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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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17 July 2006: Le Tour down le pub

This week’s show is a Tour De France special recorded at the Charles Lamb pub in north London. The Charles Lamb is one of the few places in London that is showing Le Tour this year. I am joined by Therese Bjorn, a former European Bicycle Messenger Champion and Matt Seaton, cycling correspondent at The […]

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3 July 2006: Creativity, design and the bicycle

Riding with London-based desiger and artist Julia Lohmann. We begin at the Velorution bike shop in the West End, where Julia’s giant backlit illustration of animal-bicycle metamophosis is on display. We ride down through the park via the Serpentine Gallery to her studio in Fulham and then south over Wandsworth Bridge and via Wandsworth Prison […]

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26 June 2006: Extreme Cycling

This week’s show has an extreme flavour. Kieron Yates visits Sheldon Brown for advice on fixed gear touring and Alex Murray tells us about his preparations for taking on this year’s Etape Du Tour. Plus Dominic Gabellini on the new Rapha-Condor cycle racing team and a 43 inch bunnyhop by Rich Johnson, Britain’s leading trick/stunt […]

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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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12 June 2006: A ride in the Royal Parks

London’s eight Royal Parks stretch from Greenwich in the east to Richmond in the west and make London one of the greenest big cities in Europe. Between them, the parks’ 5500 acres of land are the lungs of the capital. But they have remarkably few paths where cycling is allowed. Mark Camley has been Chief […]

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3 April 2006: Standing up for Cycling; Tall Bikes

Barry Mason of Southwark Cyclists is on hand this week to demolish all those annoying arguments used against cyclists by angry petrol-heads. Plus we witness the beginning of a 4,600 mile ride around Britain on tall bikes. MP3 DOWNLOAD OGG VORBIS DOWNLOAD

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