Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November

On your bike


Why do we love the bicycle? Cycling began its life as a leisure pursuit for middle-aged and wealthy men. Sophie and Neil discuss the bike’s mass appeal, from helping to widen the human gene pool to blazing a trail for the women’s movement.

This week’s question

Who invented the first pneumatic – or air-filled – cycle tyre in 1888?  Was it …

a) John Boyd Dunlop?

b) Charles Goodyear?

c) Harvey Samuel Firestone?

You’ll hear the answer at the end of the programme.