The Bike Show show

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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 11 August 2008: Around the world the hard way (part one) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:54

Alastair Humphreys has cycled round the world ‘the hard way’: four years, sixty countries and forty-six thousand miles. In the first of a two part special he tells the story of his epic adventure from Yorkshire to South Africa and … Continue reading →

 4 August 2008: Cycling, politics and ideology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:13

On this week’s show we ask whether the bicycle and cycling are inherently left-wing or right-wing. Featuring Ruth Beale and Karen Breneman, two artists who recently rode together from London to the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent … Continue reading →

 28 July 2008: Looking back at Le Tour 2008 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:20

Looking back at this year’s Tour De France, with Guy Andrews, editor of Rouleur magazine and author and broadcaster Graeme Fife. As well as discussing the racing, we go into what it means for a small towns when it plays … Continue reading →

 21 July 2008: Sublime Nights: Dunwich Dynamo 16 and S24O with Grant Peterson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:50

This year’s Dunwich Dynamo was perfect: a dry, moonlit night, a tail wind and a hot sunny morning on the beach. Around 500 people enjoyed the sixteenth edition of the classic British night ride that covers some 120 miles (190 … Continue reading →

 14 July 2008: Vive Le Tour // Civilised Streets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:57

Celebrating Bastille Day and the first week of Le Tour De France plus a discussion of civilised streets with Louise Duggan, streets advisor at the UK’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). Just six days until this year’s … Continue reading →

 7 July 2008: 50 Quirky Bike Rides | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:09

A ride along the splendid London end of the Grand Union Canal with Rob Ainsley, London cyclist and author of 50 Quirky Bike Rides, a new book about weird and wonderful places to go on bicycles in England and Wales. … Continue reading →

 30 June 2008: London Lidos by Bicycle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:06

A tour of London lidos by bicycle with Jason Cobb, a lido enthusiast, cyclist, photographer and author of Onion Bag Blog, a blog devoted to life in the Stockwell-Oval-Brixton triangle. Taking in Brockwell Lido, the ghost of Kennington Lido, the … Continue reading →

 23 June 2008: London architecture by bike and a Rapha exclusive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:46

Featuring an interview with Stephen Bayley, design editor of The Observer, about his guided cycle ride around the houses and homes of celebrated London artists and architects which kicks of a fantastic programme of bicycle tours as part of the … Continue reading →

 16 June 2008: From the Tropics to the Stones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:00
 Off-air antics: L’Enfer du Nord | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: Unknown

One of the advantages of being off air for a while is more time to get out and about, for instance, a quick trip sous la Manche to watch the 2008 Paris-Roubaix, the Queen of the Classics. Just shy of … Continue reading →

 3 March 2008: Cycling Troubadours | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:00
 25 February 2008: Will Vélib work in London? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Kieron Yates and Matt Tempest report from Paris on the Vélib bike hire system that has brough 20,000 bicycles to the streets and transformed the French capital overnight into a cycling metropolis. Can it work in London? MP3 | Other … Continue reading →

 18 February 2008: Hanging with the Trixie Chix | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:23:14

Jack Thurston is away and in his place Amy Cooper presents a show devoted to the swashbuckling Trixie Chix, London’s female fixed wheel freestylers. Will Amy and her sit-up-and-beg town bike cut the mustard with the trackstanding, bike polo playing, … Continue reading →

 11 February 2007: Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:06

In a special Valentine’s Day edition, sultry Southwark Cyclist Miss Alex Crawford explains why cycling is so good for flirting while love goddess Venus Kamura tells of the fifth annual Reclaim Love ‘happening’ on Saturday 16 February at the Eros … Continue reading →

 4 February 2008: Reclaim the Street(maps) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:31:29

Private companies and revenue-hungry government agencies have always had a stranglehold on the world’s best maps, until the arrival of Open Street Map, a volunteer-driven effort akin to Wikipedia for mapping and cartography. OSM offers endless customisation possibilities, is entirely … Continue reading →


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