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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 15 August 2005: Green cycling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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

 22 August 2005 Show – a countryside trip | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:32

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, … Continue reading →

 18 July 2005: Le Tour De France | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 … Continue reading →

 8 August 2005 Show: History of the bicycle; London-Edinburgh-London audax ride | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:12

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.

 16 May Show: Riding with Buffalo Bill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:00

Today’s show features the first part of a two-part interview/ride with ‘Buffalo’ Bill Chidley, Chair of the London Bicycle Messengers Association. The LBMA works for London’s 400-500 bicycle messengers (also known as couriers) and has run a prominent campaign to … Continue reading →

 4 April 2005: Rosie Walford | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

This week’s show features Rosie Walford, psychologist and founder of The Big Stretch explaining how cycling helps improve your powers of creative thinking by moving your brain into an alpha state. We take a ride around Islington and the City … Continue reading →

 24 January 2005 – Jeremy Deller | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:42

Riding with Jeremy Deller, London-based artist and recent winner of the Turner Prize, who dedicated his win to ‘all London cyclists’.

 27 December 2004: Mark Ellen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:43

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.

 10 January 2005: Kraftwerk and Cycling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:59

Discussing German electro-pop pioneers Kraftwerk and their love of the bicycle. With Kraftwerk aficionados Maisie Hitchcock and Chris Bloor. MP3 format Read Jack Thurston’s feature on Kraftwerk and cycling first published in Rouleur magazine.

 18 April 2005: Paris-Roubaix Classic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:23

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. Track list: Cars – Desperate Bicycles Coeur Vagabond – unknown accordionist Triplets … Continue reading →

 2 May 2005: The Hungry Cyclist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:30

In the studio with Tom Kevill-Davies, aka The Hungry Cyclist. We talk about his imminent bike ride around the American continent. Track list: Cycling Is Fun – Shonen Knife Ice Cream Man – Leslie Uggams Going Down The Road Feeling … Continue reading →

 1 August 2005: Cycling after the London bomb attacks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:50

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 … Continue reading →

 13 June 2005: Bike Week Special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:37:47

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 … Continue reading →

 9 May 2005: London Velodrome at Herne Hill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:56

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 … Continue reading →

 25 July Show: Johnny Green | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:59

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 … Continue reading →


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