Riding with London-based desiger and artist Julia Lohmann. We begin at the Velorution bike shop in the West End, where Julia’s giant backlit illustration of animal-bicycle metamophosis is on display. We ride down through the park via the Serpentine Gallery to her studio in Fulham and then south over Wandsworth Bridge and via Wandsworth Prison […]
This year’s Bike Week coincides with the London Architecture Biennale, which has got a lot of cyclists thinking about architecture and a lot of architects thinking about cycling. At the launch of the Reinventing The Bike Shed exhibition, I speak with organisers Adam Thorpe of Bikeoff and Stephanie Laslett of Feilden Clegg Bradley and Associates […]
On this week’s show Kieron Yates investigates the City of London Police’s recent crackdown on ‘deviant cyclists’ and asks John Knight of the London Bicycle Messengers’ Association for his reaction. We also preview the Pushbike Architecture Treasure Hunt by speaking with its organisers Miranda and Alex. MP3
Radio premier of ‘Onset’, a sound art work by Olias Nil in which he rings around 500 bicycle bells, one by one, over three days on the streets of Amsterdam. MP3
Guest is David Ferry, photo-montage artist and serious road biker. Talking about escaping seaside town drudgery by cycling into the hills. MP3
How Germany’s pioneers of electropop fell in love with the bicycle. First published in Rouleur magazine, August 2005. Mensch / Natur / Technik. In three words are distilled the ethos of one of the most innovative and influential pop groups of all time. Kraftwerk’s pursuit of harmony between man, nature and technology also explains a […]
Riding with Jeremy Deller, London-based artist and recent winner of the Turner Prize, who dedicated his win to ‘all London cyclists’.