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14 May 2007: Road Peace // Floyd Landis

Returning for the summer season, The Bike Show turns to the trials of US cycling star Floyd Landis, whose sensational victory in the 2006 Tour de France was thrown into doubt after he failed a test for the banned drug testosterone. We also hear an extended talk on road danger in a global context by […]

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12 March 2007: The word from San Francisco and a singing bicycle prototype

We test out Andy Cox’s prototype singing bicycle, for use in the performance of Godfried Willem Raes’s Second Symphony. Down the line from San Francisco, Jon Winston fills us in on Bay Area cycle culture and his own Bikescape bicycling podcast. This is the last in the current season of the Bike Show. Thanks to […]

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12 February 2007: More experimental bicycle music

Another thrilling dip into the world of experimental music involving bicycles. With guest in the studio Andy Cox, guitarist in The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals and Cribabi, who is known to play the occasional bicycle. We feature Frank Zappa’s first ever TV appearance (see below) – playing a bike! Plus music made by Sylvia Hallett, […]

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20 November 2006: Experimental music and the bicycle

It’s cold outside, so stay at home and turn your bicycle into a musical instrument! Featuring performances by Stephen Schweitzer’s Bikelophone (pictured left), electro-acoustic composer David Berezan and the Tea and Toast Band. And we set a new challenge for London’s musical cyclists in 2007, the year that the Tour de France comes to our […]

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20 March 2006: Deadley Treadleys live session

This week’s show features a long-awaited live session by London’s best bike messenger band, the Deadley Treadleys. MP3 DOWNLOAD

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13 March 2006: Bike Show Jukebox Jury – part two

Second half of the Bike Show’s ‘Jukebox Jury’. Cabaret star Sarah-Louise Young joins Alex Crawford and Jack Thurston in casting a critical ear at another cluch of bicycle-themed songs. Find out which come out top and which are the howlers… MP3

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6 March 2006: Bike Show Jukebox Jury – part one

Part one of the Bike Show’s ‘Jukebox Jury’, with cabaret star Sarah-Louise Young and Alex Crawford joining Jack Thurston to listen to a selection of bike-related songs. Which are hits and which are misses? MP3

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