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23 October 2006: At Cycle 2006 – Eddy Merckx and a hunt for gadgets

Jack Thurston and Jo Upton in search of the best bicycle gadget at Cycle 2006, the UK’s biggest cycling exhibition and trade fair. Glow in the dark pedals, GPS tools, bike storage, heart rate monitors and lights galore. We are also granted an exclusive audience with the legendary champion of all cycling champions, Eddy Merckx. […]

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31 July 2006: The folding miracle: inside the Brompton factory

In this last show of the current season we’re getting technical, with a visit to the Brompton factory. Bromptons are the best all round folding bicycles in the world and the invention of Andrew Ritchie, who started making them in his flat more than 25 years ago. They are still made in west London – […]

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19 June 2006: It’s Bike Week!

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 […]

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28 November 2005: Surviving the winter on two wheels

This week newbie cyclist Alex Crawford and veteran London bike messenger Buffalo Bill swap notes on how to survive the winter on two wheels. Featuring interviews with Simon from Brixton Cycles and Simon Mottram from Rapha. We also discuss the distressing news of yet another killing of a London cyclist by a left-turning heavy goods […]

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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 […]

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20 December 2004

Featuring the Rinky-Dink Bicycle Powered Sound System, comedy from George Lopez and bicycle advice from Tall Jurgen of the London Bicycle Repair Shop in Waterloo. MP3

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