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24 October 2005 Show: John Peel memorial ride and the Bicycle Film Festival

Kieron Yates joins Southwark Cyclists for the inaugural John Peel Memorial Ride in homage to the great British broadcaster and champion of the underdog. Jack rides with Brendt Barbur, founding director of the Bicycle Film Festival on the day after the festival took London by storm. MP3

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(Archive) 31 January 2005: Rose Ades

Riding with Rose Ades, head of Transport for London’s cycling centre of excellence and chief cycling adviser to London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Cycle training with Ben Bowskill. Bicycle bell test and ensemble. MP3

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(Archive) 3 January 2005 Show: Christmas Day on the South Downs

Christmas Day ride across the south downs of East Sussex, including a climb up Ditchling Beacon with writer and film-maker Nicky Hamlyn. Followed by hot bath. MP3

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(Archive) 13 December 2004: The Dunwich Dynamo

Dunwich Dynamo night ride special. Four hundred plus people ride 120 miles to the Suffolk Coast, through the night, under the full moon. MP3

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15 August 2005: Green cycling

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. MP3

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22 August 2005 Show – a countryside trip

A ride on the Kent-Sussex border with my old school friend, writer and wilderness guru Daniel Start. We evoke the Edwardian spirit of genteel cycle touring and our ride takes in a ruined castle, ancient woodland, a dangerous cliff excursion, an encounter with a barn owl and a visit to a man buried in a […]

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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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