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18 July 2005: Le Tour De France

As we enter the final week of Le Tour De France 2005, I am joined in the studio by Bike Show regular William Greswell. Interviews with Guy Andrews, editor of Road Cycling UK and Rouleur magazine. Also talking with Kent Benson who is watching roadside in the Alps. Kent runs If Hannibal Had, organising cycling […]

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8 August 2005 Show: History of the bicycle; London-Edinburgh-London audax ride

This week’s show features an interview with David Herlihy, author of ‘Bicycle‘ the recently published definitive history of the bicycle (Yale University Press). Kieron Yates reports on the London-Edinburgh-London audax/endurance ride. MP3

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16 May Show: Riding with Buffalo Bill

Today’s show features the first part of a two-part interview/ride with ‘Buffalo’ Bill Chidley, Chair of the London Bicycle Messengers Association. The LBMA works for London’s 400-500 bicycle messengers (also known as couriers) and has run a prominent campaign to reduce the risks to cyclists posed by Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Bill and I visit […]

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4 April 2005: Rosie Walford

This week’s show features Rosie Walford, psychologist and founder of The Big Stretch explaining how cycling helps improve your powers of creative thinking by moving your brain into an alpha state. We take a ride around Islington and the City of London. MP3 Track List: Cars – Desperate Bicycles First Love Never Dies – The […]

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24 January 2005 – Jeremy Deller

Riding with Jeremy Deller, London-based artist and recent winner of the Turner Prize, who dedicated his win to ‘all London cyclists’.

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27 December 2004: Mark Ellen

Riding across London with Mark Ellen, bon rouleur and editor of Word Magazine. Mark is the founder of Q Magazine, a former presenter of the Old Grey Whistle Test and the bassist in Tony Blair’s college band Ugly Rumours.

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10 January 2005: Kraftwerk and Cycling

Discussing German electro-pop pioneers Kraftwerk and their love of the bicycle. With Kraftwerk aficionados Maisie Hitchcock and Chris Bloor. MP3 format and Real Audio. Read Jack Thurston’s feature on Kraftwerk and cycling first published in Rouleur magazine.

Read more · Comments { 7 } · Art and design, Bicycle music, History, Podcast, Tour de France