Thanks!!

Thanks to all those Bike Show listeners who’ve donated to the Save Resonance fund. The ten free copies of Rouleur Magazine have now all been claimed by John Paul, Denis, Henning, Wesley, Julian, Marc, Mark, Grant, Matt, Jesse and Tom. Copies will be on their way as soon as we have confirmed your postal addresses.

But we still need your donations, so even if there’s not a lovely copy of Rouleur up for grabs, all donations are very much appreciated.

Jack

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 will continue to boom. We also preview the Rapha Roller Race on 10 February with Therese Bjorn.

The first ten Bike Show listeners to donate to Resonance fm’s survival fund will receive a free copy of the current edition of Rouleur magazine – newstand price £9 ($18). You can donate via Paypal or Credit Card and make sure to leave a note saying that you’d like a copy of Rouleur and give your postal address.

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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 also have Hugo Gladstone riding with the Stourbridge Bicycle Users Group on a ‘suburban secrets’ adventure that takes in the 2.3 km Netherton canal tunnel. Wooohh!! Echoooohh!!

And if you want to help the Bike Show and all Resonance fm’s unique broadcasting stay on the air…. don’t delay!

You can donate to our emergency fund quickly and painlessly here. Remember, all the programme-makers and engineers on Resonance are unpaid. We need to raise £60,000 now to pay for basic things like renting our studio (a damp and airless cave) and powering our antenna (a rusty coathanger tied to the top of a hospital). It’s not rocket science but without donations from listeners, it will all come to an end very soon.

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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 the way we discuss the revolutionary era of the bicycle, humanity and the march of progress and the challenges of global and local environmental imperatives. Heavy stuff, which might explain why Patrick suffers the Bike Show’s first ever live on air puncture.

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The Bike Show’s Kieron Yates on BBC Radio 4’s Excess Baggage

Today’s Excess Baggage on BBC Radio 4 features reportage by Kieron Yates, the Bike Show’s very own intrepid stateside adventurer and long distance audax freak.

His epic ride down the Mississippi from North Dakota all the way to New Orleans caught the eye of the BBC’s Saturday morning travel show (or should that be ear?).

Click here to listen again to Excess Baggage. Fortunately today’s episode is presented by the charming John McCarthy and not the unbearably irritating regular host Sandi Toksvig.

If you’re interested in hearing the full story of Kieron’s fixed wheel American adventure as broadcast a few months ago on The Bike Show, here are the links:

Part one

Part two