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Podcast devoted to the art, science, politics and transcendental pleasure of cycling, in London and beyond. Presented by Jack Thurston the show has been rolling since 2004, and continues to cover and uncover the intersections of cycling, culture, society and creativity. From Tour de France to roller-racing, from Brompton commuters to bicycle messengers, from Kraftwerk to hip hop, from urban design to countryside trips. Literature, history, travel, art, music, sport in a weekly half-hour show.

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Podcast devoted to the art, science, politics and transcendental pleasure of cycling, in London and beyond. Presented by Jack Thurston the show has been rolling since 2004, and continues to cover and uncover the intersections of cycling, culture, society and creativity. From Tour de France to roller-racing, from Brompton commuters to bicycle messengers, from Kraftwerk to hip hop, from urban design to countryside trips. Literature, history, travel, art, music, sport in a weekly half-hour show.

    From Usk to Wye with Dr Ian Walker

    From Usk to Wye with Dr Ian Walker

    Jack goes for a ride with Dr Ian Walker, an environmental psychologist from the University of Bath and long-distance bike racer. Ian found global fame about fifteen years ago with an experiment he did to measure how close he was … Continue reading →

    • 54 min
    A life in cycling with Isla Rowntree

    A life in cycling with Isla Rowntree

    As a bike racer Isla Rowntree took on almost every discipline in cycling, rode professionally for the Raleigh MTB team and won the British national championships in cyclocross on multiple occasions. But it is as a bike designer and entrepreneur that she's made the biggest impact, transforming the market for children’s bikes. The high quality kids bikes she designs have given a generation of children the best possible start to a life of cycling. Jack visits Islabikes HQ just outside Ludlow, Shropshire to find out about how Isla got into cycling, how she got where she is now, and where she's going in the future.



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    So you want to go cycling in… WW1 battlefields?

    So you want to go cycling in… WW1 battlefields?

    Tom Isitt has spent the past few years cycling around the battlefields of the first world war. He talks about his experiences on the Western Front and the mountainous border between Italy, Austria and Slovenia and tells the story of the extraordinary bike race that was held in spring 1919 across the devastated lands of Northern France and Belgium. The Rough Stuff Fellowship is the oldest off road cycling club in the world and club archivist Mark Hudson talks about unearthing a photographic treasure trove of inspirational adventure cycling from the 1950s to the present day.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    This Is Not A Tour

    This Is Not A Tour

    Jack takes on his longest ever ride, as part of a weekend of audax events in memory and celebration of the late, great Mike Hall. Mike was the leading light in the current revival of self-supported long distance bike racing, twice winner of the Tour Divide, winner of the TransAm Bike Race and founder and organiser of the pan-European Transcontinental Race. In March 2017 Mike was killed by a driver while competing in a bike race across Australia Continue reading →

    • 54 min
    Cycletouring the Tour de France

    Cycletouring the Tour de France

    This year’s Tour de France starts on the island of Noirmoutier, on the Atlantic coast of western France. Jack rides the route of Stage one, in a touring style, taking in the rich landscape of sand dunes, beaches, tidal lagoons and salt marsh and sampling the gastronomic delights of the region.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Preston by Bike with Gavin Renshaw

    Preston by Bike with Gavin Renshaw

    Jack goes to Preston, Lancashire to ride with artist Gavin Renshaw. They ride out on some of the City of Preston’s bicycle infrastructure before heading for the wild uplands of the Forest of Bowland. Along the way they talk about … Continue reading →

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

FotoByWes ,

Always Thought Provoking!

There’s nothing I like more than slipping in my earbuds to listen to a new episode of The Bike Show. I’ve been listening for near on fifteen years. It’s always worth the wait! I wish I could record such sparkling audio on my bike! -Wesley Cheney, Tell Me About Your Bike Podcast

Stairsguy2 ,

Rich and thoughtful

Enjoy the broad variety of cycling topics covered. Thoughtful questions in interviews, and interesting guests. Have listened to a dozen or so episodes and looking forward to hearing the rest.
I can understand the challenge in doing the podcast. I only wish the host was able to more episodes.

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I listen to too many cycling podcasts and think this is among if not the best. Well thought out episodes which cover various interesting topics, trip reports, interviews. Thanks and keep on peddling.

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