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2 October 2006 – Mississippi Tales (part one)

This week’s show is the story of a long, long ride from Fargo, North Dakota to New Orleans, Louisiana following the Mississippi River. Kieron Yates made this journey over the summer just passed, on a fixed wheel bike with just a saddlebag for all his worldly possessions. Safely back home, he joins me in in […]

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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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24 July 2006: Remembering Major Taylor – the fastest man on the planet

In this week’s show we remember ‘Major’ Marshall Taylor, a world champion cyclist from the 1890s and the first black American sports superstar. Kieron Yates talks about Major Taylor’s life with Lynne Tolman of the Major Taylor Association. We also ride the 2006 Etape Du Tour with Alex Murray. MP3 Download Ogg Vorbis Download MP3 […]

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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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10 July 2006: The Hour Record with Michael Hutchinson

This week the Bike Show is in the presence of time trial greatness and (almost) sporting immortality. Michael Hutchinson has just written a book about his recent attempt to enter the pantheon of cycling legend by breaking the record for how far you can ride in an hour. The Hour: Sporting Immortality the Hard Way […]

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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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