Archive | February, 2012
Courtesy of Send and Ripley History Society

Friends Ride: 15 September 2012 – To Ripley (and back?)

Ripley is a beautiful village in Surrey that has a special place in the history of British cycling. The Ripley Road was a popular course for bicycle rides in the late 19th century and the Anchor Inn at Ripley was the favoured haunt of early wheelmen. Read all about it in Carlton Reid’s feature-length article […]

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Raphaël Krafft: reportage on two wheels

is a radio journalist working for the French national broadcaster who for the past ten years has been finding his stories by bicycle. Krafft’s two wheeled reportage has taken him around Latin America, the Middle East, the French West Indies and on several occasions his own country, which he has toured during presidential election years, to find out what France really thinks. Kieron Yates visited Raphaël Krafft in Paris for this extended profile, which features audio material from his radio broadcasts.

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ResonanceFM,-London

Resonance FM fundraiser – please give generously

Resonance FM, the London community radio station that is home to The Bike Show, needs listener donations if it is to carry on providing the kind of radio that you cannot find anywhere else. All the programme-makers on Resonance FM, and all the studio engineers, give our time for free. There are just three and […]

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The St Gotthard Pass

Across Europe by Bike

Andrew Sykes tells of his six week summer journey from his home in Reading to the southern tip of Puglia, in Italy, along the Eurovelo 5 long-distance cycle route, and reads from Good Vibrations, the book he’s written about the trip. Jen and Jack talk about the horror of the Waterloo bridge roundabout and the Mayor’s plans to remake it (again). Finally, a tribute to Henry Warwick, a veteran London bicycle messenger who was killed in a crash with a coach while working earlier this month.

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Make our Junction Safer

Londoners On Bikes…with Votes!

In the studio with Stephen Taylor and Katherine Hibbert of Londoners On Bikes a new group of London cyclists who want to put cycling front and centre in the London Mayoral elections this May. Plus we hear about Ellie Carey, the 22 year old woman who was the 16th person to be killed while riding a bike on the streets of London last year. Her father talks about his family’s loss. Jen Kerrison reports from the latest Bikes Alive protest – spiky or fluffy?

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"Super Highway"

Super Highway

Poster by kaputniq, Creative Commons license

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