Archive | July, 2007

Le Tour in London

As the Tour de France comes to Britain for the first time ever, what can three books tell us about the meaning of the world’s most demanding athletic contest? First published in Prospect Magazine, July 2007. The Beautiful Machine: A Life In Cycling from Tour De France to Cinder Hill by Graeme Fife (Mainstream, £16.99) […]

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Off air for a while…

Resonance FM is moving to new and better studios! This is great news, but it means the station is suspending all live broadcasts until the move is complete (sometime in August). Instead it will be broadcasting repeats from the past five years of art radio. The Bike Show will return in due course, later in […]

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tour de france party

Bike Show / Scooterworks Tour De France party: 6-7 July

Join us for Tour de France festivities in sunny Waterloo on Friday and Saturday of Le Grand Départ in London. The Bike Show is teaming up with Scooterworks for a two-day bonanza of bicycles, music and fun.

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Godfried-Willem Raes

The Bike Show presents the British premier of Raes’s Symphony for Singing Bicycles

Have you ever dreamt of playing in a symphony? Have you heard of the early-20th-century-futurists favoring the street over the canvas or the stage? Maybe Godfried-Willem Raes’s 2nd Symphony could be your chance. And, it isn’t even very difficult: join the symphony with your bicycle. We carefully prepare and tune your instrument; you and bicycle […]

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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 […]

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