13 February 2006: Tour De France in London in 2007!

The Bike Show returns after a winter break to the news that the Grand Depart of the 2007 Tour De France will be in London!!

Featuring the formal presentation by ASO’s Jean-Marie Leblanc and a press conference by London Mayor Ken Livingstone.

Also in the show is Kieron Yates’s impressionistic and thoughtful account of a winter brevet ride over the hills of the Chilterns in southern England.

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21 November 2005 Show: Sheldon Brown

Featuring the mighty Sheldon Brown on the marvels of classic English 3-speed bicycles. Sheldon Brown is the technical guru at Harris Cyclery and owns one of the world’s greatest collections of weird and wonderful bikes, including a bizarre fixed gear tandem, a bike that allows its rider to choose between drop and straight handlebars whilst riding and a roadster dating from 1916. Also in the show is Astrid Van Herpen of Pro Velo in Brussels talking about cycling in the Belgian capital.

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24 October 2005 Show: John Peel memorial ride and the Bicycle Film Festival

Kieron Yates joins Southwark Cyclists for the inaugural John Peel Memorial Ride in homage to the great British broadcaster and champion of the underdog. Jack rides with Brendt Barbur, founding director of the Bicycle Film Festival on the day after the festival took London by storm.

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22 August 2005 Show – a countryside trip

A ride on the Kent-Sussex border with my old school friend, writer and wilderness guru Daniel Start. We evoke the Edwardian spirit of genteel cycle touring and our ride takes in a ruined castle, ancient woodland, a dangerous cliff excursion, an encounter with a barn owl and a visit to a man buried in a pyramid.