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Paris-Brest-Paris: part one

The 1200km Paris-Brest et retour was first raced in 1891 and is the oldest bicycle race still in existence, currently held as a brevet de randonneur every four years. Kieron Yates shares the agony and ecstasy of his second outing in an event that is only for the toughest of the tough. Next week we’ll […]

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Jah Tweed

Jen meets Tim Jacques, one of the film-makers at this year’s Bicycle Film Festival, whose film “Peace and Lovely Tailoring” combines Rastafari, cycling and tweed clothing – a surefire winner here at The Bike Show. And we hear from Patrick Morgan, a Kiwi over in Europe on a fact-finding mission about cycle training and campaigning. […]

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Friends Ride: An East London Excursion

Join other listeners and friends of The Bike Show on a leisurely 35 kilometre ride this Saturday 24th September. We’ll meet at Look Mum No Hands! at 49 Old Street at around half past nine and set off not long after. We’ll head east along the canals, through Victoria Park, over the Lea Navigation and […]

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Season opening ride: Saturday 24 September

As promised, there’ll be a friends of The Bike Show ride this coming Saturday 24th September, on the eve of the show’s return to the airwaves on Monday. The ride will start at Look Mum No Hands! on Old Street around 9.30am and finish at the Resonance FM studios in Borough High Street around 4pm, […]

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Dunwich Dynamo Redux

From here: …to here: The 2011 edition of the Dunwich Dynamo, the cult mass participation night ride from London to the Suffolk Coast, as experienced by listeners of The Bike Show. Thanks to everyone who recorded their audio snippets. Put the 2012 Dynamo in your diaries now: 30 June / 1 July 2012.

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Candles light the way

All Night, All Right: Dunwich Dynamo 2011 Preview

In its 19th edition this year, the Dunwich Dynamo is London’s greatest mass participation ride – bar none. In the studio are Patrick Field, who first conceived the ride and two London cyclists planning to do just a little bit more than the usual Dun Run. Rosie Downes is planning to ride to Dunwich and […]

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Wild camping sunrise

A Midsummer Misadventure with Dixe Wills (and a podcast bonus)

On a Midsummer’s Night Dixe Wills, travel writer and author of a new book on Britain’s tiny campsites, guides us on a ride from central London up the Lea Valley to a wild camping spot for a ‘sub twenty four hour overnight’. Various pitfalls ensure that little goes to plan. The new Bike Show jersey […]

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