7 July 2008: 50 Quirky Bike Rides

A ride along the splendid London end of the Grand Union Canal with Rob Ainsley, London cyclist and author of 50 Quirky Bike Rides, a new book about weird and wonderful places to go on bicycles in England and Wales. We visit a canal that passes over a motorway and take advantage of a little known rule that allows bicycles on certain parts of the London tube network.

This week’s show was broadcast from the excellent Southwark Lido (pictured below – more pics here). Get there while it’s still open.

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

5 Responses to 7 July 2008: 50 Quirky Bike Rides

  1. Gabriela March 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    A movie actor once said that for a nation to move forward, the people should ride bicycles, and I guess he is right all along.

  2. Phillip Arredondo March 23, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    That’s quite a good movie. As I know the Netherlands ride bikes for a long period of time and not only it. It is really a good way to keep fit.

  3. Shaun T May 28, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Very well put Gabriela, and here I was thinking I was crazy for biking all of the time haha.

  4. Jane Forrington October 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    I have always loved biking but for the last couple of years the increase in high speed traffic scares me. How ca I find some bike friendly roads.


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