Tomorrow (27 July) on BBC Four at 21:00. 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.
The same evening also features:
Death on the Mountain: The Story of Tom Simpson
A look at the 1967 Tour de France, when British cyclist Tom Simpson died trying to climb Mont Ventoux.
Thoroughly Modern… The Bicycle
How the Edwardians promoted the bicycle as a truly democratised means of transport.