11 June 2007: ‘Slow Bicycling’ in Italy; on two wheels in Provence

Cezanne’s Sainte VictoireThe Bike Show this week has a distinctly Mediterranean and gastronomic feel. Kieron Yates reports from northern Italy, the world capital of the Slow Food movement, on a ‘slow bicycle’ ride along the length of the River Po (for more on ABICI bikes, look here) Meanwhile, Jack Thurston is joined by William Greswell in the sunny south of France, relaxing in Aix-en-Provence while considering an imminent attempt at the fearful Mont Ventoux. Plus new statistics on the dangers to cyclists from bendy buses and a heads up for Rolling to the Stones, a night rider to Stonehenge on the night of the Summer Solstice, 20-21 June.

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23 May Show: Buffalo Bill // Giro D’Italia

Today’s show is a Giro D’Italia special, recorded from Bar Italia in Soho. Also featuring the second half of my ride with Buffalo Bill Chidley, chair of the London Bicycle Messengers Association.


Adriatica – Calicanto
Hung Up – Salt
Dwyck – Gangstarr featuring Nice and Smooth
Bartali – Paolo Conte