Joining Buffalo Bill and the hardcore of London’s bike messengers for chaotic indoor racing action at Rollapalooza IV (and live music from the Deadley Treadleys). In the studio Scott and Steve explain their Ghostcycle project to mark and map traffic collisions involving bicycles. Jack and Rakan court controversy by saying enough is enough to London Critical Mass, which attracted more than 1000 riders for the Halloween ride.
Guest in the studio is Simon Brammer, Director of the London Cycle Campaign. James Foster memorial ride. Waterloo Bridge roundabout.
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’.
Adriatica – Calicanto
Hung Up – Salt
Dwyck – Gangstarr featuring Nice and Smooth
Bartali – Paolo Conte