month to take a closer look at how to stay feeling good on the bike. In the studio to share their expertise are Michael Crebbin, a sports physio specialising in cycling-related problems, and Rebecca Bogue who teaches a yoga class designed especially for cyclists. Contact Rebecca via the Bodywise studio in the [...]

DATE: Mon, 04 Jan 2010
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Jumble Jumble

It’s the tenth day of Christmas and this week’s show is like a Christmas stocking with bulges in all the right places. Dr Steve Fabes is about to set off on a four and a half year cycle ride around the world, crossing six continents. He talks about his route, preparations and apprehensions. Any lover [...]

DATE: Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Red light means go (or does it?)

Should cyclists stop at red lights? Why do we feel such a strong urge to keep rolling? Should our behavior be guided by the law of the land or the laws of common courtesy? What would Isaac Newton and Thomas Aquinas have to say about the matter? Bringing their expertise to a discussion of the [...]

DATE: Tue, 08 Dec 2009
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Reading and riding: Christmas books special

Tim Dawson, cycling columnist for the Sunday Times, runs the Cycling Books website, the most compendious review website for cycling books. He joins me in the studio to discuss the literature of cycling, from Tour de France to cycle touring. Paul Fournel reads another extract from Need for the Bike. Below is a list of [...]

DATE: Mon, 30 Nov 2009
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Montreal-New York City by bicycle (part two)

The cycle camping tour continues into the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, through Vermont and into Massachusetts. Struggles with thunderstorms and flying insects and a visit to the Crane paper mill where US dollar bills are made. Play on links below.

DATE: Mon, 23 Nov 2009
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Montreal-New York City by bicycle (part one)

The first of two features on a north American cycle tour undertaken over the summer. Starting in cycle-friendly Montreal and Quebec’s routes vertes and camping on the shores of Lake Champlain, this episode ends with a mildly disturbing encounter with an over-talkative former NYPD officer and child abuse investigator. Plus more from Paul Fournel’s [...]

DATE: Mon, 16 Nov 2009
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Wanted: Bicycle Mechanics

This week’s show looks at the chronic lack of bicycle mechanics with the legendary Ninon Asuni of Bicycle Workshop. Ninon founded Bicycle Workshop nearly thirty years ago after deciding she’d had enough of working as a librarian. She’s now among London’s most highly regarded bicycle mechanics with a devoted following in London and the UK. [...]

DATE: Mon, 09 Nov 2009
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Calling Time on “Sorry Mate, I Didn’t See You” (SMIDSY)

The Bike Show moves into advocacy mode this week with guest in the studio Debra Rolfe, Campaigns Director of the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC), Britain’s largest cycling organisation with 60,000+ members. Debra is spearheading the CTC’s new campaign against bad driving by motorists called Stop SMIDSY. The aim is to draw attention to the dangers [...]

DATE: Mon, 26 Oct 2009
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Season Opener: Childhood Daze

A youthful feel to this season opener with a visit to Lockleaze Primary School in Bristol, one of an number of Sustrans ‘Bike It’ schools acros the country. Plus childhood memories from Paul Fournel, reading from Need for the Bike in person at the Calder Bookshop. We get the inside scoop on the much-awaited Sturmey [...]

DATE: Mon, 03 Aug 2009
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Cycle Chic

Riding with Amy Fleuriot, a young British fashion designer who’s Cyclodelic range of clothing and accessories is offering women a more stylish alternative to the typically drab clothing sold to cyclists. This is the final show in the current season. Thanks for listening!

DATE: Tue, 28 Jul 2009
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Le Tour Redux

Joining me in the studio is Graeme Fife, author of the definitive account of Le Tour de France, updated each year. He’s also author of the beautiful Rapha Guide to the Great Road Climbs of the Pyrenees. We discuss this year’s Tour de France, the most spectacular for some time, featuring the drama over the [...]

DATE: Tue, 21 Jul 2009
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From Sublime to Ridiculous

Copenhagen is widely regarded as the world’s most cycle-friendly city. I ask Copenhagen’s Mayor Klaus Bondam what advice he gives to other city leaders in how to emulate the Danish capital. Multitalented musician, songwriter and cartoonist Peter Blegvad reads Alfred Jarry’s proto-absurdist short story “The Crucifixion Considered as an Uphill Bicycle Race”. Jarry (pictured, above) [...]

DATE: Thu, 16 Jul 2009
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Podcast only: Theatre Review - Pedal Pusher

Pedal Pusher is a play that follows three cyclists — Jan Ullrich, Marco Pantani and Lance Armstrong — in the most dramatic recent era of professional cycle sport: from the young prodigy Jan Ullrich winning the Tour in 1997, the doping scandals of 1998, Armstrong’s conquest of cancer and ending with Pantani’s exile from the [...]

DATE: Mon, 13 Jul 2009
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Blazing Saddles

For long-distance cycling they’re a must and they’ll improve the look of any bicycle. Brooks leather saddles date back to the 1870s and are still made in Birmingham where they were first invented. Steve Green of Brooks talks about the history and the craft of the most venerable and most comfortable bicycle saddle there is. [...]

DATE: Mon, 06 Jul 2009
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Tour de Farce?

DATE: Mon, 29 Jun 2009
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London to Bristol (part two)

In an extended podcast edition of this week’s show, the journey from London to Bristol continues along the Ridgeway (pictured, left) to Avebury, one of the largest prehistoric stone circles in Europe. After a night by Lacock Abbey the route follows the Avon to Bath and the old railway track to Bristol. Featuring David Evans [...]

DATE: Mon, 22 Jun 2009
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London to Bristol (part one)

Part one of a ride from London to Bristol, in which presenter Jack Thurston is guided by listeners to the show. First stop is St Giles’ Church in Stoke Poges, home to the ‘bicycle window’ (pictured behind Jack and Denis Hartley, the Verger of the Church). One element of the window dates from 1642 and [...]

DATE: Mon, 08 Jun 2009
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No Bike Week: What happened?

A report on No Bike Week, in which a handful of courageous cyclists agree to abstain from two wheels for seven days. Find out what happened. And to read how the No Bike Week meme is evolving into something more akin to a direct action protest, check out No Cycle Day over at Crap [...]

DATE: Tue, 02 Jun 2009
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Radiocycle

The Bike Show emerges from its late spring hibernation into the bright sunlight of the summer season. This week’s show features a ride south from the Resonance FM studio to the southern limit of the station’s 5km FM broadcast signal at the Herne Hill Velodrome. With guests James Wilson, lecturer in radio at Glasgow Metropolitan [...]

DATE: Sat, 11 Apr 2009
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Podcast only: Spring Classics Special Edition

The Bike Show may be off air, but come with us on a trip to Belgium, home of the Flemish hard men and De Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders). Along the way I get a surprise tour of the legendary showers at the Roubaix velodrome (pictured left). Don’t forget to take The Bike Show’s [...]

DATE: Wed, 01 Apr 2009
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The end of the road

It’s the end of the road for The Bike Show. Find out why in this special podcast only final edition featuring many Bike Show favourites including Buffalo Bill, editor of Moving Target, cycle sport correspondent William Greswell, London bike messenger Nhatt Attack, Barry Mason of Southwark Cyclists, and Joe and Wes from the London Bicycle [...]

DATE: Mon, 16 Mar 2009
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16 March 2009: End of season finale - a bike pop epic

In the last of the current season we drop in on a police bicycle auction to pick up a bargain. Plus a bike pop epic from the Grave Architects (pictured above) and we hear from Jo Upton, presenter of Bike Love, a bicycling radio show in Sydney, Australia. Play on links below. Other file formats on [...]

DATE: Tue, 10 Mar 2009
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9 March 2009: Legends of the Rás

The Rás Tailteann is an 8 day stage race in the Republic of Ireland held each May since 1953. A particularly gruelling race, some say it is Ireland’s ‘Tour de France’ and it is a much cherished tradition, far more so than the Tour of Ireland. John Herety, Directeur Sportif of the Rapha-Condor road racing [...]

DATE: Tue, 03 Mar 2009
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2 March 2009: The best in cycling writing

The Ride Journal was launched last year to widespread acclaim. Issue two is at the printers. Philip and Andrew Diprose, editor and art director, explain how they came to start a journal of personal stories about how bikes have changed people’s lives. Among the articles in Issue 2 of The Ride Journal is Rediscovered by [...]

DATE: Mon, 23 Feb 2009
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23 February 2009: Bicycle Polo and No Bike Week

Bicycle polo. It’s the latest sensation that’s sweeping the nation. After an account of bicycle polo played with Hungarian counts in 1934 from Patrick Leigh Fermour’s classic Between the Woods and the Water, we travel to De Beauvoir Town to find out how the game is being played in 2009. The European Hard Court Bicycle [...]

DATE: Tue, 17 Feb 2009
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16 February 2009: Cycling and the recession

With the UK mired deep in recession, unemployment on the rise, the value of the pound going down and consumer confidence at an all time low, we ask what effect this is having on the cycling business. We hear from the owners of two of London’s new breed of bicycle boutiques (Tour de Ville and [...]

DATE: Tue, 10 Feb 2009
SIZE: 26.7 MB
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9 February 2009: How British Cycling conquered the Olympics

This week’s show features Dave Brailsford, Performance Director of British Cycling, explaining how his team achieved a record medal haul at the Beijing Olympics. We also discover that Shanaze Reade (pictured left, racing in the team sprint with Victoria Pendleton) has never heard of fixed gear freestyling despite being a world champion cyclist in both [...]

DATE: Tue, 27 Jan 2009
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26 January 2009: Cycling the Northumberland Coast

Riding the Northumberland coast from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Newcastle-upon-Tyne with Daniel Start, author of the best-selling Wild Swimming, a guide to natural swimming spots in Britain. Wild Swimming Coast (the salt-water version) will be published in the late spring. To enter the competition to win a signed copy, send an email detailing your favourite wild swimming [...]

DATE: Mon, 20 Oct 2008
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20 October 2008: Inventing the perfect folding bicycle

The latest on moves by the London Assembly to reduce the dangers posed by lorries to cyclists. Plus an extended talk by Andrew Ritchey, inventor of the Brompton, the folding miracle that is the toast of London’s bicycle-train commuters. The talk was given over the summer at the iFest 08 in Barcelona. It tells the [...]

DATE: Tue, 14 Oct 2008
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13 October 2008: Emergency - Lorries Killing Cyclists

After a summer of fun on two wheels, we turn to more serious matters. The entire show this week is devoted to the problem of lorries killing cyclists in London. With Barry Mason of Southwark Cyclists and Cynthia Barlow, chairwoman of RoadPeace, the national campaign against deaths on Britain’s roads. We also hear from London [...]

DATE: Mon, 06 Oct 2008
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6 October 2008: The Moulton Story (part two)

The concluding episode of a two-part feature on the story of Dr Alex Moulton and the reinvention of the bicycle. We pick up the story with the launch of the Moulton space frame design (pictured left) in the early eighties. Featuring interviews with eaturing interviews with Dr Alex Moulton, Shaun Moulton, Tony Hadland, Michael Woolf, [...]

DATE: Mon, 29 Sep 2008
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29 September 2008: The Moulton Story (part one)

The first of a two-parter telling the story of Moulton bicycles: the radical reinvention of the bicycle by Dr Alex Moulton that, despite some commercial setbacks along the way, continues to push the boundaries of cutting edge engineering. Moultons have been feted by architects and designers, won races and broken speed records, and are taken [...]

DATE: Sat, 27 Sep 2008
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27 September 2008: Bicycle Film Festival comes to town

The Bicycle Film Festival comes to London from 1-5 October. Laura Fletcher is the BFF’s London ambassador and she previews a handful of highlights from the seven screenings at the Barbican Cinema plus all the parties, art shows, polo matches and roller-racing that make the Festival a veritable jamboree of bicycle culture. Plus a very [...]

DATE: Mon, 22 Sep 2008
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22 September 2008: Grant Petersen on overnight trips and a visit to London’s ‘anti-bike shop’

DATE: Wed, 17 Sep 2008
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Summer antics: Cycle Camping in France

On this week’s show I promised some documentary evidence of my cycle tour in France last month. Well here it is. All filmed on a cheap and cheerful Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX07 compact digital camera with a video mode, so please excuse some less than perfect audio quality. Part one: Part two: My route took me from Biarritz on [...]

DATE: Mon, 15 Sep 2008
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15 September 2008: Are cargo bikes the future of urban transport?

Do the rising oil price, the growing concern about man-made climate change and breakthroughs in cycle design mean we’re on the verge of a pedal-powered cargo revolution? Discussing the past, present and future of cargo bikes and pedicabs is Leslie Wacker, a Chicago native who placed second in the cargo bike race at this year’s [...]

DATE: Mon, 08 Sep 2008
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8 September 2008: Ian Hibell - Paying respects to a legend

Remembering Ian Hibell, the world’s most accomplished and intrepid long-distance cyclist and adventurer, who was run down and killed on a road in Greece last month, aged 74. He’d been on a ‘training ride’ which began in Hull (England) in preparation for his next trip to Nepal and Tibet. Nic Henderson talks about his friend [...]

DATE: Wed, 03 Sep 2008
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1 September 2008: Around the world the hard way (part two)

Alastair Humphreys has cycled round the world ‘the hard way’: four years, sixty countries and forty-six thousand miles. In the second of a two part special he tells the story of his epic adventure: from Mexico to Alaska, through Siberia, Japan, China and central Asia. Thunder and Sunshine, the second volume of his travelogue is [...]

DATE: Mon, 11 Aug 2008
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11 August 2008: Around the world the hard way (part one)

Alastair Humphreys has cycled round the world ‘the hard way’: four years, sixty countries and forty-six thousand miles. In the first of a two part special he tells the story of his epic adventure from Yorkshire to South Africa and Chile to Colombia. Thunder and Sunshine, the second volume of his travelogue is out now, [...]

DATE: Wed, 06 Aug 2008
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4 August 2008: Cycling, politics and ideology

On this week’s show we ask whether the bicycle and cycling are inherently left-wing or right-wing. Featuring Ruth Beale and Karen Breneman, two artists who recently rode together from London to the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home in Liverpool in search of cycling’s socialist and non-conformist past, present and future. [...]

DATE: Mon, 28 Jul 2008
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28 July 2008: Looking back at Le Tour 2008

Looking back at this year’s Tour De France, with Guy Andrews, editor of Rouleur magazine and author and broadcaster Graeme Fife. As well as discussing the racing, we go into what it means for a small towns when it plays host to a stage of Le Tour de France. You can listen to an hour-long [...]

DATE: Mon, 21 Jul 2008
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21 July 2008: Sublime Nights: Dunwich Dynamo 16 and S24O with Grant Peterson

This year’s Dunwich Dynamo was perfect: a dry, moonlit night, a tail wind and a hot sunny morning on the beach. Around 500 people enjoyed the sixteenth edition of the classic British night ride that covers some 120 miles (190 kilometres) through north east London, Essex and Suffolk. But you don’t have to wait until [...]

DATE: Mon, 14 Jul 2008
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14 July 2008: Vive Le Tour // Civilised Streets

Celebrating Bastille Day and the first week of Le Tour De France plus a discussion of civilised streets with Louise Duggan, streets advisor at the UK’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). Just six days until this year’s Dunwich Dynamo…. Play on links below. Other file formats (e.g. Ogg Vorbis) over here.

DATE: Mon, 07 Jul 2008
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7 July 2008: 50 Quirky Bike Rides

A ride along the splendid London end of the Grand Union Canal with Rob Ainsley, London cyclist and author of 50 Quirky Bike Rides, a new book about weird and wonderful places to go on bicycles in England and Wales. We visit a canal that passes over a motorway and take advantage of a little [...]

DATE: Mon, 30 Jun 2008
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30 June 2008: London Lidos by Bicycle

A tour of London lidos by bicycle with Jason Cobb, a lido enthusiast, cyclist, photographer and author of Onion Bag Blog, a blog devoted to life in the Stockwell-Oval-Brixton triangle. Taking in Brockwell Lido, the ghost of Kennington Lido, the Serpentine Lido, the refurbished London Fields Lido and an unexpected audience with Brixton’s wheelbuilding legend [...]

DATE: Mon, 23 Jun 2008
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23 June 2008: London architecture by bike and a Rapha exclusive

Featuring an interview with Stephen Bayley, design editor of The Observer, about his guided cycle ride around the houses and homes of celebrated London artists and architects which kicks of a fantastic programme of bicycle tours as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Stephanie Laslett of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios explains why architects love [...]

DATE: Mon, 16 Jun 2008
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16 June 2008: From the Tropics to the Stones

DATE: Thu, 06 Mar 2008
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3 March 2008: Cycling Troubadours

DATE: Tue, 19 Feb 2008
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18 February 2008: Hanging with the Trixie Chix

Jack Thurston is away and in his place Amy Cooper presents a show devoted to the swashbuckling Trixie Chix, London’s female fixed wheel freestylers. Will Amy and her sit-up-and-beg town bike cut the mustard with the trackstanding, bike polo playing, long skidding, backwards circling Trixies? Find out… MP3 | Other file formats (e.g. Ogg Vorbis)

DATE: Mon, 11 Feb 2008
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11 February 2007: Love

In a special Valentine’s Day edition, sultry Southwark Cyclist Miss Alex Crawford explains why cycling is so good for flirting while love goddess Venus Kamura tells of the fifth annual Reclaim Love ‘happening’ on Saturday 16 February at the Eros Statue on Piccadilly Circus. Over the past few days, all across the bicycling world, there [...]

DATE: Mon, 04 Feb 2008
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4 February 2008: Reclaim the Street(maps)

Private companies and revenue-hungry government agencies have always had a stranglehold on the world’s best maps, until the arrival of Open Street Map, a volunteer-driven effort akin to Wikipedia for mapping and cartography. OSM offers endless customisation possibilities, is entirely open source and in many parts of the world is rivaling the best online and [...]

DATE: Mon, 28 Jan 2008
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28 January 2008: Transition Town Bicycling

Totnes in South Devon is where the rapidly growing ‘transition town’ movement all began. Transition towns are a response to the problem of resource depletion, peak oil and climate change and embrace the practical and more esoteric aspects of changing lifestyles and mindsets. Totnes and the surrounding countryside - like many rural areas - remain [...]

DATE: Mon, 21 Jan 2008
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21 January 2008: Hidden Treasure

Paul Wonnacott has been buying, repairing and selling on used bicycles in the English countryside for almost thirty years. In an extended interview he looks back at the changes he’s observed in the bicycle manufacturing industry (most of them bad) and grapples with a hoarder’s inner demon as he watches his huge stock literally pile [...]

DATE: Mon, 14 Jan 2008
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14 January 2008: Are cycling Waterloo sunsets under threat?

Southwark Council plans to ban cyclists from a key stretch of the Thames Path, which runs along the south bank of the Thames, alongside the Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre. Jack Thurston canvases the (mixed) opinions of passersby and rapidly discovers that no one has been consulted about this proposed new byelaw. Koy Thomson, [...]

DATE: Tue, 08 Jan 2008
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7 January 2008: New Year’s Resolutions

The closing of one year and start of another is the time where many of us resolve to turn over a new leaf, change our life or otherwise embark on a virtuous but most probably doomed attempt at self-improvement. London cyclist and underground bicycle advocate Amy Cooper joins Jack Thurston in the studio for a [...]

DATE: Tue, 18 Dec 2007
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17 December 2007: London Olympics 2012

Does the coming of Olympics in 2012 spell disaster for cycle sport in London or will it bring much needed regeneration of a neglected part of the city? A ride with Patrick Field around the perimeter fence of the construction site in north east London and an interview with Michael Humphreys, chair of the [...]

DATE: Tue, 11 Dec 2007
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10 December 2007: How to Win at Roller-Racing

Reigning Rollapaluza champion and two-time ‘Raphapaluza’ winner Simon Jackson gives his tips on how to win at the frenzied sport of static bike racing. Plus a preview of the upcoming ITV comedy-drama series Bike Squad (aka “The Bill on bikes”) with Robert Collins of the Daily Telegraph. Get down to the Bicycology film night on Thursday [...]

DATE: Tue, 04 Dec 2007
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3 December 2007: Fixed Fever

Over the past five years a craze for riding bicycles with only one gear and no freewheel has taken off, in New York, London, Sydney and cities all around the world. We take a long hard look at the merits and excesses of the scene. Featuring an extended interview with the mystery man behind the [...]

DATE: Tue, 27 Nov 2007
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26 November 2007: Christmas books special

A Christmas books special with guests George Theohari (author of the newly published Cyclist’€™s Companion), Guy Andrews (editor of Rouleur) and Graeme Fife (among the UK’s leading cycle writer whose memoirs were published this year). Includes readings from Tim Krabbé’s The Rider, Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men On The Bummel, Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman [...]

DATE: Wed, 21 Nov 2007
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19 November 2007: Tales of the summer

The Bike Show returns for its winter season with guest in the studio Buffalo Bill reporting on this year’s Cycle Messenger World Championship in Dublin and Kieron Yates on taking part in the epic and grueling 1200 kilometer non-stop race from Paris to Brest and back. Ogg Vorbis | 64Kbps MP3

DATE: Mon, 02 Jul 2007
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2 July 2007: The Lowdown on Cyclosportives

In conversation with Julian Bray, a journalist and rider with the Rapha Condor team. Julian came to competitive cycling after falling in love with the continental tradition of the cyclosportive: mass-participation road races of historic or cultural significance, such as the annual Etape du Tour and the Gran Fondo Campagnolo. We discuss the appeal of [...]

DATE: Tue, 26 Jun 2007
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25 June 2007: Flandrien

Preview of a new exhibition of stunning photographs by internationally acclaimed photojournalist Stefan Vanfleteren that capture the essence of Flemish cycle racing. Interviews with Vanfleteren and with British former world champion Tony Doyle and three times Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Museeuw aka ‘The Lion of Flanders’. Live music from the sensational Orchestre International du Vetex. If [...]

DATE: Tue, 19 Jun 2007
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18 June 2007: Style on two wheels

T’ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it. Andrea Casalotti of Velorution and Jean-Marie Orhan (Frenchman-about-town and founding member of the Tweed Cycling Club) offer sartorial advice to urban cyclists. Tribute is paid to the stylish riders of the golden era of professional bicycle racing, including a pilgrimage up Le Mont Ventoux [...]

DATE: Mon, 11 Jun 2007
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11 June 2007: ‘Slow Bicycling’ in Italy; on two wheels in Provence

The Bike Show this week has a distinctly Mediterranean and gastronomic feel. Kieron Yates reports from northern Italy, the world capital of the Slow Food movement, on a ’slow bicycle’ ride along the length of the River Po (for more on ABICI bikes, look here) Meanwhile, Jack Thurston is joined by William Greswell in the [...]

DATE: Wed, 30 May 2007
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28 May 2007: Graeme Fife’s life in cycling

This week features a ride in the hills of north Kent hills with writer, broadcaster and cyclist Graeme Fife. Graeme is the author of several of the best English language books about cycling and Le Tour de France. His new book has just been published. It’s a very personal memoir entitled The Beautiful Machine: A [...]

DATE: Tue, 22 May 2007
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21 May 2007: Poetry on a country ride with Martin Newell

The Bike Show returns to Essex and Martin Newell, writer, poet, musician and horticultural assassin, for another helping of Spoke N Word. This year’s programme features a new route from Wivenhoe to Bentley Green, reported to be the largest village green in England. We cross fields, pass through woodland and finish on a series of [...]

DATE: Tue, 15 May 2007
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14 May 2007: Road Peace // Floyd Landis

Returning for the summer season, The Bike Show turns to the trials of US cycling star Floyd Landis, whose sensational victory in the 2006 Tour de France was thrown into doubt after he failed a test for the banned drug testosterone. We also hear an extended talk on road danger in a global context by [...]

DATE: Tue, 01 May 2007
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1 May 2007: Podcast special: ‘Stannerd’ comes out for cycling

The Bike Show is officially off air at the moment, but I couldn’t resist a podcast-only edition to discuss the Evening Standard’s Damscene conversion to the way of the bicycle. For years, London’s leading daily newspaper has been in thrall to unreconstructed petrolheads, but this week the paper has come out for cycling with a [...]

DATE: Mon, 12 Mar 2007
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12 March 2007: The word from San Francisco and a singing bicycle prototype

We test out Andy Cox’s prototype singing bicycle, for use in the performance of Godfried Willem Raes’s Second Symphony. Down the line from San Francisco, Jon Winston fills us in on Bay Area cycle culture and his own Bikescape bicycling podcast. Come back soon for details of the London 2007 performance of the Symphony for [...]

DATE: Wed, 07 Mar 2007
SIZE: 28.8 MB
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5 March 2007: Green London?

A look at London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s ambition for London to be the greenest major city in the world. Host Jack Thurston and Erica Jobson of Futerra, the London-based sustainable development communications consultancy discuss the role of government and the part that individual lifestyle choices can play in reducing the emission of climate change [...]

DATE: Tue, 27 Feb 2007
SIZE: 26.9 MB
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26 February 2007: Calling All Bicycle Filmmakers!

Looking ahead to the 2007 Bicycle Film Festival, which has plans for screenings in 15 countries including a third year in London. In the studio is the BFF’s London coordinator Roxy Erickson. We discuss how to make a great bicycle film, even if you’re not an experienced filmmaker. We also tap our feet to the [...]

DATE: Wed, 14 Feb 2007
SIZE: 26.6 MB
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12 February 2007: More experimental bicycle music

Another thrilling dip into the world of experimental music involving bicycles. With guest in the studio Andy Cox, guitarist in The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals and Cribabi, who is known to play the occasional bicycle. We feature Frank Zappa’s first ever TV appearance (see below) - playing a bike! Plus music made by Sylvia Hallett, [...]

DATE: Thu, 08 Feb 2007
SIZE: 26.1 MB
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5 February 2007: Cyclosportives, bicycle podcasting and Budapest

In this week’s show we hear from Patrick Field about how to survive the grueling Paris-Brest-Paris: by riding a recumbent. Also a look at the blossoming world of bicycle radio and podcasting and a look ahead to the best in cyclosportives in 2007. Links: Bikescape podcast from San Francisco. Rapha’s ‘Culture Clash’ Roller Race at Shoreditch Town [...]

DATE: Fri, 02 Feb 2007
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29 January 2007: Going the Distance and the Physics of the Bicycle

First run in 1891 as a race designed to demonstrate the practicality of the bicycle, Paris Brest Paris has since become a four yearly event that attracts long distance cyclists from around the world. This year is a Paris Brest Paris year and Kieron Yates - this week standing in for Jack Thurston - talks [...]

DATE: Tue, 23 Jan 2007
SIZE: 26.4 MB
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22 January 2007: Looking forward to a great year for cycling

Could 2007 be the best year yet for cycling in London? In the studio with Guy Andrews, editor of Rouleur magazine and Barry Mason of Southwark Cyclists. We discuss the coming of Le Tour de France to London, the 15th Dunwich Dynamo and other group rides organized by Southwark Cyclists and ask whether London cycling [...]

DATE: Tue, 16 Jan 2007
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15 January 2007: Women bike messengers and a ride through a very long tunnel

Women bike messengers might cut a better figure on the roads than their grungy, bearded and tattooed male counterparts, but are the girls better at their jobs than the boys? The answer is yes, if a handful of London’s women bike messengers are to be believed. For details on the upcoming Roller Races, look here. We [...]

DATE: Tue, 09 Jan 2007
SIZE: 27.5 MB
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8 January 2007 - Doorstep Adventures with Patrick Field (part two)

In the second half of a ride with London cyclist Patrick Field, we cruise on the Woolwich Ferry, ride along the Thames Path through Greenwich before crossing in a tunnel under the Thames to the Isle of Dogs and from there onwards to old pumping station in Wapping converted into a arts space and cafe. Along [...]

DATE: Tue, 19 Dec 2006
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18 December 2006: Doorstep adventures with Patrick Field (Part one)

Riding with Patrick Field, legendary London cyclist, thinker and writer, on a leisurely route east from Hackney along the top of a giant Victorian sewerage outflow pipe towards the River Thames. We take in ancient trading routes, cross the River Lea and pass through land that will be home to the London Olympics in 2012. [...]

DATE: Fri, 15 Dec 2006
SIZE: 27.5 MB
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11 December 2006 - The Christmas edition

Back in the Resonance FM studio with Danish bike messenger elf Therese Bjorn to talk Christmas on bicycles. What to buy, what to do… and we take a look at the new London Scorcher bicycle from Velorution and Therese gives a thumbs up to Pac Designs messenger bags. MP3 Download Ogg Vorbis Download

DATE: Mon, 04 Dec 2006
SIZE: 26.0 MB
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4 December 2006: Sur le pavé in Brussels

In the Belgian capital of Brussels, road-testing Cyclocity, a new concept in bicycle hire – sturdy bikes you can pick up and leave in different places around the city that cost just one euro an hour. Jack Thurston and William Greswell are soon distracted by EU monumentalist architecture, horse meat steaks and a winter wonderland [...]

DATE: Mon, 27 Nov 2006
SIZE: 26.3 MB
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27 November 2006: Berlin special

A special edition from the German capital city and well-known haven for cyclists. Riding with Berlin blogger Maisie Hitchcock, we discuss the changing face of Berlin, the legacy of the Cold War and the achingly hip Berlin music scene, all the while finding out what a great place this is to ride a bike. MP3 Download Ogg [...]

DATE: Mon, 20 Nov 2006
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20 November 2006: Experimental music and the bicycle

It’s cold outside, so stay at home and turn your bicycle into a musical instrument! Featuring performances by Stephen Schweitzer’s Bikelophone (pictured left), electro-acoustic composer David Berezan and the Tea and Toast Band. And we set a new challenge for London’s musical cyclists in 2007, the year that the Tour de France comes to our [...]

DATE: Tue, 14 Nov 2006
SIZE: 27.1 MB
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13 November 2006: On a Bickerton in China, the Sideways Bike and cycling with disabilities

This week’s studio guest is none other than David Thurston, my very own dad. A London cyclist since the 1970s when he lost his driving license, he explored China in the early 1980s on a Bickerton folder and is now discovering that with Parkinson’s Disease, cycling is more fun than walking. Also featuring an interview with [...]

DATE: Tue, 07 Nov 2006
SIZE: 26.9 MB
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6 November 2006: Edinburgh by train, low carbon travel

It makes perfect sense to travel to Ediburgh with a bicycle overnight on the sleeper train. Once there, I find out what it’s like on two wheels in Scotland’s capital city - watch those cobblestones! Also chatting with Ed Gillespie, who’s about to embark on a round-the-world odyssey of slow travel / low carbon travel: [...]

DATE: Tue, 24 Oct 2006
SIZE: 27.2 MB
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23 October 2006: At Cycle 2006 - Eddy Merckx and a hunt for gadgets

Jack Thurston and Jo Upton in search of the best bicycle gadget at Cycle 2006, the UK’s biggest cycling exhibition and trade fair. Glow in the dark pedals, GPS tools, bike storage, heart rate monitors and lights galore. We are also granted an exclusive audience with the legendary champion of all cycling champions, Eddy Merckx. Eddy [...]

DATE: Mon, 09 Oct 2006
SIZE: 27.4 MB
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9 October 2006 - Mississippi Tales (part two)

Second half of Kieron Yates’s ride down the Mississippi. He crosses the Mason-Dixon line and enters the realm of the South. On the way he encounters juke joints, folk art, learns about the role of bicycles in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and has an fascinating encounter with The Voice. MP3 DOWNLOAD Ogg Vorbis DOWNLOAD

DATE: Tue, 03 Oct 2006
SIZE: 28.3 MB
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2 October 2006 - Mississippi Tales (part one)

This week’s show is the story of a long, long ride from Fargo, North Dakota to New Orleans, Louisiana following the Mississippi River. Kieron Yates made this journey over the summer just passed, on a fixed wheel bike with just a saddlebag for all his worldly possessions. Safely back home, he joins me in in [...]

DATE: Tue, 01 Aug 2006
SIZE: 27.6 MB
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31 July 2006: The folding miracle: inside the Brompton factory

In this last show of the current season we’re getting technical, with a visit to the Brompton factory. Bromptons are the best all round folding bicycles in the world and the invention of Andrew Ritchie, who started making them in his flat more than 25 years ago. They are still made in west London - [...]

DATE: Mon, 24 Jul 2006
SIZE: 27.5 MB
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24 July 2006: Remembering Major Taylor - the fastest man on the planet

In this week’s show we remember ‘Major’ Marshall Taylor, a world champion cyclist from the 1890s and the first black American sports superstar. Kieron Yates talks about Major Taylor’s life with Lynne Tolman of the Major Taylor Association. We also ride the 2006 Etape Du Tour with Alex Murray. MP3 Download Ogg Vorbis Download MP3 Stream (lo fi)

DATE: Mon, 17 Jul 2006
SIZE: 26.8 MB
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17 July 2006: Le Tour down le pub

This week’s show is a Tour De France special recorded at the Charles Lamb pub in north London. The Charles Lamb is one of the few places in London that is showing Le Tour this year. I am joined by Therese Bjorn, a former European Bicycle Messenger Champion and Matt Seaton, cycling correspondent at The [...]

DATE: Tue, 11 Jul 2006
SIZE: 27.6 MB
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10 July 2006: The Hour Record with Michael Hutchinson

This week the Bike Show is in the presence of time trial greatness and (almost) sporting immortality. Michael Hutchinson has just written a book about his recent attempt to enter the pantheon of cycling legend by breaking the record for how far you can ride in an hour. The Hour: Sporting Immortality the Hard Way [...]

DATE: Fri, 07 Jul 2006
SIZE: 27.6 MB
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3 July 2006: Creativity, design and the bicycle

Riding with London-based desiger and artist Julia Lohmann. We begin at the Velorution bike shop in the West End, where Julia’s giant backlit illustration of animal-bicycle metamophosis is on display. We ride down through the park via the Serpentine Gallery to her studio in Fulham and then south over Wandsworth Bridge and via Wandsworth Prison [...]

DATE: Tue, 27 Jun 2006
SIZE: 27.5 MB
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26 June 2006: Extreme Cycling

This week’s show has an extreme flavour. Kieron Yates visits Sheldon Brown for advice on fixed gear touring and Alex Murray tells us about his preparations for taking on this year’s Etape Du Tour. Plus Dominic Gabellini on the new Rapha-Condor cycle racing team and a 43 inch bunnyhop by Rich Johnson, Britain’s leading trick/stunt [...]

DATE: Tue, 20 Jun 2006
SIZE: 26.5 MB
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19 June 2006: It’s Bike Week!

This year’s Bike Week coincides with the London Architecture Biennale, which has got a lot of cyclists thinking about architecture and a lot of architects thinking about cycling. At the launch of the Reinventing The Bike Shed exhibition, I speak with organisers Adam Thorpe of Bikeoff and Stephanie Laslett of Feilden Clegg Bradley and Associates [...]

DATE: Mon, 19 Jun 2006
SIZE: 27.0 MB
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12 June 2006: A ride in the Royal Parks

London’s eight Royal Parks stretch from Greenwich in the east to Richmond in the west and make London one of the greenest big cities in Europe. Between them, the parks’ 5500 acres of land are the lungs of the capital. But they have remarkably few paths where cycling is allowed. Mark Camley has been Chief Executive [...]

DATE: Mon, 24 Apr 2006
SIZE: 27.5 MB
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24 April 2006 - Martin Newell and Spoke N Word in Essex

In the last of the current season of the Bike Show, Kieron Yates rides around Essex with poet, musician and horticultural assassin Martin Newell, as part of the Spoke N Word project. MP3 DOWNLOAD OGG VORBIS DOWNLOAD

DATE: Tue, 18 Apr 2006
SIZE: 27.2 MB
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17 April 2006: Cycling in New York City (part two)

As he crosses the Hudson River into Brooklyn, things take a turn for the weird on Jack Thurston’s bicycle adventure in New York City. A visit to the drummers’ circle in Prospect Park, a one man bicycle soul machine and sociological analysis of ‘hipsters’ in Williamsburg. MP3 Ogg Vorbis MP3 (64kb)

DATE: Tue, 11 Apr 2006
SIZE: 26.1 MB
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10 April 2006: Cycling in New York City (part one)

In the first of two shows devoted to cycling in the NYC, Jack Thurston takes to the streets of Manhattan on a sunny spring Sunday and meets cyclists and assorted Gotham oddballs. MP3 DOWNLOAD OGG VORBIS DOWNLOAD

DATE: Tue, 04 Apr 2006
SIZE: 26.7 MB
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3 April 2006: Standing up for Cycling; Tall Bikes

Barry Mason of Southwark Cyclists is on hand this week to demolish all those annoying arguments used against cyclists by angry petrol-heads. Plus we witness the beginning of a 4,600 mile ride around Britain on tall bikes. MP3 DOWNLOAD OGG VORBIS DOWNLOAD

DATE: Thu, 30 Mar 2006
SIZE: 23.6 MB
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27 March 2006: Bicycle recycling

Owing to a technical meltdown at Resonance fm HQ, we have no archived version of Monday’s show on the Waltham Forest Bicycle Recycling Project. In it’s place we have a special podcast-only version of the show recorded at the Scooterworks cafe in Waterloo. Also features the Re-cycle project that takes old bikes to Africa. Presented [...]

DATE: Tue, 28 Mar 2006
SIZE: 23.5 MB
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20 March 2006: Deadley Treadleys live session

This week’s show features a long-awaited live session by London’s best bike messenger band, the Deadley Treadleys. MP3 DOWNLOAD

DATE: Thu, 16 Mar 2006
SIZE: 27.2 MB
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13 March 2006: Bike Show Jukebox Jury - part two

Second half of the Bike Show’s ‘Jukebox Jury’. Cabaret star Sarah-Louise Young joins Alex Crawford and Jack Thurston in casting a critical ear at another cluch of bicycle-themed songs. Find out which come out top and which are the howlers… MP3

DATE: Thu, 16 Mar 2006
SIZE: 27.3 MB
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6 March 2006: Bike Show Jukebox Jury - part one

Part one of the Bike Show’s ‘Jukebox Jury’, with cabaret star Sarah-Louise Young and Alex Crawford joining Jack Thurston to listen to a selection of bike-related songs. Which are hits and which are misses? MP3

DATE: Wed, 01 Mar 2006
SIZE: 28.0 MB
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27 February 2006 - Bicycles on trains

In this week’s show we discuss the growing problems cyclists are experiencing in putting bikes on trains. In the studio is Dave Holladay of the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) which is running a campaign to improve cycle-rail integration. We also catch up with Tom Kevill-Davies aka The Hungry Cyclist on his epic ride around the [...]

DATE: Tue, 21 Feb 2006
SIZE: 25.7 MB
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20 February 2006 show: Cycling in the media

In this week’s show we look at cycling and the media. Do newspapers, TV and radio do justice to cyclists? Does it matter? As more and more people get on two wheels, is media coverage of cycling changing at all? Featuring comment from Buffalo Bill who runs the Moving Target zine and Matt Seaton who [...]

DATE: Fri, 17 Feb 2006
SIZE: 26.5 MB
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13 February 2006: Tour De France in London in 2007!

The Bike Show returns after a winter break to the news that the Grand Depart of the 2007 Tour De France will be in London!! Featuring the formal presentation by ASO’s Jean-Marie Leblanc and a press conference by London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Also in the show is Kieron Yates’s impressionistic and thoughtful account of a winter [...]

DATE: Thu, 24 Nov 2005
SIZE: 26.9 MB
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21 November 2005 Show: Sheldon Brown

Featuring the mighty Sheldon Brown on the marvels of classic English 3-speed bicycles. Sheldon Brown is the technical guru at Harris Cyclery and owns one of the world’s greatest collections of weird and wonderful bikes, including a bizarre fixed gear tandem, a bike that allows its rider to choose between drop and straight handlebars whilst [...]

DATE: Thu, 27 Oct 2005
SIZE: 27.4 MB
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24 October 2005 Show: John Peel memorial ride and the Bicycle Film Festival

Kieron Yates joins Southwark Cyclists for the inaugural John Peel Memorial Ride in homage to the great British broadcaster and champion of the underdog. Jack rides with Brendt Barbur, founding director of the Bicycle Film Festival on the day after the festival took London by storm. MP3

DATE: Wed, 21 Sep 2005
SIZE: 33.0 MB
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(Archive) 13 December 2004: The Dunwich Dynamo

Dunwich Dynamo night ride special. Four hundred plus people ride 120 miles to the Suffolk Coast, through the night, under the full moon. MP3

DATE: Mon, 05 Sep 2005
SIZE: 27.9 MB
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22 August 2005 Show - a countryside trip

A ride on the Kent-Sussex border with my old school friend, writer and wilderness guru Daniel Start. We evoke the Edwardian spirit of genteel cycle touring and our ride takes in a ruined castle, ancient woodland, a dangerous cliff excursion, an encounter with a barn owl and a visit to a man buried in a [...]

DATE: Thu, 11 Aug 2005
SIZE: 27.0 MB
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16 May Show: Riding with Buffalo Bill

Today’s show features the first part of a two-part interview/ride with ‘Buffalo’ Bill Chidley, Chair of the London Bicycle Messengers Association. The LBMA works for London’s 400-500 bicycle messengers (also known as couriers) and has run a prominent campaign to reduce the risks to cyclists posed by Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Bill and I visit [...]

DATE: Thu, 11 Aug 2005
SIZE: 26.9 MB
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4 April 2005: Rosie Walford

This week’s show features Rosie Walford, psychologist and founder of The Big Stretch explaining how cycling helps improve your powers of creative thinking by moving your brain into an alpha state. We take a ride around Islington and the City of London. MP3 Track List: Cars - Desperate Bicycles First Love Never Dies - The Cascades Natural Harmony - The [...]

DATE: Mon, 08 Aug 2005
SIZE: 33.9 MB
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(Archive) 24 January 2005 - Jeremy Deller

Riding with Jeremy Deller, London-based artist and recent winner of the Turner Prize, who dedicated his win to ‘all London cyclists’. MP3 Track list: Voodoo Ray - Williams Fairey Brass Band It’s Turned Out Nice Again - George Formby Our Paths Will Cross Again - Jeremy Deller, feat. William Whitmore and Jennie Olsen Hanged I Shall Be - Albion Country Band This [...]

DATE: Sat, 06 Aug 2005
SIZE: 32.8 MB
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27 December 2004: Mark Ellen

Riding across London with Mark Ellen, bon rouleur and editor of Word Magazine. Mark is the founder of Q Magazine, a former presenter of the Old Grey Whistle Test and the bassist in Tony Blair’s college band Ugly Rumours.

DATE: Fri, 05 Aug 2005
SIZE: 34.3 MB
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10 January 2005: Kraftwerk and Cycling

Discussing German electro-pop pioneers Kraftwerk and their love of the bicycle. With Kraftwerk aficionados Maisie Hitchcock and Chris Bloor. MP3 format and Real Audio. Read Jack Thurston’s feature on Kraftwerk and cycling first published in Rouleur magazine.

DATE: Tue, 24 May 2005
SIZE: 27.2 MB
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23 May Show: Buffalo Bill // Giro D’Italia

Today’s show is a Giro D’Italia special, recorded from Bar Italia in Soho. Also featuring the second half of my ride with Buffalo Bill Chidley, chair of the London Bicycle Messengers Association. Music: Adriatica - Calicanto Hung Up - Salt Dwyck - Gangstarr featuring Nice and Smooth Bartali - Paolo Conte

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