Ride of My Life on BBC4

July 29th, 2010

Rob Penn Ride of My Life retrobikeFor those who missed it BBC4′s Ride of My Life program is well worth checking out. Author Rob Penn travels around the world collecting handbuilt parts for his dream bicycle and charts the social history of one of mankind’s greatest inventions. On his travels he visits Brian Rourke, Brooks, Campagnolo and Chris King amongst others and even take in a run of the Repack with Charlie Kelly and Joe Breeze.
The program is available on the BBC iPlayer, click here to watch. Unsure if this will work for those outside the UK, perhaps someone could advise.
The book on which the program was based, ‘It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness On Two Wheels’ is available here. Have bought a copy so will let you know what it’s like. If the infectuous enthusiam Rob Penn displays on the TV is translated to the written word it’s sure to be a good read!
The program is currently being discussed in the forum, click here to join in.
Many have also noted Rob was wearing one of our retrobike t-shirts for a good portion of the show, these are of course available from the retrobike shop. Click here to order one.

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