London to Bristol (part one)

bicycle_windowPart one of a ride from London to Bristol, in which presenter Jack Thurston is guided by listeners to the show. First stop is St Giles’ Church in Stoke Poges, home to the ‘bicycle window’ (pictured behind Jack and Denis Hartley, the Verger of the Church). One element of the window dates from 1642 and said to be the earliest ever depiction of a velocipede. The route passes through Willesden, Stoke Poges, Cookham, Henley-on-Thames before ascending the Berkshire Downs. Tune in next week for part two.

Photo credit: Michael Dunne

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  • http://www.logodesignnewzealand.co.nz Linda

    I think this mural is just too beautiful.Can any one tell me when is it dated and who made it.I find it so intriguing.

  • Sean Franco

    That mural is indeed beautiful, I’m quite interested with that horned one at the top of the photo. :D

  • Justine Headley

    A beautiful piece of art, sort of that timeless quality.

  • Lucien Grey

    @ Linda! I think it is Venetian in origin, I am not sure about the period.

  • Value Promotions

    Being in Bristol is so awesome. There are a lot of things going on there and I love to explore each every nook and cranny of the place. They have great food and great people. I will come back sometime in October and I surely will make the most of it.