A woman in a green tunic stands under a wide bridge, astride her bicycle, holding an earpiece to her ear.

Rider Spoke

RIDER SPOKE, Blast Theory

Friday 4th June - Sunday 6th June 2021

Starting at Corn Exchange Newbury

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.

Based in Brighton, Blast Theory create internationally celebrated experiences that explore how we connect with strangers and how technology shapes society.

A volunteer steward guides cyclists who are gathering for Rider Spoke outside the Corn Exchange in Newbury.
Audience members gathering for Rider Spoke in Newbury

Rider Spoke Trailer