Special feature on the G8 Bike Ride (mass protest ride from London to the G8 Summit in Scotland) with organisers Tim and Tabitha. Featuring music from David Cronenberg’s Wife and Lower Depths.
Guest is David Ferry, photo-montage artist and serious road biker. Talking about escaping seaside town drudgery by cycling into the hills.
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.
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 pyramid.
As we enter the final week of Le Tour De France 2005, I am joined in the studio by Bike Show regular William Greswell. Interviews with Guy Andrews, editor of Road Cycling UK and Rouleur magazine. Also talking with Kent Benson who is watching roadside in the Alps. Kent runs If Hannibal Had, organising cycling holidays in the Italian Alps.