News/July 2021
A person standing next to a bike, wearing a longline top, looks down at a smartphone mounted on their bike, with their left hand holding headphones to one ear. The Sydney Opera House appears behind them slightly out of focus.

Photo: Alex Kershaw


Rider Spoke continues to tour the UK and beyond in 2021/22. We will be taking the work to a number of amazing places over the coming months. Visit the Rider Spoke page for new dates as they are added.

You can book tickets now for Hull and Vilnius:


Freedom Festival, Hull
31st August – 4th September 2021


Festival SIRENOS, Vilnius, Lithuania

15th – 23rd September 2021


Norfolk Wonder (part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival), Norfolk

8th – 17th October 2021 (King’s Lynn)
22nd – 31st October 2021 (Great Yarmouth)
5th – 14th November 2021 (Sheringham)

About Rider Spoke

Cycle through the streets, searching for the perfect place to hide a secret. Ride on and the voices of strangers will draw you to new and unknown places.

Rider Spoke invites you on a ride guided by a smartphone app with a narrator and a delicate score by Blanket. Think about the people in your life while you search for hiding places. Record messages and share them with strangers you will never meet. To cycle alone, in the evening, with no particular destination offers a rare freedom.

Rider Spoke premiered with a sold-out season at the Barbican in London and has since been shown in 20 cities worldwide.


We have tested Rider Spoke for use by audiences with diverse access needs. We welcome you to take part on your bicycle, wheelchair, mobility scooter, alternative cycle or on foot. We also offer some assistive technologies, suggested routes and additional assistance – including a free ticket for your Personal Assistant – on request. Please read the Access FAQs to find out more and contact the relevant Ticket Office to book a ticket with additional assistance. For full T’s&C’s click here.


Rider Spoke was first shown at the Barbican in London in October 2007 and has subsequently been presented in Adelaide, Athens, Brighton, Bristol, Budapest, Cambridge, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Falmouth, Newbury, Norwich, Kupio, Leeds, Linz, Liverpool, Madrid, Sydney and Terni.

Rider Spoke was developed in collaboration with the Mixed Reality Lab at University of Nottingham, Sony Net Services and the Fraunhofer Institute as part of the European research project IPerG (Integrated Project on Pervasive Gaming).