Rob Penn on Looking for the Perfect Bike

Cyclist, journalist and author Rob Penn travelled the world to put together his perfect bicycle. We talk about how his journey of discovery sheds light on the history of the bicycle and the contribution of bicycle technology to modern life. Rob is speaking at the Hay Literary Festival on 3rd June and is organising a ride there from Cardigan Bay on the west coast of Wales. All are welcome to join.

You can buy his book, It’s All About The Bike from Amazon on the link, below. Any purchases made after following this link will contribute a few pennies to Resonance FM, London’s non-profit community arts radio station.

A Green Mayor? On the Campaign Trail with Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones is a member of the London Assembly and is standing as the Green Party’s candidate in the 2012 London Mayoral elections. We ride from her home in Walworth/Peckham borders to City Hall and discuss cycling, liveable cities and the future of the Green Party.

The Life and Times of the Cycling Jersey

The summer season kicks of with an entertaining and borderline nerdy discussion of the past, present and future of the cycling jersey. From Bianchi’s 1950s classic celeste blue to Mapei pushed the dye sublimation process to its limits and divided fans in equal measure. We take the story as far as today’s trend for any colour as long as its black, and look to the sci-fi future of interactive jersey materials. 

Richard Mitchelson's homage to the Tour de France, by Milltag

In the studio are three cyclists and jersey aficionados: Luke Scheybeler, designer and a founder of clothing company Rapha, Richard Mitchelson, illustrator, animator and Milltag designer (pictured above) and cycling photographer Camille McMillan, co-author of Le Métier

Richard Mitchelson is also the designer of the excellent new Bike Show banner and iTunes logo. Hope you like it. We do!