London to Bristol

The Bike Show is a London show, broadcast on Resonance FM, a London station. And despite the exhortations of the show’s worldwide podcast audience, we mostly cover things that are going on in this fair city. However, it has recently come to my attention that the UK’s numero uno cycling city is reputed not to be the nation’s capital, but its smaller west country cousin, Bristol. And believe it or not, I have never actually set foot in Bristol (its two railway stations excepted). So I thought it was about time I did pay a visit to find out about some of the bikey things going down in B-Town, as I have been told it is known to the cognoscenti.

So, I’ll be cycling from London to Bristol on the long weekend of the 29-31 May 2009. And I’d like to extend an invitation to all Bike Show listeners who live anywhere in between to join me for a segment and show me a few things of local interest. As it stands, the route is going to take in Stoke Poges (in search of a notable historical artifact), a night near the bare mountain of Silbury Hill, and a roll along the the byways of North Wiltshire, where I look forward to being guided by the Highway Cycling Group. That leaves quite a few gaps to be filled.

If you’d like to show me your patch, then please get in touch via email: bikeshow at resonancefm dot com.

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).

Photo credit: Garmin Slipstream

Play on links below. Other file formats (e.g. Ogg Vorbis) over here.

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 Repair Company.

Please note that this special episode was broadcast on 1 April and is what is known, in France, as Un Poisson D’Avril.