This is a collection of permanently available radio shows on BBC’s iPlayer Radio service covering topics of interest.
15th July 2016 – The Why Factor: Cycling – The bicycle – and cycling – started out as somewhat of a faddish leisure pursuit, largely the preserve of middle-aged and wealthy men. Yet it quickly became the world’s most popular means of transport and remains so to this day. So what lies behind its mass appeal? Author and life-long cyclist Rob Penn, helps us chart the cultural and social impact of the bicycle. From helping to widen the human gene pool to blazing a trail for the women’s movement.