Highway Cycling Group and The Bike Show

18:30 Monday 29th June, listen to the Bike Show on resonance FM to hear what happened when Jack Thurston of the Bike Show rode through The Highway Cycling Group’s patch on day two of his epic ride from London to Bristol. Listen in as we visit The Hackpen Clumps where the HCG founder’s ashes are scattered, and look out over the Wiltshire landscape.

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Find out what happens if you take a Lemond Etape with a cheap back tyre at speed down Green Lane, the rutted, flint-strewn, chalk scar that drops from the Ridgeway to Avebury.

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Walk with us as we make a circuit of the stone circle and speculate wildly on its origins. Join us as we drink in the pastoral scene of two highland cows enjoying the shade of a horse chestnut tree.

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And gasp in amazement as Jack interviews me whilst riding along a recently restored canal path between Chippenham and Lacock. Throughout, I invite you to smirk at my funny sounding voice and my wheezing as I try to keep up with Jack.

Finally, don’t forget to donate to Resonance FM to help keep the Bike Show on the air.

If you missed the show, you can download the podcast or listen at the Bike Show web page

Thank you very much to Jack Thurston for inviting me to be his guide through the Wiltshire landscape, and for an absolutely splendid day, including, but not limited to, lunch at the Red Lion – Avebury, a dip in the river at Lacock*, and some speedy puncture repair.

Jack Thurston prepares to take a dip in the river, Lacock, Wiltsire

Jack Thurston prepares to take a dip in the river, Lacock, Wiltsire

* Where we were joined by Daniel Start, author of Wild Swimming and Wild Swimming Coast two books I most heartily recommend if you fancy a dip in the river or sea.

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5 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. David, I enjoyed this enormously. So good to hear a connection with the landscape, and a shared understanding and appreciation. Inspiring.

    • Cheers Lakey, I feel some psychogeographical rides coming on, a mid-speed flâneur gig.

  2. I just caught this edition of the bike show, and want to pass on congratulations for an excellent contribution to an interesting programme.

    • Thanks GOM1, it was one of the best days cycling I’ve ever experienced, I think Jack did a brilliant job editing it together to make an evocative piece. I’ve been feeling a bit estranged from the bike in the last couple of weeks, as always The Bike Show has given me more encouragement to ride. Thanks for reading, and also thanks for listening.

  3. Very enjoyable: it brought back memories of school trips walking down the Ridgeway. I particularly enjoyed the cows and your breathlessness.


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