Riding across London with Mark Ellen, bon rouleur and editor of Word Magazine. Mark is the founder of Q Magazine, a former presenter of the Old Grey Whistle Test and the bassist in Tony Blair’s college band Ugly Rumours.
Discussing German electro-pop pioneers Kraftwerk and their love of the bicycle. With Kraftwerk aficionados Maisie Hitchcock and Chris Bloor. MP3 format and Real Audio. Read Jack Thurston’s feature on Kraftwerk and cycling first published in Rouleur magazine.
Special on-location feature on the 2005 Paris-Roubaix classic race (L’Enfer du Nord) with William Greswell. Look ahead to this month’s 11th birthday of London’s Critical Mass bike ride. MP3 Track list: Cars – Desperate Bicycles Coeur Vagabond – unknown accordionist Triplets of Belleville – The Triplets of Belleville Rockin’ Bicycle – Fats Domino
In the studio with Tom Kevill-Davies, aka The Hungry Cyclist. We talk about his imminent bike ride around the American continent. MP3 Track list: Cycling Is Fun – Shonen Knife Ice Cream Man – Leslie Uggams Going Down The Road Feeling Bad – Woodie Guthrie Rueda De Fuego – Texas Tornados No Hay Manteca – […]
The July bomb attacks on the London underground and bus network has resulted in a massive increase in the numbers of people cycling to work instead of taking public transport. In this week’s Bike Show, Lucy Nandris from Cycle Training UK and Buzz from Tower Hamlets Wheelers discuss the implications. Track list: The Sound of […]
This is the audio for the Bike Week special, recorded on 13 June. Guest in the studio is Barry Mason of Southwark Cyclists. Features recordings of Bike Fest in the Square and highlights from the past 12 months of The Bike Show. The show was 90 minutes long, so this is a larger-than-usual download. Streaming […]
Feature on the more than century-old London Velodrome at Herne Hill, and interview with Graeme Geddes of the Friends of the London Velodrome. A 1961 IBM computer playing ‘Daisy Daisy’, Velorution weblog, The Mountains to the South by Simon Kunath and Richard Kunath. MP3
Bonjour, mes tres bons rouleurs, I am in the process of migrating the BIke Show podcast files to a new home in Sunny San Francisco, courtesy of the nice people at Radio 4 All. This may take some time, so please be patient. In the meantime, point your podcasting software at the following feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheBikeShow […]
In the studio is Johnny Green, former road manager of the Clash, talking about his other passion in life, Le Tour De France. In his new book ‘Push Yourself Just a Little Bit More’, Green gives a vivid and at times hilarious account of life backstage at Le Tour in 2003 and 2004 and finds […]
Unexpectedly high demand for the Podcast syndication of the Bike Show has caused me to massively overshoot the bandwidth limits on my web server. As a result I have had to suspend the Podcast syndication facility. However, I will be looking for a way around this. In the meantime, I will continue to provide the […]
First published in The Guardian, 24 July 2004. Lance Armstrong is poised to claim a unique sixth victory in the Tour de France. He shares his achievement of five wins with four other riders, and many Europeans find it galling that an American (from George Bush’s home state of Texas, no less) is set to […]