99. Daniel Troia cycled across America with no food or money
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6d ago
This week James and Will talk to Daniel Troia, who cycled coast-to-coast across America (and back) with no food or money, then made a film about it: We Are All In This Together. With only basic camping gear and his trusty Surly tourer, Daniel begged and borrowed his way across the States in the hope of answering the question of the age: as a society, how divided are we? Along the way he met some extraordinary characters, made extraordinary connections and undertook some extraordinary feats, from sleeping in toilets to riding through deserts to living out of dustbins. It's an incredible tale ..read more
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98. African cycling pioneer David Kinjah, the man who made Chris Froome
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3w ago
Joining James and Will this week is David Kinjah, Kenyan former pro cyclist who was the first black African to ride for a European team, competed at World Championships and Commonweath Games, founded the Safari Simbaz Cycling Trust and mentored many young African cyclists including one Christopher Clive Froome. Kinjah talks us through his journey into pro cycling, his experiences in Europe, Chris Froome and African cycling in 2024. Interview starts at 5:47. -- This episode is brought to you by JOIN, the training platform that sets you up with training plans that adapt on the go. Listeners o ..read more
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97. Cycling to the South Pole with Maria Leijerstam
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1M ago
On the latest episode of the podcast, James and Emma are joined by Maria Leijerstam, a British adventurer and world record holder. In 2013 Maria became the first person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the continent. This epic, and rather dangerous, journey took her ten days 14 hours and 56 minutes. We caught up with Maria to hear all about her record setting journey, the highs and the lows, what cycling in Antarctica is really like, and how she ended up deciding it was a good idea. Maria also talks about her other adventures, including taking on the Siberian Black Ice Race which ..read more
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96. The future of cycling, from economics to Lost Dot racing
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1M ago
To start 2024 off with a bang, James and Emma are joined by not one but two guests. First up is Mark Sutton, editor of Cycling Electric and all-round cycling industry news specialist who explains the current state of the cycling industry, looking at the past few turbulent years and what the future might hold. Mark shares his views on the industry landscape, discusses value vs volume brands, the boom of subscription models and whether 2023 was the bike industry’s worst year ever. Second on the podcast is Andrew Phillips, race director of Lost Dot, the organisation which runs the Transcontine ..read more
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94. Adam Hansen, 20 back-to-back Grand Tours and president of the CPA
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2M ago
This week Will and James are joined by Adam Hansen, ex-pro and president of the professional riders union. As a rider, Hansen completed a record 20 consecutive Grand Tours, riding as a super-domestique first for Mark Cavendish and then for the bulk of his career with André Griepel. Hansen is also an incredible polymath, making his own carbon shoes (which weigh 76g) and writing bespoke software for this cycling team's logistics. His current day job is as president of the CPA - the Cyclistes Professionnels Associés, which represents most pro riders. He's also a staunch vegan who can go as deep a ..read more
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93. Nigel Mitchell, Team Sky's sports nutritionist
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3M ago
James is joined by ex-Team Sky sports nutritionist, Nigel Mitchell. Nigel has been a top clinical sports nutritionist for more than 25 years, with nearly a decade spent helping Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome win Grand Tours, followed by work with Team GB sailors, skiers and triathletes and more WorldTour cycling teams. In this episode, Nigel discusses the old school world of cycling nutrition and the revolutionary approach he brought to the WorldTour, plus how you can work out how to fuel on the bike based on your body, and what the future of sports nutrition looks like. Nigel is currently ..read more
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92. Leigh Timmis is the fastest man across Europe
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3M ago
This week Robyn and James are joined by ultra-cyclist Leigh Timmis, the fastest man across Europe, pedalling 6,330km from Cabo do Roca in Portugal to Ufa, Russia in just 16 days, 10 hours and 45 minutes. Leigh also held the record for the furthest distance cycled in seven days - 3,589km - and has also ridden around the world. Only that one took a bit longer than usual - about seven years. Our chat with Leigh begins at 6.12 Leigh Timmis has just released his first book, The Race of Truth (Summersdale), a candid account of sacrifice, inner battles and superhuman efforts as he made his record b ..read more
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91. Alex Dowsett tells all about pro cycling
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4M ago
This week Will and James are joined by Alex Dowsett, six-time British National TT champ, twice Giro d'Italia stage winner and one-time Hour record holder. And he did this all while competing with haemophilia. Now retired, Alex has just released his autobiography, Bloody Minded (Bloomsbury), a candid account that pulls no punches, either when assessing his own performance or telling it like it was, from crap components to dodgy team owners to going-it-alone for the Hour. Happily, he's up for discussing it all, and more, on this week's show. Interview starts at 4:20 Alex founded his charity ..read more
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90. SD Worx's Anna Shackley is Britain's next cycling star
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4M ago
For this week’s episode, Emma and Will are joined by the formidable Anna Shackley who rides for SD Word and, who at just 22 years old, has had a glittering summer. Often the domestique, Shackley has her own set of decent results. Highlights include a win in the under-23 race at the British National Championships (5th overall), third place in the under-23 race at her home World Championships in Scotland, second place at the first Tour de l’Avenir Femmes, a top-10 finish at the Tour de Romandie (supporting Demi Vollering to victory) and second place at the under-23 European Championships. Not ..read more
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89. Ex-pro Christian Meier is an elite runner now
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5M ago
Joining Will and Emma this week is former pro road racer Christian Meier. The 38-year-old, who rode for Garmin-Chipotle and GreenEdge, recently took up trail running and this year won one of the world's biggest races in France. In this episode Meier discusses falling out with cycling, finding a new sport his ambitions in running. Meier is also one of the fore-founders of Girona's cycling scene, founding institutions La Fabrica, Espresso Mafia and The Service Course with his wife Amber, he talks to us about how the Spanish city has changed over the years and how he's developing the running com ..read more
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