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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 11:04 UK time, Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Are you a vinyl fan? In a world of MP3s and, obviously, CDs, it's getting rarer and more expensive to press up 7" and 12" vinyls, but bands and dance acts still choose to do it. Arctic Monkeys even pressed their recent single, Cornerstone, and sold it only through Oxfam shops.

Huw's carbon neutral record-playing bicycleOn the show last week, I introduced a brand new bike to the show. But not any old bike - this beauty is wired up to a record player, which from now on will play my Carbon Neutral Record of the Week. As my hairy Welsh legs turn, the bike drives the turntable where a needle sits on top of a brand new piece of vinyl, giving it a spin live on BBC Radio 1.

For the first week, it was Two Door Cinema Club's new single, I Can Talk and when I popped into Scott Mills's show recently, I was on the bike playing Unfaithful by BBC Introducing session band, Stornoway.

If you missed the bike making her big debut, here's how it sounded:

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Now, dear readers, we need your help - our beloved bike needs a name. We had a couple of ideas on the show last week like Betty or Sally, but if you've got a better name for her, suggest it below!

Keep an ear out for the bike on the show in future (hopefully when I've had more practice) and don't forget to tune in to tonight's show to find out whether we've settled on a name.


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