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11 June 2007: ‘Slow Bicycling’ in Italy; on two wheels in Provence

The Bike Show this week has a distinctly Mediterranean and gastronomic feel. Kieron Yates reports from northern Italy, the world capital of the Slow Food movement, on a ‘slow bicycle’ ride along the length of the River Po (for more on ABICI bikes, look here) Meanwhile, Jack Thurston is joined by William Greswell in the […]

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28 May 2007: Graeme Fife’s life in cycling

This week features a ride in the hills of north Kent hills with writer, broadcaster and cyclist Graeme Fife. Graeme is the author of several of the best English language books about cycling and Le Tour de France. His new book has just been published. It’s a very personal memoir entitled The Beautiful Machine: A […]

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14 May 2007: Road Peace // Floyd Landis

Returning for the summer season, The Bike Show turns to the trials of US cycling star Floyd Landis, whose sensational victory in the 2006 Tour de France was thrown into doubt after he failed a test for the banned drug testosterone. We also hear an extended talk on road danger in a global context by […]

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22 January 2007: Looking forward to a great year for cycling

Could 2007 be the best year yet for cycling in London? In the studio with Guy Andrews, editor of Rouleur magazine and Barry Mason of Southwark Cyclists. We discuss the coming of Le Tour de France to London, the 15th Dunwich Dynamo and other group rides organized by Southwark Cyclists and ask whether London cycling […]

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17 July 2006: Le Tour down le pub

This week’s show is a Tour De France special recorded at the Charles Lamb pub in north London. The Charles Lamb is one of the few places in London that is showing Le Tour this year. I am joined by Therese Bjorn, a former European Bicycle Messenger Champion and Matt Seaton, cycling correspondent at The […]

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13 February 2006: Tour De France in London in 2007!

The Bike Show returns after a winter break to the news that the Grand Depart of the 2007 Tour De France will be in London!! Featuring the formal presentation by ASO’s Jean-Marie Leblanc and a press conference by London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Also in the show is Kieron Yates’s impressionistic and thoughtful account of a […]

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21 March 2005 Show: Pour Un Maillot Jaune

Spotlight on a classic 1965 film about the Tour De France “Pour Un Maillot Jaune” (dir. Claude Lelouch). Guest in the studio is William Greswell. MP3

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