16 May Show: Riding with Buffalo Bill

Today’s show features the first part of a two-part interview/ride with ‘Buffalo’ Bill Chidley, Chair of the London Bicycle Messengers Association. The LBMA works for London’s 400-500 bicycle messengers (also known as couriers) and has run a prominent campaign to reduce the risks to cyclists posed by Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Bill and I visit three of the seven sites where London bicycle messengers have been killed while at work.

In the studio are Jesse and Regan from the World Naked Bike Ride. The London ride will be on 11 June 2005, 3pm at Hyde Park Corner. The organisers have received approval from the Metropolitan Police so no arrests will be made for nudity. They hope this will result in an even better turnout than the 60+ of 2004. The idea is to go ‘as bare as you dare’.


Cars – The Desperate Bicycles
I Lost The Feeling – The Bellrays
Stock Exchange – Miss Kittin featuring The Hacker
Did You Hear What They Said? – Gil Scott Heron
Banana Split – Lio


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