28 March 2005: Navindh Baburam

Guest in the studio is 2004 Greater London Assembly candidate Navindh Baburam, pioneer of London’s cycle rickshaws, committed rider of recumbent bicycles and debonair man about town. MP3

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(Archive) 17 January 2005: David Ferry

Guest is David Ferry, photo-montage artist and serious road biker. Talking about escaping seaside town drudgery by cycling into the hills. MP3

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(Archive) 3 January 2005 Show: Christmas Day on the South Downs

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. MP3

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20 December 2004

Featuring the Rinky-Dink Bicycle Powered Sound System, comedy from George Lopez and bicycle advice from Tall Jurgen of the London Bicycle Repair Shop in Waterloo. MP3

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6 December 2004: London cycling

Guest in the studio is Simon Brammer, Director of the London Cycle Campaign. James Foster memorial ride. Waterloo Bridge roundabout. MP3

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(Archive) 13 December 2004: The Dunwich Dynamo

Dunwich Dynamo night ride special. Four hundred plus people ride 120 miles to the Suffolk Coast, through the night, under the full moon. MP3

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15 August 2005: Green cycling

Guest presenter Matt Tempest quizzes Darren Johnson, a Green Party member of the London Assembly on cycle policy in the capital. Jack rides with Alix Stredwick of Sustrans, the UK’s main sustainable transportation organisation. MP3

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Kraftwerk and the ultimate man machine

How Germany’s pioneers of electropop fell in love with the bicycle. First published in Rouleur magazine, August 2005. Mensch / Natur / Technik. In three words are distilled the ethos of one of the most innovative and influential pop groups of all time. Kraftwerk’s pursuit of harmony between man, nature and technology also explains a […]

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22 August 2005 Show – a countryside trip

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 […]

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18 July 2005: Le Tour De France

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 […]

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8 August 2005 Show: History of the bicycle; London-Edinburgh-London audax ride

This week’s show features an interview with David Herlihy, author of ‘Bicycle‘ the recently published definitive history of the bicycle (Yale University Press). Kieron Yates reports on the London-Edinburgh-London audax/endurance ride. MP3

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