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The Bike Show

Summary: Resonance 104.4fm's weekly radio show devoted to the art, science, politics and transcendental pleasure of cycling, in London and beyond. From the Tour de France to Critical Mass, from cycle commuting to Kraftwerk, if it's got wheels, pedals, handlebars and a bell, it's here.

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 Giro d’Italia at Look Mum No Hands | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:32:03

As the Giro d’Italia enters its third week, we discuss Italy’s great stage race with Lionel Birnie of Cycling Weekly, in an experimental live broadcast from Look Mum No Hands, London’s newest and best cycle-cafe. Sam Humpheson shows us around … Continue reading →

 Cycle Superhighways – Waste of Paint or Copenhagenization? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:31:16

A long, hard look at the Mayor of London’s plans for 12 cycle superhighways – bike routes from the outer boroughs along London’s main arterial roads. With Kulveer Ranger, Boris Johnson’s top transport adviser, Rob Ainsley of the Real Cycling … Continue reading →

 Season opener: Berlin, bikes & public art, Dunwich Dynamo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:28:14

Can London ever be as good a cycling city as Berlin? Helen Pidd of the Guardian and Matt Tempest give their views. Artist Mila Lipowicz talks about East London Local(Eyes): an interactive video installation that recreates the feeling of riding … Continue reading →

 Lorries/HGVs/LGVs killing cyclists: an appeal to London listeners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:05:21

Last Thursday, on what felt like a warm, sunny first day of Spring, I was witness to the immediate aftermath of a collision involving a cyclist and a 32 tonne articulated lorry. It was a truly horrible, chilling sight. The … Continue reading →

 The Racing Year with Lionel Birnie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:29

In an off-season podcast-only extended episode, Lionel Birnie of Cycling Weekly joins me to talk about the year ahead in professional road racing. We talk about the season-openers in the Gulf, the Monuments and Cobbled Classics and of course the … Continue reading →

 Do It Yourself | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:40

David Kitchen, aka Velocio, set up the London Fixed Gear and Single Speed Forum almost three years ago. In a short time it has spawned an active and inventive cycling community and in the process the forum has grown to … Continue reading →

 If the bike fits… | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:42

Following on from last week’s show on well-being, we look at the importance of getting a good fit between rider and machine. Scherritt Knoesen of The Bike Whisperer, is a leading London-based bike fitter. We talk geometry, contact points and … Continue reading →

 Well-being | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:28:46

January is the perfect month to take a closer look at how to stay feeling good on the bike. In the studio to share their expertise are Michael Crebbin, a sports physio specialising in cycling-related problems, and Rebecca Bogue who … Continue reading →

 Jumble Jumble | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:50

It’s the tenth day of Christmas and this week’s show is like a Christmas stocking with bulges in all the right places. Dr Steve Fabes is about to set off on a four and a half year cycle ride around … Continue reading →

 Red light means go (or does it?) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:02

Should cyclists stop at red lights? Why do we feel such a strong urge to keep rolling? Should our behavior be guided by the law of the land or the laws of common courtesy? What would Isaac Newton and Thomas … Continue reading →

 Reading and riding: Christmas books special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:32:46

Tim Dawson, cycling columnist for the Sunday Times, runs the Cycling Books website, the most compendious review website for cycling books. He joins me in the studio to discuss the literature of cycling, from Tour de France to cycle touring. … Continue reading →

 Montreal-New York City by bicycle (part two) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:19

The cycle camping tour continues into the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, through Vermont and into Massachusetts. Struggles with thunderstorms and flying insects and a visit to the Crane paper mill where US dollar bills are made. Picture above … Continue reading →

 Montreal-New York City by bicycle (part one) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:06

The first of two features on a north American cycle tour undertaken over the summer. Starting in cycle-friendly Montreal and Quebec’s routes vertes and camping on the shores of Lake Champlain, this episode ends with a mildly disturbing encounter with … Continue reading →

 Wanted: Bicycle Mechanics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:28:18

This week’s show looks at the chronic lack of bicycle mechanics with the Ninon Asuni of Bicycle Workshop. Ninon founded Bicycle Workshop nearly thirty years ago after deciding she’d had enough of working as a librarian. She’s now among Britain’s … Continue reading →

 Calling Time on “Sorry Mate, I Didn’t See You” (SMIDSY) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:28:54

The Bike Show moves into advocacy mode this week with guest in the studio Debra Rolfe, Campaigns Director of the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC), Britain’s largest cycling organisation with 60,000+ members. Debra is spearheading the CTC’s new campaign against bad … Continue reading →


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