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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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 The Obree Way | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:55:00

Earlier this month, Graeme Obree was at Look Mum No Hands! for the London launch of The Obree Way, a training manual for cyclists. Obree is a two time individual pursuit world champion, has twice broken the world hour record … Continue reading →

 Down at the London Bike Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:18

Jack goes down to the London Bike Show, an annual fair of bicycles and cycling paraphernalia. He eschews the latest electronic gear systems in search of novel products made by interesting people. The following products are featured on the show: … Continue reading →

 The Lost Cyclist with David Herlihy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:32:07

In 1892 a young accountant from t, USA, quit his job and set off to cycle solo around the world. Frank Lenz rode a Rover Safety Bicycle, a revolutionary new design that would soon consign the traditional high wheeler – … Continue reading →

 Looking back at 2011 and ahead to 2012 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:37:26

Listeners write in with recollections of their favourite ride of 2011 and most exciting plans for riding in 2012. Plus clothing designer Amy Fleuriot tells of her new Cyclodelic boutique on Columbia Road and shows a few of the her … Continue reading →

 Reading About Riding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:34:20

A pre-Christmas books special is now a firmly entrenched tradition on The Bike Show. This year’s edition covers more literary ground than ever before. Amateur bicycle librarians Tim Dawson of The Sunday Times and Carlton Reid of Bike Hub join … Continue reading →

 Another day for you and me in Carradice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:30

Jack travels over the Yorkshire moors to Nelson, Lancashire to visit one of the oldest and most venerable companies in British cycling. Cotton mill worker Wilf Carradice began producing his indestructible canvas saddlebags in the 1930s and in 2011 sales … Continue reading →

 Is riding a bike as easy as riding a bike? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:28:56

Jen Kerrison takes over the show for a week while Jack is away in Yorkshire, riding up hill and down dale. Jen asks if cycle training is necessary for adult cyclists. Or is riding a bike just like riding a … Continue reading →

 Campaigning for a Civilised Cycling City | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:11

In the studio is Mustafa Arif, Chair of Campaigns at the 11,000 strong London Cycling Campaign. We look back at the weekend’s Tour Du Danger, a bicycle ride around ten of the most hazardous junctions for cyclists in London and … Continue reading →

 Is London Air Killing Us? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:27

Some people say that air pollution in big cities like London is a public health emergency, contributing to 4,300 premature deaths a year. But nobody seems to talk about it. Is the Government doing anything to deal with it? Are … Continue reading →

 The Competitive Impulse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:46

Why do some people like to race their bicycles? We discuss the world of amateur bicycle racing with Ian Cleverly, deputy editor of Rouleur magazine and Lydia Boylan (pictured, above) of the Look Mum No Hands! race team and current … Continue reading →

 Team GB rules the track and Patrick Field tells it like it is | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:33:19

In this week’s show, Jack attempts to feign interest in the European track cycling championships and Jen gets her geography all confused. Patrick Field saves the day with an inspirational talk at the Intelligence Squared cycling festival (view more here). … Continue reading →

 Paris-Brest-Paris: part two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:59

Following on from last week’s documentary feature by Kieron Yates is a studio discussion of Paris-Brest-Paris, the world’s most venerable long distance bicycle race. In the studio are PBP veterans Judith Swallow and Dave Minter, and PBP debutant Pete Kelsey. … Continue reading →

 Paris-Brest-Paris: part one | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:40

The 1200km Paris-Brest et retour was first raced in 1891 and is the oldest bicycle race still in existence, currently held as a brevet de randonneur every four years. Kieron Yates shares the agony and ecstasy of his second outing … Continue reading →

 Jah Tweed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:37:06

Jen meets Tim Jacques, one of the film-makers at this year’s Bicycle Film Festival, whose film “Peace and Lovely Tailoring” combines Rastafari, cycling and tweed clothing – a surefire winner here at The Bike Show. And we hear from Patrick … Continue reading →

 Season opener: Time Travelling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:28:37

As Mark Cavendish wins the world championship road race for Britain for the first time since 1965, we’re back in the saddle for a new season. On this week’s show, a trip back in time. Blue Door Bicycles is a … Continue reading →


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