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We caught up with the recently retired Lucy van der Haar (née Garner) about her career. From entering the sport through riding penny farthings, to becoming World Junior Road Race Champion ... twice. From the difficult transition to elite women's racing, riding for some of the biggest teams in the world with Argos-Shimano and Wiggle High5 and findin…
 
We caught up with master frame builder and founder of Barbastelle, Tom Skinner, about the wonderful and fascinating world of artisan, hand-built steel frames. We discuss his journey into bike building, how it works, how it has evolved over the years, what you should consider when buying a hand-built frame, steel bikes that weigh just 5.5kg, carbon,…
 
We caught up with Club Cicli Artigianali's Bob Johnson and Chris Netherclift who talk us through the amazing world of vintage bikes. How they started collecting them, the amazing craftsmanship, the growing global movement, Eroica and many other events, how you can start collecting, their London cycling club and the growth it has seen and much more.…
 
Fascinating chat with cycling journalist Tom Owen about the stresses of covering this season, how live feeds work, some of his amazing adventures and articles for the likes of CyclingTips, including bike packing in Spain and Macedonia. We also discuss cycling in Jordan, Greece and many other destinations. Tom also gives us an amazing insight into t…
 
Alex Ostroy of Ostroy, NYVeloCity, NYFG gives us an amazing insight to his story, the New York cycling scene, the amazing brand he's built with Ostroy, the growth and success of NYVeloCity.com and its involvement in Lance Armstrong's outing. He's also been involved in some amazing community cycling projects growing the sport in NYC including I Chal…
 
This week we caught up with Velon CEO Graham Bartlett to hear about the superb work Velon have been doing since their inception. Some of the challenges they have faced along the way, where they are trying to get to, the Hammer Series, how best to get their content, what YOU can be doing as a fan to help grow the sport and we also need your help ...…
 
We caught up with John Croom to hear about his amazing journey from playing American Football and competing as a heavyweight wrestler to becoming an elite track cyclist, a US record holder, with multiple national titles and a Pan American Games win. He's also got a brilliant podcast - The Coffee and Van chats podcast - works with some top sponsors …
 
We caught up with top chef Henrik Orre who talks us through his journey from becoming a chef to building a Two Michelin Star restaurant and then moving into cycling; firstly with the Norwegian Cycling Federation and then with Team Sky where he spent five years. He gives us a brilliant insight into what the riders eat and when, the logistics of how …
 
Rory Sutherland has seen a lot and he kindly joined us after La Flèche Wallonne last week to talk us through his career; from arriving in Europe, his early years in Belgium with Rabobank, before racing in the US for five years and returning to ride in Europe with Saxo Tinkoff, Movistar, UAE Team Emirates and now Israel Start Up Nation. We talk abou…
 
We absolutely loved catching up with former pro, coach, bio-hacker and podcaster Anthony Walsh about his career and journey. From racing in France and the US, to running multiple businesses before taking stock and discovering a new way to train and lead your life, which is now what he is sharing with you all through his Roadman Cycling coaching and…
 
We caught up with professional 'cycling bum' Alain Rumpf about his 36 years in cycling. From racing to working with the UCI for 20 years, to cycling guiding in the Swiss Alps to now, providing some of the most wonderful cycling content we all love to see. We discuss a tremendous amount, from the tarnished era of cycling – doping and its impact – th…
 
We caught up with Ian Field who is 5 times British Cyclocross Champion about his journey, British Cycling, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross obsession in Belgium, Wout van Aert, Matthew van der Poel, Toon Aerts, Tom Pidcock, approaches to coaching, his Veld Cycling coaching business, cyclocross for schools and much more. Get in touch with Ian or learn mo…
 
Listening to the inspirational author James Nestor talk about his new book, Breathe, on the Joe Rogan Podcast, he mentioned the amazing Iced Viking - Chuck McGee III. We dropped Chuck a note to see if he wanted to join us on the podcast and despite his post Rogan fame, luckily for us, he agreed. Over the last year or so, we'd become more conscious …
 
Triathlon on a cycling podcast? We caught up with the CEO of XTRI Stuart McInnes about their 14 amazing endurance events in some of the most spectacular and challenging terrains in the world. It is triathlon but not as you know it as they seek to create stunning experiences that are far beyond the athletic endeavour. We discuss the synergies in the…
 
We caught up with Rich Lang, who basically ticks every box with regards to the guests we have on the show and the topics we like to cover. He's an Australian former pro, having raced internationally with the Australian Institute of Sport alongside Michal Matthews, Luke Durbridge and Rohan Dennis; before racing with Pro-Conti team Rapha in the UK. A…
 
We caught up with charismatic former pro rider, team manager, top coach and founder of the innovative SpatzWear - Tom Barras. We talk through his racing career taking on some of the biggest races in the world while living in Belgium before returning to the UK to race domestically picking up 100 wins in the process. He set up a successful coaching c…
 
We caught up with industry insider Troy de Haas. Former Australian athlete Troy moved into cycling from travel when he took up the position of Head of Sport with BMC. Based in Switzerland, he was responsible for looking after their pro team, as well as their mountain bike, triathlon and other athletes and ambassadors. He oversaw tremendous success …
 
We caught up with Hans Flensted-Jensen, a Danish cyclist living in Oslo, Norway; about cycling in both countries, gravel, bike-packing, Dare Bikes, Uno X Pro race team, mid-summer riding through the night and building one of the most thriving cycling communities anywhere in the world, the Oslo Dawn Patrol. With its twice weekly rides they've had ov…
 
A delightful catch up with legendary Brian Smith. We talk through his career, racing one of the dirtiest Giro's in history, being Lance Armstrong's teammate at Motorola in 1994, twice winning the British Championship, being an Olympian, the challenges of doping and EPO. We also discuss his career as as a team manager at Cervelo Test Team, NetApp En…
 
We caught up with former British U23 Champion and current British Hill Climbing Champion, Ed Laverack, to discuss his career to date, racing around the world, hill climbing, Tour of Britain, bikes, training, insane power numbers, the structure of professional cycling, the future of professional cycling, his brilliant YouTube channel, how he's manag…
 
We caught up with Julien Verlay for a chat about Haute Route, Rapha, MAAP, Festka, Open Bikes, riding in Paris, the Pyrenees, this year's Haute Route Ventoux, long distance riding, Paris-Brest-Paris, the Cevennes region of France, 'The Rider' by Tim Krabbe, this year's Tour de France and when France will get a winner, the joys of exploring the worl…
 
A legendary former pro, multiple TdF stage winner and ex-British Champ described him to us as 'cycling's man of the moment' and we couldn't describe him any better. Dan Bigham is the founder of trade team Huub Watt Bike and the aero accessory company Watt Shop. He is one of the fastest pursuit and team pursuiters in the world. He was due to be goin…
 
How do you introduce Emma Pooley? She has ten Olympic, World and Commonwealth medals, including becoming the World ITT Champion in 2010. She has six World Cup victories and seven Stage Races wins to her name, not to mention multiple tri and duathlon victories. Not bad for someone who considers themselves a runner at heart! She also has a PhD in geo…
 
As cyclists, we all love to take a photo when out on a ride; the view, the selfie. However, capturing iconic race moments, documenting the sport, climbs, the adulation and the pain is an art and it feeds our love of the sport. Cycling photographer Alex Duffill has already worked with brands Rapha and Pas Normal Studios; publications such as Cyclist…
 
Is there anything this man cannot do? Stu was an elite mountain biker, cycle cross racer competing as a pro and representing Team GB in both disciplines. He was also a a team mechanic for the British team before becoming the tech specialist for Cycling Weekly. Eight years ago, he joined the team that launched Cyclist Magazine as their Deputy Editor…
 
We caught up with elite physio and founder of Body Mechanics, Dave Emsley, about various approaches to physiotherapy, the Integrated Systems Model, biomechanics, posture, cycling, cycling injuries, bike fit, mistakes cyclists make, tests you can try at home, yoga, pilates, cranial, foam rolling, massage guns and loads more. Contact Body Mechanics i…
 
Steve Cummings lit up the pro peloton for over fifteen years with his clear strength, panache and mastery of the breakaway. He won many races around the world including the Tour of Britain, a stage at the Vuelta, two amazing victories in the Tour de France, winning the British road race and time trial National Championship in the same year, not to …
 
Rising Chilean cycling star, Catalina Anais Soto Campos joins us to share her amazing and inspirational story of her journey from racing track in Santiago, Chile to racing in Europe for the UCI World Cycling Centre in Agile, Switzerland via Melbourne Australia. Her drive and determination is contagious, at just 19 she's seen and experienced so much…
 
In 2017 Jacob Hennessy burst onto the world cycling scene with a spectacular win at Ghent-Wevelgem (U23). His journey to winning that race is utterly remarkable and his rollercoaster journey as a pro since then just highlights what a mad world pro-cycling is for those of us on the outside. Facing crossroads in his career on a couple of occasions, J…
 
We caught up with climber extraordinaire Hannah Rhodes who, as an amateur, smashed the Women's World Everesting Record in the Lake District, UK. At the time, she also took the U.K. overall Everesting record. An amazing achievement, we caught up with Hannah to discuss, why, how, the preparation that went in to it, Everesting tips and tricks, her tra…
 
We caught up with cycling writer and journalist Chris Sidwells for a great chat about his uncle, Tom Simpson, Sir Chris Hoy, Chris Boardman, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Eddy Merckx, pro racing, favourite races, how racing has evolved over the years, many tales from the peloton and much much more. Grab a coffee, sit back and let Chris take you on a journey…
 
Cafés have become the heartbeat of cycling communities around the world. We caught up with one of the three founders of Four Boroughs, Ed Lochee-Bayne, to discuss jumping off the corporate treadmill and pursuing the dream. The journey, challenges, working with local businesses, coffee, beer, kombucha, cycling and loads more. It's an inspiring story…
 
Founder and CEO of rapidly growing performance cycling apparel brand Le Col, Yanto Barker, joins us to discuss his professional cycling career – both of them, and his sabbatical in between. We talk about his journey from having an idea to growing Le Col into one of the most desired brands out there; delving into building a business, his focus and w…
 
A fascinating insight into the science behind the sport. From lab testing athletes and why it's not only for elite cyclists, how training works and how it makes you go faster, adaptation, over training, under recovery, different engines for different disciplines, sleep, improving endurance performance, supplements, consistency of training, inspire …
 
We caught up with Shannon Bufton, founder of Serk Cycling, about the growth of cycling in China, exploring the Himalayas, Everest, the world's greatest descents, dressing as a panda at the Tour of Beijing, gravel in Kyrgyzstan, cycling culture in Beijing, titanium frames built for adventure, new places still be be discovered, a tour to North Korea …
 
We caught up with ex pro mountain biker and gravel racer Ryan Steers to talk all things US races including Leadville 100, Dirty Kanza and loads of other cool races across the US. We also discuss working with Floyd Landis and Dave Zabriskie doing cool gravel trips in the Malibu Hills and Floyd's growing CBD business – Floyd's of Leadville. How CBD w…
 
Ade Hill, his wife Shelley and their amazing team support riders doing some of the most epic events in the Alps, Dolomites and Pyrenees as well as running some of the best regarded bespoke trips. We speak to Ade about all this and much more; from favourite climbs, new events, the Tour de France, raclettes, milkshakes and much much more. Find out mo…
 
We caught up with trainSharp coach and experienced elite rider Chris McNamara about racing in the UK and Belgium in the 90's and how it's evolved over the years. The growth of British Cycling. Coaching, who it's for, how it works, how coaching has evolved. Identifying up and coming talent. The structure of cycling, this year's Tour de France plus l…
 
Rob McManmon, founder of Bike Tour Japan, gives you a superb understanding of what cycling is on offer in Japan. When to go, where to go, while also dispelling myths, and talking food, climbs, roads, bike paths, ryokans, temples and so much more. He is a big believer in the whole experience, from epic climbs to making sake. Bike Tour Japan Rob's lo…
 
From surviving a stroke at 30 years old, to becoming a wellness and tech Entrepreneur. Mind:Unlocked founder Niraj talks us through what he learnt along the way and how it's relevant for cyclists and even more so during these crazy times. Free, globally available mental well-being resources: https://mindunlocked.co/covid19mentalwellbeing/ Free guid…
 
Doug Shaw, founder of Edinburgh Bike Fitting, joins us for a deep dive into the importance of correct footwear and the impact it can have to a cyclist's comfort and performance. Spoiler, it's huge. Checks you can do yourself at home; things to consider when buying shoes and fitting your cleats; the use of inner soles and choosing pedals. Download t…
 
Expert bike fitter, Doug Shaw, founder of Edinburgh Bike Fitting, joins us to chat through his background, bike fitting, some things to consider and some tests you can do yourself to check you are in the optimal position while we are all on lockdown. Contact Doug: contact@edinburghbikefitting.com - www.Edinburghbikefitting.com - Their online bike f…
 
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You can find Abdullah's beautifully shot documentary about the 2017 Indian Pacific Wheel Race at the bottom of this Spoke article: https://unfound.cc/spoke/meeting-abdullah-zeinab/ The Unfound App is available in iTunes and on GooglePlay, alternatively find us at: www.unfound.cc You can find Abdullah on the Unfound platform or on Instagram where hi…
 
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