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Trixie Chix

18 February 2008: Hanging with the Trixie Chix

Jack Thurston is away and in his place Amy Cooper presents a show devoted to the swashbuckling Trixie Chix, London’s female fixed wheel freestylers. Will Amy and her sit-up-and-beg town bike cut the mustard with the trackstanding, bike polo playing, long skidding, backwards circling Trixies? Find out… MP3 | Other file formats (e.g. Ogg Vorbis)

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Pay tribute to the mighty Sheldon Brown

Earlier this evening I learned with great sadness that Sheldon Brown, the mighty, generous and wonderfully eccentric cyclist and repository of so much bicycle knowledge, has died. On behalf of everyone who helps to make The Bike Show, I extend our deepest sympathies to Sheldon’s family and friends. Despite being a regular visitor to his […]

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Roller racing

10 December 2007: How to Win at Roller-Racing

Reigning Rollapaluza champion and two-time ‘Raphapaluza’ winner Simon Jackson gives his tips on how to win at the frenzied sport of static bike racing. Plus a preview of the upcoming ITV comedy-drama series Bike Squad (aka “The Bill on bikes”) with Robert Collins of the Daily Telegraph. Get down to the Bicycology film night on […]

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Insane fixed wheel bicycle

3 December 2007: Fixed Fever

Over the past five years a craze for riding bicycles with only one gear and no freewheel has taken off, in New York, London, Sydney and cities all around the world. We take a long hard look at the merits and excesses of the scene. Featuring an extended interview with the mystery man behind the […]

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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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26 February 2007: Calling All Bicycle Filmmakers!

Looking ahead to the 2007 Bicycle Film Festival, which has plans for screenings in 15 countries including a third year in London. In the studio is the BFF’s London coordinator Roxy Erickson. We discuss how to make a great bicycle film, even if you’re not an experienced filmmaker. We also tap our feet to the […]

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9 October 2006 – Mississippi Tales (part two)

Second half of Kieron Yates’s ride down the Mississippi. He crosses the Mason-Dixon line and enters the realm of the South. On the way he encounters juke joints, folk art, learns about the role of bicycles in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and has an fascinating encounter with The Voice. MP3 DOWNLOAD Ogg Vorbis DOWNLOAD

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