Media coverage


Global Cycling Network: Interviewed by Jenny Graham for the documentary  ” TrailBlazers” , broadcast May.

BBC CWR: Interviewed by Trish Adudu about the history of women’s cycling in relation to launching Coventry City of Culture celebrations, 5 June



British Library article: B&B featured in an article Women’s Rights: The ride to Independence: Victorian ladies’ cycling fashion written by Charlotte James, 23 Oct.

British Library Podcast: B&B featured onion a podcast to launch the British Library exhibition Unfinished Business: The fight for women’s rights, 23 Oct – 24 Feb 2021. Access the series here.

Global Cycling Network: B&B will feature in a new documentary hosted by Jenny Graham (broadcast 2021 tbc)

Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S): The Transmissions edited collection was reviewed by Yana Boeva on the 4S blog/website

BBC1:  Repeated broadcast –  B&B featured in a BBC1 Countryfile show on the history of women’s cycling

Terry Peloton Book corner: B&B was written up as a one of cycling’s best hidden or long forgotten stories



BBC1:  Bikes & Bloomers featured in a BBC1 Countryfile show on the history of women’s cycling, 19 May

BBC4: Bikes & Bloomers featured in the BBC4 Victorian Sensations documentary about Victorian technology, society and bodies with Dr Hannah, 22 May.


Print and online pieces in The Telegraph (16/04/18) and  The Times (16/04/18)

I wrote a piece for The Guardian Bike Blog (16/04/2018).

I was invited onto Sky News Sunrise (18/04/2018) to introduce and demonstrate the Bygrave convertible skirt.

I was interviewed on BBC World Service World Update(18/04/18) [interview starts at 43:19].

The MailOnline (16/04/18) ran the story based on Press Association copy generated by the press release and the PA copy featured in a wide range of regional newspapers everywhere from South Wales Guardian (16/04/18) and East Lothian Courier(16/04/18) to the Oxford Mail (16/04/18) and Yorkshire Post (16/04/18). Vanessa Feltz also mentioned the book in her Daily Express (18/04/18) column.

The research video made by Goldsmiths about the project has been viewed over 329,000 times. It was shortlisted for a 2019 AHRC Research in Film  award.

I was interviewed on  BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms Show(28/04/18) and talked about some of the London based inventors I’ve focused on in my research and their contributions of early cycling cultures.

LA Public Radio Station KCRW’s Design & Architecture show (8/05/18) [about 3/4 through].

I was invited to write an article in BBC History Magazine, June edition.

Brixton Blog (6/05/18) featured a short piece about the project and focused on the Brixton inventor Alice Bygrave and her convertible cycling skirt.

The book was reviewed in The Atlantic, Casquette, The Spectator, The Times Literary Supplement, the Journal for the Association for British Cycling Coaches, Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Back Channels, Symbolic Interaction journal as well as popular fashion blogs. More here.

I was interviewed live NZ NPR “nights” radio (21/01/19)