Archive | February, 2011

End of Season: The Best Bits, 2008-2010

The final show of the winter season is a pleasurable romp through some of the best bits of the last three years of bicycle broadcasting. Featuring, in no particular order: Alistair Humphreys, Mark Miodownik, Cynthia Barlow, Klaus Bondam, Daniel Start, Rob Ainsley, Alex Moulton, Paul Staines (Guido Fawkes), Val Shawcross AM, Leslie Wacker, David Evans, […]

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Cycling Questions & Answers to the Mayor of London: January 2011

Another batch, thanks to Ian Wingrove in the office of Jenny Jones, Green Party London Assembly Member and 2012 Mayoral Candidate.

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Shame and Scandal in Professional Cycling

Crusading, anti-doping sports journalist Lionel Birnie of Cycling Weekly gives his views on the latest revelations about professional cycling. You can read the 30,000-word transcript of Paul Kimmage’s interview with Floyd Landis at the NY Velocity blog. Mr NikBagTV presents the Lance Armstrong defence over on YouTube. Plus an appeal to listeners in the European […]

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No bicycle helmet law here, please

We’re free to wear whatever we please while riding a bike. But to those who might be considering a compulsory helmet law, like that in Australia or the law that looks as though it may be adopted in Northern Ireland, think again.

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Digging through London cycle hire data

Transport for London has released detailed usage data on the first five months of London’s new Cycle Hire Scheme, known as ‘Borisbikes’ after the London Mayor Boris Johnson who has presided over a glitch-plagued launch that began last July opening to pre-registered users. In December the system was opened to ‘walk up’ users.

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Up the ‘Uts: The Slow Death (and Rebirth?) of the British Cycling Club

Kieron Yates‘s documentary feature on the countryside huts of the 32nd Association of North London cycle clubs sparks a discussion on the demise of the traditional cycling club and the possibilities for renaissance. With Nigel Wood, Chairman of the Dulwich Paragon club, who tells the story of how this 75 year old south London club’s […]

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