To cycle with no particular destination offers a rare freedom. Guided by a narrator and a delicate score by Blanket, explore the city by bike for an hour in search of the perfect place to hide a secret. Think about the people in your life while you ride. Record messages and share them with strangers you will never meet. Ride on and the voices of strangers will draw you to new and unknown places.
To take part, you are provided with a smartphone and handlebar mount. Bring your bike or borrow one of ours to begin your ride. We also offer a range of accessible options for non-cyclists (see Access FAQs to learn more). Rider Spoke premiered with a sold-out season at the Barbican in London and has since been shown in 22 cities worldwide.
Rider Spoke has 5 riders starting every 15 minutes. Book your start time below.
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Presented by: Blast Theory
Blast Theory make interactive art to explore social and political questions. The group’s work places the public at the centre of unusual and sometimes unsettling experiences, to create new perspectives and open up the possibility of change.
Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group draw on popular culture and new technologies to make performances, games, films, apps and installations.
Blast Theory have shown work at the Venice Biennale, Tribeca Film Festival and Tate Britain with commissioners including Sundance Film Festival and the Royal Opera House.
Blast Theory have been nominated for four BAFTAs and won the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica and the Nam June Paik Art Center Award.
Founded in 1991, Blast Theory are based in Brighton in the UK.