Archive | May, 2007

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 […]

Read more · Comments { 3 } · Literature, Podcast, Rolling interview, Sport, Tour de France, Touring
Spoke N Word

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 […]

Read more · Comments { 3 } · Bicycle music, Literature, Podcast, Touring

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 […]

Read more · Comments { 1 } · Bicycle music, Podcast, Politics, Road danger, Tour de France, United States

Bike Show back on air on 14 May

After a refreshing break, the Bike Show will soon be taking back the airwaves. The new season starts on Monday 14 May at the usual time of 6.30pm: just after the Artrocker boys & girls have extracted their final sweat-splattered disc from the player before emerging, unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed, into the summer evening […]

Read more · Comments { 6 } · Uncategorized

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 […]

Read more · Comments { 10 } · Bicycle messengers, London, Podcast, Politics, Road danger