Thanks to everyone who’s visited the blog, listened to the shows and posted comments. Your interest and feedback is always appreciated.
And should you wish to take the step from being a Bike Show listener to a Bike Show programme-maker, the door is wide open. We’ll be back on air from 12 June!
Resonance FM (the award-winning London radio station that broadcasts the show) is a non-profit station, and I am – like every single other Resonance programme-maker – entirely unpaid for my work. The Bike Show is just something I manage to fit in around other, non-bicycle, non-radio work. …which might explain why it’s a bit rough around the edges.
So if you’ve got a passion for the bicycle and like the idea of making radio, then drop me a line. If you’re in the London area I can lend any gear you might need and advise on technique – even if you’ve never touched a microphone before. New perspectives and different personalities can only enrich the mix and several listeners have already made fantastic features for the show.
So go on…you know you want to.
The ultimate night ride is back for its 14th year on Saturday 8 July 2006, from 9pm to dawn on the Sunday morning.
The 120 mile route is from London Fields to Dunwich Beach, Suffolk. I have put the route online via the very cool Gmap-Pedometer site here (based on Patrick Field’s notes).
For more info on the Dunwich Dynamo see the FAQ by Barry Mason of Southwark Cyclists and a nice account of the 2005 Dynamo at rapha.cc.
The Bike Show featured the 2004 Dynamo, MP3 download or listen in Real Audio.
After winning the Best Media category of the 2005 London Cycling Awards, the Bike Show’s Jack Thurston was featured in the ‘My Bike and I’ column of London Cyclist, the magazine of the London Cycling Campaign.
You can read it here.
Stand back and hold tight! London’s best bike messenger band, the Deadley Treadleys, will be doing a a live session on the show on Monday 20 March 2006 at 6.30pm. Red lights will be banned from the studio for the duration and we’re arranging a nice tail wind too…
Resonance fm likes to keep its schedules fresh and so the Bike Show is taking a break for a few weeks, and should be returning to the airwaves mid-February 2006.
Look out for the new season which will feature:
– A London poetry ride
– Alfred Jarry as performed by Peter Blegvad
– Brevet dreams
– Bikes on trains
…and much more besides.
The Bike Show has won the award for ‘Best Media Initiative’ at the London Cycling Campaign’s annual awards.
Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, presented the award to Jack Thurston and Kieron Yates at the London Cycling Campaignâ€™s AGM on Wednesday 2 November.
The Bike Show was described as follows: ‘The UKâ€™s only radio show devoted to the miracle of the bicycle and the transcendental pleasures of cycling’. One devoted listener writes: ‘The Bike show is a very welcome addition to Londonâ€™s cycle culture that has a loyal following and does its own quirky bit to get people on bikes’.
Hooray! Thanks to the LCC and to everyone who nominated us!
In an exciting development, the Bike Show has been syndicated by CKDU in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and will be broadcast in glorious FM across the icy waters of the North Atlantic.
Currently scheduled in the sought-after ‘graveyard’ slot of Tuesdays at 4.30am, sandwiched between ‘Radio Goethe’ and ‘The Lost Discs Radio Show’, the Bike Show is bound to find equal appeal among the late night toilers at Dalhousie University, the early morning go-getters of Halifax and the impressive population of wood turtles, muskrat, mink, and beaver native to the floodplains of the Musquodoboit River.
Explaining the thinking behind her inspired move, CKDU Program Manager, Melissa Buote, told the Bike Show, “Weâ€™re really happy to include your voice, ideas and creativity on our station. [It will] give our late night programming a diverse and different feel from the programming we offer from our live, local programmers.”
Chapeaux! (as they probably say in French-speaking Canada)