The Reality Of Chasing the World Cup Dream – Stefan Garlicki


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Stefan Garlicki is a South African World Cup racer with a crazy story that we can learn a lot from. We chat about Stefan’s horrendous injuries which pushed him to the point that he suffered from PTSD and panic attacks. Stefan has worked hard super hard on his recovery, and part of that has even led to him learning to backflip! We also find out what it’s like to come from South Africa and learn to race in Europe. Stefan gives some great insight into the dedication it takes to work your way up the World Cup ranks. Chatting with Stefan personally gave me some really great perspective on things, and helped me focus on what’s important. I hope you enjoy listening to what he has to say. So hit play above and listen to this episode with Stefan Garlicki. You can follow Stefan on Instagram @stefangarlicki. Supporting Partners Canyon Bikes This episode is supported by Canyon Bikes. Canyon has just updated their eBike range, and they now all feature the amazing Shimano EP8 motor, providing 85Nm of torque. They've also launched a brand new model, the Torque:ON with 180mm travel, 63.5 head angle and a playful ride for all your gravity needs, without a chairlift or a shuttle. If that's a bit much then there's the 150mm Spectral:ON that will enable you to cover much more ground on your trail rides, and the 130mm Neuron:ON and hardtail Grand Canyon:ON too. What's even better is that they are currently in stock in most countries. If they aren't in stock with you, then they will be soon and you can sign up for a notification on the Canyon site. So if you're interested in an eBike this year, then head over to now and check them out. Podcast Stuff If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We've got sweatshirts and hoodies too! For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. You'll find all the links you need at You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to request permission to join the group and get involved! Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at Photo - Stefan's iPhone

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