Bicycles for the Minority

Posted by chdot on May 9, 2007

But only in a TV channel sense. Tonight (WEDNESDAY) on BBC4 (8.30 – with repeats over the next few days) is a half hour programme titled “Thoroughly Modern: The Bicycle”. As the Radio Times RT reviewer, Geoff Ellis, says –

“These short, unassuming programmes repay the minimal viewing effort required with a heap of history and design. It’s efficient and informative, although no TV programme could live up to the billing for the bicycle – the greatest invention of all time. It’s an enjoyable excursion into diamond frames, Sturmey-Archer gears and a flock of old makers’ names like BSA, Sunbeam and Humber. Add a slice of social history and you could find yourself agreeing with the contributor, who predicts a renaissance for the bicycle is just around the corner.”

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