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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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 Blackfriars and Beyond | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:38:00

The ‘Battle for Blackfriars’ has united London cyclists and pedestrians in opposition to plans by the Mayor of London for an ‘urban motorway’ on a London bridge that is heavily used by cyclists yet has seen two fatalities in the … Continue reading →

 The 2011 Tour de France: a modern classic? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:47

Looking back at the this year’s thrilling Tour de France are Lionel Birnie of Cycle Sport magazine and Alex Murray, London cyclist, amateur road racer and blogger at Image by Neil Stevens, part of a series of illustrations for … Continue reading →

 Dunwich Dynamo Redux | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:00

From here: …to here: The 2011 edition of the Dunwich Dynamo, the cult mass participation night ride from London to the Suffolk Coast, as experienced by listeners of The Bike Show. Thanks to everyone who recorded their audio snippets. Put … Continue reading →

 All Night, All Right: Dunwich Dynamo 2011 Preview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:04

In its 19th edition this year, the Dunwich Dynamo is London’s greatest mass participation ride – bar none. In the studio are Patrick Field, who first conceived the ride and two London cyclists planning to do just a little bit … Continue reading →

 Road Danger Reduction with Dr Robert Davis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:00

Each year on the roads of this country upwards of 2,000 people are killed and many tens of thousands more are injured in road crashes. The perception of danger is one of the most common reasons people have for not … Continue reading →

 A Midsummer Misadventure with Dixe Wills (and a podcast bonus) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:52:20

On a Midsummer’s Night Dixe Wills, travel writer and author of a new book on Britain’s tiny campsites, guides us on a ride from central London up the Lea Valley to a wild camping spot for a ‘sub twenty four … Continue reading →

 Keep the Red Stuff In | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:03

In the studio is Bike Show regular ‘Buffalo’ Bill Chidley, who brings news of London’s burgeoning bicycle polo scene (note imminent rebranding as ‘urban bike hammer ball’). The London Open 2011 is on 30-31st July. Steve Evans, a bicycling paramedic … Continue reading →

 Fix Your Own Bike | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:32:12

Community bike workshops are a beautiful idea. A place where anyone can learn the basics of bicycle repair by doing it for themselves with the help of volunteer mechanics – and have access to specialist bicycle tools. A stone’s throw … Continue reading →

 The Millar’s Tale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:35:04

David Millar, the British road racer, one of the best riders in his generation, had it all. His first day of racing in the Tour De France brought him an impressive stage victory over Lance Armstrong and he was instantly … Continue reading →

 Rob Penn on Looking for the Perfect Bike | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:54:51

Cyclist, journalist and author Rob Penn travelled the world to put together his perfect bicycle. We talk about how his journey of discovery sheds light on the history of the bicycle and the contribution of bicycle technology to modern life. … Continue reading →

 A Green Mayor? On the Campaign Trail with Jenny Jones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:23

Jenny Jones is a member of the London Assembly and is standing as the Green Party’s candidate in the 2012 London Mayoral elections. We ride from her home in Walworth/Peckham borders to City Hall and discuss cycling, liveable cities and … Continue reading →

 The Life and Times of the Cycling Jersey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:29:10

The summer season kicks of with an entertaining and borderline nerdy discussion of the past, present and future of the cycling jersey. From Bianchi’s 1950s classic celeste blue to Mapei pushed the dye sublimation process to its limits and divided … Continue reading →

 End of Season: The Best Bits, 2008-2010 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:38:02

The final show of the winter season is a pleasurable romp through some of the best bits of the last three years of bicycle broadcasting. Featuring, in no particular order: Alistair Humphreys, Mark Miodownik, Cynthia Barlow, Klaus Bondam, Daniel Start, … Continue reading →

 Shame and Scandal in Professional Cycling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:30:41

Crusading, anti-doping sports journalist Lionel Birnie of Cycling Weekly gives his views on the latest revelations about professional cycling. You can read the 30,000-word transcript of Paul Kimmage’s interview with Floyd Landis at the NY Velocity blog. Mr NikBagTV presents … Continue reading →

 Up the ‘Uts: The Slow Death (and Rebirth?) of the British Cycling Club | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:28:43

Kieron Yates‘s documentary feature on the countryside huts of the 32nd Association of North London cycle clubs sparks a discussion on the demise of the traditional cycling club and the possibilities for renaissance. With Nigel Wood, Chairman of the Dulwich … Continue reading →


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