Archive | February, 2008
Velib

25 February 2008: Will Vélib work in London?

Kieron Yates and Matt Tempest report from Paris on the Vélib bike hire system that has brough 20,000 bicycles to the streets and transformed the French capital overnight into a cycling metropolis. Can it work in London? MP3 | Other file formats (e.g. Ogg Vorbis) Photo by Deep Blue

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Trixie Chix

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)

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La troisieme roue

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 […]

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Pay tribute to the mighty Sheldon Brown

Earlier this evening I learned with great sadness that Sheldon Brown, the mighty, generous and wonderfully eccentric cyclist and repository of so much bicycle knowledge, has died. On behalf of everyone who helps to make The Bike Show, I extend our deepest sympathies to Sheldon’s family and friends. Despite being a regular visitor to his […]

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Open Street Map v London Cycle Network

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 […]

Read more · Comments { 2 } · England, London, Podcast, Rolling interview, Science, Sport, Touring