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.
The Bike Show
As we emerge from coronavirus lockdown, is there a better summer holiday, a better way to get a change of scene, than heading out on your bike to explore the country where you live? This episode of the podcast is … Continue reading →
Rough Stuff in the North York Moors
A ride report from the time before coronavirus. Jack heads into the wild uplands of the North York Moors on an audax event organised by Dean Clementson and hosted by Mike Metcalfe. “Don’t Keep to the Road” promises gravel tracks, … Continue reading →
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 →
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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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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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 →
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Like having a coffee and a biscuit with a kind old friend. This show makes me miss my bike when I am not on it! Such a lovely wander through Great Britain on 2 wheels. Inspirational and well done.
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
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.