Guest presenter Matt Tempest quizzes Darren Johnson, a Green Party member of the London Assembly on cycle policy in the capital. Jack rides with Alix Stredwick of Sustrans, the UK’s main sustainable transportation organisation.
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 three of the seven sites where London bicycle messengers have been killed while at work.
In the studio are Jesse and Regan from the World Naked Bike Ride. The London ride will be on 11 June 2005, 3pm at Hyde Park Corner. The organisers have received approval from the Metropolitan Police so no arrests will be made for nudity. They hope this will result in an even better turnout than the 60+ of 2004. The idea is to go ‘as bare as you dare’.
Riding with Jeremy Deller, London-based artist and recent winner of the Turner Prize, who dedicated his win to ‘all London cyclists’.
The July bomb attacks on the London underground and bus network has resulted in a massive increase in the numbers of people cycling to work instead of taking public transport. In this week’s Bike Show, Lucy Nandris from Cycle Training UK and Buzz from Tower Hamlets Wheelers discuss the implications.
The Sound of Silence – Carmen McRae
Pinball City – The Bellrays
Walk a Mile in My Shoes – Holly Golightly
This is the audio for the Bike Week special, recorded on 13 June.
Guest in the studio is Barry Mason of Southwark Cyclists. Features recordings of Bike Fest in the Square and highlights from the past 12 months of The Bike Show.
The show was 90 minutes long, so this is a larger-than-usual download. Streaming Real Audio is available here.
In the studio is Johnny Green, former road manager of the Clash, talking about his other passion in life, Le Tour De France. In his new book ‘Push Yourself Just a Little Bit More’, Green gives a vivid and at times hilarious account of life backstage at Le Tour in 2003 and 2004 and finds out just why pro cycling has become the new rock ‘n’ roll.”
Handlebars – Desperate Bicycles
All Through the City – Dr Feelgood
Six Days on the Road – Lefty Frizzell
There She Goes – The La’s
Adriatica – Calicanto
Hung Up – Salt
Dwyck – Gangstarr featuring Nice and Smooth
Bartali – Paolo Conte