20 October 2008: Inventing the perfect folding bicycle

The latest on moves by the London Assembly to reduce the dangers posed by lorries to cyclists. Plus an extended talk by Andrew Ritchey, inventor of the Brompton, the folding miracle that is the toast of London’s bicycle-train commuters. The talk was given over the summer at the iFest 08 in Barcelona. It tells the story of how an idea became a commercial success, largely through the vision and determination of one man. This is the last in the current season. The Bike Show will return in early 2009.

Play on links below. Other file formats (Ogg Vorbis, 64kb MP3 over here).

3 Responses to 20 October 2008: Inventing the perfect folding bicycle

  1. COLBY November 8, 2008 at 6:49 pm #

    WAS WONDERING
    ABOUT THE GROOVE
    IN THE INTRO
    OVER WHICH
    BUFFALO BILL…WELL,
    INTRODUCES
    THIS EPISODE

    CAN YOU ASSIST!

    MANY THX
    CLB

  2. Jack November 10, 2008 at 1:03 pm #

    CLB: it’s a snippet from Onsaya Joy by Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes.

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