26 January 2009: Cycling the Northumberland Coast

Riding the Northumberland coast from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Newcastle-upon-Tyne with Daniel Start, author of the best-selling Wild Swimming, a guide to natural swimming spots in Britain. Wild Swimming Coast (the salt-water version) will be published in the late spring. To enter the competition to win a signed copy, send an email detailing your favourite wild swimming spot to bikeshow@resonancefm.com.

Andrew Stevenson’s account of his Ed Ruscha-inspired 12 Bakeries ride from London to Paris is available to download (PDF).

Some excellent photographs of the LFGSS’s Tweed Run available here and here. For more information about the Tweed Cycling Club, there is a website.

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  • http://highwaycyclinggroup.wordpress.com David Evans

    Great first show of the season. The Wild Swimming feature reminded me that the late Roger Deakin, author of Waterlog (about wild swimming) was a keen cyclist.

    He writes “It is the reason why walking, cycling and swimming will always be subversive activities. They allow us to regain a sense of what is old and wild in these islands, by getting off the beaten track and breaking free of the official version of things.”

    Looking forward to next week’s show.

  • marc

    Thanks Jack. Another great show. I’ll be forwarding my yearly subscription the moment I find my credit card.

  • Jeff Northcott

    Great to hear the Bike Show again. Enjoyed the photos too!
    Jeff
    New Zealand

  • Mark

    Great show & great to have the BIke Show back.

    Is there any chance of listing the music credits in the blog entry for each episode? I listen on my iPod while out walking, love the music but forget the details by the time I get back. Of course I could listen all over again, but time is short and would be great just to be able pop over here to check it out.

  • http://www.rubywright.wordpress.com Ruby

    Great, great great to have you back on my ipod!