Cyclist Magazine Podcast

Cyclist Magazine Podcast

By Dennis Publishing

From the team behind Cyclist Magazine, this is a podcast for lovers of all things cycling, whether you’re a sucker for a sportive, a carbon fibre connoisseur or just Bernard Hinault’s biggest fan. Hosts Joe Robinson and James Spender bring you in-depth conversations from within the world of cycling by the people that know it best, with new episodes every other Thursday.

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Episodes

36. Is the bike industry going bust? Talking to Will Pearson

Pearson Cycles is the oldest bike shop in the world having first opened its doors back in 1860. And after 161 years of trading, these past 18 months have been its toughest.James and Joe are joined by Pearson owner Will Pearson who talks about the big bike boom of the pandemic, why the industry is struggling to keep up with demand and why online retail giants may struggle to offer the massive discounts of the past.If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with Jaybird.Cyclist Magazine Podcast sponsor Jaybird Sport is offering listeners 15% off its VISTA wireless headphones with the code 'cyclist15'. Visit jaybirdsport.com for moreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
05/08/211h 27m

35. Jo Rowsell-Shand on being an Olympic champion

With the Tokyo Olympics finally here we thought it best to get an Olympic champion on the pod. Not just any Olympic champion either, we got double Olympic gold medalist Joanna Rowsell-Shand.Part of the all-conquering women's team pursuit team of London 2012 and Rio 2016, James and Joe chat to Jo about how the Olympics changed her life forever, being part of the British Cycling medal winning machine and why she had to live off energy gels at the Rio games.If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with HJC Helmets and Jaybird.Cyclist Magazine Podcast sponsor Jaybird Sport is offering listeners 15% off its VISTA wireless headphones with the code 'cyclist15'. Visit jaybirdsport.com for moreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
22/07/211h 2m

34. Tom Ritchey, the Godfather of Gravel Part 2

Ride gravel? Ride mountain bikes? Well, you have Tom Ritchey to thank for that, kind of. He is, after all, the Godfather of Gravel.James and Joe joined Tom from his California home (virtually) to bathe in his many anecdotes about the early days of off-road riding around California with Jobst Brandt and pioneering the first off-road bikes. This is Part 2. If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with HJC Helmets and Jaybird.Cyclist Magazine Podcast sponsor Jaybird Sport is offering listeners 15% off its VISTA wireless headphones with the code 'cyclist15'. Visit jaybirdsport.com for moreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
16/07/2138m 54s

34. Tom Ritchey, the Godfather of Gravel Part 1

Ride gravel? Ride mountain bikes? Well, you have Tom Ritchey to thank for that, kind of. He is, after all, the Godfather of Gravel.James and Joe joined Tom from his California home (virtually) to bathe in his many anecdotes about the early days of off-road riding around California with Jobst Brandt and pioneering the first off-road bikes. This is Part 1. Part 2 will be along shortly.If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with HJC Helmets and Jaybird.Cyclist Magazine Podcast sponsor Jaybird Sport is offering listeners 15% off its VISTA wireless headphones with the code 'cyclist15'. Visit jaybirdsport.com for moreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
08/07/2152m 2s

33. Phil Liggett, the voice of cycling

With the Tour de France starting this weekend who better to sit down with than the voice of cycling himself, Phil Liggett.Liggett has offered a soundtrack to cycling for almost 50 years, describing the sport of cycling to millions around the world from the commentary booth.James and Joe chat to Phil about how he got into cycling commentary, his iconic partnership with the late Paul Sherwen, life after Paul and what makes the Tour de France such a special race.*Apologies for the audio problems during the interview, we had some issues!If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with HJC Helmets and Jaybird.Cyclist Magazine Podcast sponsor Jaybird Sport is offering listeners 15% off its VISTA wireless headphones with the code 'cyclist15'. Visit jaybirdsport.com for moreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
24/06/211h 19m

32. Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy on cycling, the media and fake news

Krishnan Guru-Murthy is best known for holding to account everyone from Hollywood A-listers to senior cabinet ministers during his day job as one of Channel 4's news presenters. However what you may not know is that Krishnan is also a road cyclist which gave us a great excuse to get him on the pod.James and Joe sat down with Krishnan to talk about how he got into cycling, his annual London-Paris charity ride, riding a bike in London and this year's Duchenne Dash event at Goodwood motor circuit.There's also plenty of non-cycling related chat about Quentin Tarantino, Jon Snow, Jeremy Corbyn, the current threats faced by the media and the rise of fake news.Here is the clip of Krishnan interviewing Tarantino - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrsJDy8VjZk For more information on the Duchenne Dash taking place on Saturday 3rd July, see here.If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with HJC Helmets and Jaybird.Cyclist Magazine Podcast sponsor Jaybird Sport is offering listeners 15% off its VISTA wireless headphones with the code 'cyclist15'. Visit jaybirdsport.com for moreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
10/06/211h 36m

31. Graham Watson - Stories from the great pro cycling photographer

On today's pod is legendary cycling photographer Graham Watson who joins Joe and James to regale us with some incredible stories from his 40 years in the professional peloton.From his Tour de France capturing the great Merckx to telling Greg LeMond he had won the 1989 Tour de France to witnessing Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck duel on the Tourmalet, Graham has been there for every major drama over the past four decades.Graham talks us through how he became cycling's most iconic photographer, helping a French policeman pull a wheelie on his motorbike during the Tour de France, capturing the moment Mario Cipollini had a fag during a race and much, much more!If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with Sportful and Jaybird.Cyclist Magazine Podcast sponsor Jaybird Sport is offering listeners 15% off its VISTA wireless headphones with the code 'cyclist15'. Visit jaybirdsport.com for moreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
27/05/211h 22m

30. Chris Boardman, the Politician

Joining James and Joe this week is Chris Boardman, Olympic champion, Tour de France yellow jersey wearer, Hour Record holder, Greater Manchester walking and cycling commissioner, Question Time guest and everything in between.Boardman talks us through how the pandemic changed cycling, what's stopping those at the top backing cycling and how embracing two wheels is our only way out of this current crisis and the best way of avoiding the next one, climate change. We also discuss Boardman's brief stint working in his local Halfords last year, aerodynamically testing 10,000 materials including fur and sequins for the 2008 Olympic Games and getting only one portion of free chips for becoming an Olympic Champion.If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with Sportful and Jaybird.Cyclist Magazine Podcast sponsor Jaybird Sport is offering listeners 15% off its VISTA wireless headphones with the code 'cyclist15'. Visit jaybirdsport.com for moreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
13/05/211h 30m

29. Mat Hayman on Paris-Roubaix, life as a sport director and Aussie one-hit wonders

Joining James and Joe on the pod this week is 2016 Paris-Roubaix winner Mat Hayman.The Aussie talks about his switch from the peloton to the team car, the pressures Covid is putting on racing, his iconic Roubaix win five years ago, living in Belgium and one-hit wonder, Daryl Braithwaite.If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with Sportful and Jaybird.Cyclist Magazine Podcast sponsor Jaybird Sport is offering listeners 15% off its VISTA wireless headphones with the code 'cyclist15'. Visit jaybirdsport.com for moreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
29/04/211h 20m

28. Johan Museeuw on the pressures of being 'the next Merckx', meeting his heroes and the ultimate Flandrien

Johan Museeuw – the Lion of Flanders, one of the greatest Cobbled Classics riders of all-time and one of cycling's true hardmen.Now 55 years old, Museeuw chats to James and Joe on the latest Cyclist Magazine Podcast about how he is still stronger than some pros on the bike, how Remco Evenepoel and Wout van Aert need to deal with the pressures of being the 'next Eddy Merckx' and his special bond with former team manager Patrick Lefevere.Johan also settles some debates including Paris-Roubaix or Tour of Flanders, Belgian beer or Italian wine and also declares the ultimate Flandrien.If you want to learn more about Johan Museeuw, read our this profile on the Lion when we visited his Flemish home in 2017 here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/in-depth/5159/the-lion-of-flanders-johan-museeuw-on-returning-from-injury-winning-and-dopingIf you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with Sportful and Jaybird.Cyclist Magazine Podcast sponsor Jaybird Sport is offering listeners 15% off its VISTA wireless headphones with the code 'cyclist15'. Visit jaybirdsport.com for moreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
15/04/2149m 35s

27. Paris-Roubaix Bonus Episode!!!

Yes, we know that the men's and inaugural women's Paris-Roubaix has been postponed until October but that doesn't mean we cannot do some reminiscing about the greatest race in the cycling calendar right now. After all, with the race not taking place on April 11th like scheduled, what else do you expect us to do to fill the void?We called upon friends of the podcast, including Greg LeMond, Sean Kelly, Magnus Backstedt and more, to tell us their most memorable moments from the Hell of the North. Learn how LeMond guided Hinault to victory, why five crashes reduced Kelly to tears and what it's really like to race a wet Roubaix with Rob Hayles.If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!!For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastToday's episode is powered by Komoot, the app that lets you find, plan, and share your adventures.In homage to the best race in the cycling calendar, Cyclist and Komoot want you to plan and ride your own Roubaix-inspired route this weekend. Cobbles, gravel, byways, particularly pot-holed main roads, the lot. Once you’ve got your route and ridden, be sure to tag Cyclist Magazine on Komoot so we can see the very best rides.If you’ve never tried Komoot before, why not? Give it a go.Sign up at komoot.com and use the code CYCLISTPOD to unlock a free Region map bundle. Offer valid only for new Komoot users only, redeemable until 31/12/2021.
08/04/2129m 52s

26. Craig Calfee, the man who brought carbon fibre bikes to the Tour de France

Last month we gave you Greg LeMond. Today, the man who made his bikes, Mr Craig Calfee.The first bike builder to have a full carbon fibre bike raced at the Tour de France, Calfee has always been a man who is ahead of the curve. Listen as Joe and James delve into Calfee's intriguing life of building bikes, missing out on pro contracts, where the big performance gains are to be had in race bikes and how bikes can make a more sustainable world.If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with Sportful and Jaybird.Cyclist Podcast sponsor Jaybird Sport is offering listeners 15% off its VISTA wireless headphones with the code 'cyclist15'. Visit jaybirdsport.com for moreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
01/04/211h 25m

25. Magnus and Elynor Backstedt and their dream of father/daughter Roubaix glory

Paris-Roubaix winner from 2004 Magnus Backstedt and Trek-Segafredo women's rider Elynor Backstedt share the same dream: to become the first father and daughter duo to have both won the 'Hell of the North'.However, for 124 years it was just that, a dream. Because while the men have been able to race the Queen of the Classics since 1896, the women have never had an equivalent race for their own pro peloton – until now.On Sunday 11th April, Covid-permitting, we will see the inaugural women's Paris-Roubaix take place and with that, the dreams of both Magnus and Elynor will have the chance to become reality.In the latest edition of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast*, James and Joe catch up with the duo from their Welsh home to talk about why it has taken so long for the women to earn their own Paris-Roubaix, how Elynor spent her childhood writing to the UCI for a women's Queen of the Classics and how some fatherly advice may help her take home her own cobble one day.* Apologies for the clicking in the introduction, Joe promises to wear fewer zips for the next episode...If you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and make sure to share with your cycling friends!In association with Castelli.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
18/03/211h 23m

24. The Greg LeMond Special Part 2

Joining us this week is three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, the only man to have won the Tour after getting shot!**THIS IS PART 2. IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, PLEASE GO BACK AND LISTEN TO PART 1**James and Joe sat down with Greg to talk about almost everything, so much so we have split the two-hour conversation into two separate episodes.In Part 1, we talk Greg's new bike brand, 'revolutionary carbon fibre', his prior experiences in the market and being the 'most innovative professional cyclist ever'. In Part 2, Greg tells us about how he got into the sport of cycling, turning pro in Europe as an American, his legendary rivalries with Bernard Hinault and Laurent Fignon, the 1989 Tour, the current professional peloton, his worries around mechanical doping and why he thinks the peloton is biologically cleaner. If you want to see LeMond's new range of e-bikes, read Joe's write up of the range here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/9111/greg-lemond-reveals-new-lemond-prolog-urban-e-bikeIf you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and share with your cycling friends.In association with Castelli.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
05/03/211h 18m

23. The Greg LeMond Special Part 1

Joining us this week is three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, the only man to have won the Tour after getting shot!James and Joe sat down with Greg to talk about almost everything, so much so we have split the two-hour conversation into two separate episodes.In Part 1, we talk Greg's new bike brand, 'revolutionary carbon fibre', his prior experiences in the market and being the 'most innovative professional cyclist ever'. In Part 2, Greg tells us about how he got into the sport of cycling, turning pro in Europe as an American, his legendary rivalries with Bernard Hinault and Laurent Fignon, the 1989 Tour, the current professional peloton, his worries around mechanical doping and why he thinks the peloton is biologically cleaner. If you want to see LeMond's new range of e-bikes, read Joe's write up of the range here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/9111/greg-lemond-reveals-new-lemond-prolog-urban-e-bikeIf you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and share with your cycling friends.In association with Castelli.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
04/03/2142m 43s

22. Rob Hayles on carbon jewellery, aerodynamics and bike industry guff

Rob Hayles is a winner of three Olympic medals, two World titles and countless national titles on the track long before it was cool and a British National Champion on the road who then retired for a spot in the commentary booth at BBC Radio Five Live and Eurosport.He is also a man with magical hands who has long been involved in the mysterious world of carbon fibre technology and who owns his own bespoke carbon engineering and jewellery business, Carbon Concepts.We talk to Rob about his love of carbon fibre, how he helped pioneer aerodynamics in the peloton, the horrors of riding for a French team in the early 2000s, why Bradley Wiggins always broke his bikes and how to make a wine bottle holder from a Campagnolo Super Record crank.If you want to learn more about Rob's carbon business, visit carbon-concepts.co.uk.To enter the ultimate kid's cycling jersey competition, visit the entry page here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistkidsjerseyIf you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and share with your cycling friends.In association with Castelli.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
18/02/211h 15m

21. The King Sean Kelly on being one of the greatest of all time and why he should have won the Tour de France .

Our guest on the show this week is the King, Sean Kelly.159 career wins, nine Monuments, one Grand Tour, seven consecutive Paris-Nice, countless other big races, Kelly is one of the greatest road cyclists of all time. James and Joe talk to Sean about that immensely successful career and being ranked the second greatest cyclist ever behind Eddy Merckx, never having to pay for his own pint in Ireland and being recognised in the street, his notoriously strict eating habits including banning bread from his diet, Tour of Flanders and rainbow jersey regrets, that insane Poggio descent in 1992 and why he should have won the Tour de France.We also chat with Sean about the peloton's current crop and ask which rider from today reminds of him most and whether he really did get left behind by his team once.Joe talks about Zwift at the top of the show, we have a guide to the training app/game here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/tutorials/4206/zwift-top-tips-on-how-to-make-the-most-of-the-virtual-appIf you liked this episode, please remember to leave us a review, comment and share with your cycling friends.In association with Castelli.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
04/02/211h 29m

20. Fausto Pinarello on Ineos, Indurain, the future of the bike industry and winning with style

On the show this week is Mr Fausto Pinarello.From his humble beginnings as a frame painter to worldwide domination with the Ineos Grenadiers/Team Sky and all the times he almost bankrupting the company in between, Fausto has done it all.James and Joe chat with the man behind the most successful road bike of the last decade on how his father built the Pinarello brand from nothing, the team's many successful relationships with the likes of Barnesto and Ineos, why he has respect for the Mike Sinyard and Specialized bikes and reveals the one rider he never managed to get on a Pinarello bike.To start the show, James talks about his love of gilets and Joe laments the men's WorldTour team kits of 2021.If you like the episode remember to leave us a review and share with your cycling friends.In association with Castelli.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
21/01/211h 25m

19 . Brian Holm on Cavendish, Jakobsen, retirement, his love of London and dealing with the pandemic

Our guest this week is a bonafide legend of professional cycling, Brian Holm. Deceuninck-QuickStep DS, former brick layer-turned-pro rider, best man to Mark Cavendish, Copenhagen city councillor, best mates with Paul Smith and Paul Weller, Brian has lived a life.James and Joe talk to Brian about almost everything including rider safer and dealing with the Fabio Jakobsen crash, his close bond to Mark Cavendish, whether Ineos Grenadiers will continue being fun to watch, his love of London, why the sport will never have any true rockstars anymore, flirting with retirement and dealing with the pandemic. It's a bumper episode but we promise you will love it!And apologies for some of Brian's audio, we are not sure why it dropped out a few times!James talks about Quickguard mudguards. They form part of our round-up of the best mudguards on the market here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/buying-guides/3865/buyers-guide-best-bicycle-mudguardsIf you like the episode remember to leave us a review and share with your cycling friends.In association with Castelli.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
07/01/211h 29m

Bonus Episode - Angelos Epithemiou, cycling's newest commentator!!!

This Christmas is going to be a bit weird with everything going on. With that in mind, Joe and James thought it would be nice to drop a little bonus episode for you to enjoy over the Festive season.In turns out that the burger-van owning Angelos Epithemiou of Shooting Stars fame fancies himself as the next Carlton Kirby/Ned Boulting. With that in mind, Angelos came on the podcast to offer us some alternative commentary to this year's Tour of Flanders.To watch the video Angelos offers alternative commentary to, click this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDL1myTN9w4We also spoke to Dan Skinner, a man who looks suspiciously like Angelos, on life as a cyclist in Lockdown London and making ends meet as a bicycle courier in the capital.In association with Castelli.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
24/12/2051m 51s

17. Marcus Leach and achieving the impossible

When the challenges get a little crazy, Cyclist sends Marcus Leach. In the latest pod, James and Joe chat to Marcus on his recent scenic JOGLE adventure for Cyclist which saw him ride through some of the UK's most incredibly tough yet beautiful terrain all self-supported during a global pandemic.We also talk about being stalked by giant ants in a Taiwanese jungle and riding all three Grand Tour in one year. Sit back and be inspired, it's a real eye-opener!James talks about cleaning chains and how much he hates it. Thankfully, editor-at-large Stu Bowers is a chain cleaning King and even made a video on how to clean that chain like a pro here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/tutorials/4525/video-how-to-clean-your-bike-chain-and-drivetrain-like-a-pro-in-just-five-minutesJoe watched the 2004 Paris-Roubaix on YouTube recently. That can be found here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeMbALtdWV8If you like the episode remember to leave us a review and share with your cycling friends.In association with Castelli.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
17/12/201h 20m

16. Alex Dowsett on how Covid stole his Hour Record attempt

On the 12th December, Britain's Alex Dowsett was set to take to the Manchester Velodrome to regain the Hour Record from Belgian Victor Campenaerts... then he caught Covid.Joe and James caught up with Dowsett while he was in isolation to talk catching Covid and it forcing him to postpone his Hour attempt, why he was certain he could go better than his 2015 effort and recapture the record and about that memorable Giro d'Italia stage win which kept him in cycling's WorldTour.Joe mentions the new Adidas road cycling shoes which you can find out more about here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/8957/adidas-releases-first-set-of-road-cycling-shoes-in-15-yearsJames talks about the stupidly light Specialized S-Works Aethos he is testing currently. Learn more about that bike here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/specialized/8796/specialized-s-works-aethos-first-ride-review-on-the-lightest-ever-disc-brake-bikeIf you like the episode remember to leave us a review and share with your cycling friends.In association with Castelli.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
03/12/201h 10m

15. Jai Hindley's incredible Giro d'Italia

Jai Hindley came within 20 minutes of winning the Giro d'Italia. Losing a Grand Tour on the final day is a bitter pill to swallow. Thankfully, the 24-year-old Australian Hindley has a steady head upon his shoulders. Because while it was Tao Geoghegan Hart who took home the Giro title, it was Team Sunweb's Hindley who came away with the realisation he can win a Grand Tour one day.The Cyclist Magazine Podcast sat down with Hindley for a long conversation around his Giro experience discussing everything from team leadership dynamics, struggling to put jackets on and wearing the Maglia Rosa in Milan.We also made the surprise revelation that Hindley is half Mancunian and chat about being the only boy at school who shaved his legs and wore lycra on the weekends.If you like the episode remember to leave us a review and share with your cycling friends.In association with Castelli.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
19/11/201h 4m

14. Ben Tulett, the next big thing in British cycling

Ben Tulett may only be a teenager but he is undoubtedly the next big thing for British cycling. He is a two-time cyclocross Junior World Champion, a teammate of Mathieu van der Poel at Alpecin-Fenix and, aged 19, the youngest rider to finish Liege-Bastogne-Liege since 1909.Following in the footsteps of fellow young star Tom Pidcock, Tulett is showing a rapid rise towards the top of the sport and ultimately the dream he has harboured since he was five years old, namely winning the Tour de France. He is definitely one to watch.The Cyclist Magazine Podcast caught up with Ben recently to discuss being teammates with Van der Poel, why racing Liege is like riding in Kent, having a Belgian fan club and his greatest accomplishment – holding the record at his local 10.In association with Castelli.James loves repairing his inner tubes and so should you. Here is a guide on how to patch your tube - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/tutorials/711/the-cyclist-guide-to-inner-tube-repairFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
05/11/201h 18m

13. The one with England and Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster

In association with Castelli. Ben Foster is an 8-time capped England goalkeeper who has played Premier League football for Manchester United, Birmingham City, West Brom and Watford, where he is still currently club captain. But it turns out he is also a cycling fanatic.That's right, he is one of us! A bonafide leg-shaving, Rapha-wearing, Specialized-riding roadie who loves his cycling so much he even uses oversized Ceramic Speed jockey wheels.So we got Ben on to the Cyclist Magazine Podcast to discuss how road cycling became his passion, balancing the bike and football, which footballer would make the ultimate pro cyclist and why he wants to try the Race Across America when he retires.Ben's new YouTube channel, The Cycling GK, has already launched and you can check that out here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi33DX7KG3M3bI0ipjOP2EgJames got all misty-eyed about gravel biking and the Stayer Groadinger. That's probably because Issue 4 of Cyclist Off-Road just hit the shelves! You can buy your copy from the Cyclist shop here - https://shop.cyclist.co.uk/collections/coffee/products/off-road-issue-4Joe talks about the Kask Valegro that he really likes. He reviewed this lid a while back and you can read that here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/reviews/4736/kask-valegro-helmet-reviewFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
22/10/2041m 30s

12. The new Canyon Aeroad and why aero isn't dead

A few weeks ago, Specialized declared the aero bike dead. This week, Canyon revived the aero bike.The new Canyon Aeroad CFR is an out-and-out sprint machine which the German brand claims is its fastest ever road bike.Six years on from the first Aeroad, the German brand has made plenty of changes to this latest bike, not least saving 4.4 whole watts, but also inventing nifty handlebar solutions, comfy seatposts and much, much more.James and Joe speak with the lead engineer on the project, Lukas Schuchnigg, about these big changes, the future of aero bike, which brands he thinks are doing good things in the bike world and which UCI laws need to be scrapped. If you want those nitty and gritty Aeroad details, check out our report here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/canyon/aeroad/8789/canyon-aeroad-cfr-first-ride-review-canyon-s-fastest-bike-everIf you prefer your information in video form, then check that out here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1aF4ha-e4Q&feature=emb_titleFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
08/10/2035m 22s

11. Peloton enemies, Champs-Élysées breakaways and Tour de France debuts with Connor Swift

The 107th Tour de France has just finished and proved to be one of the most dramatic editions in modern history.21-year-old Tadej Pogačar shocked the cycling world on the penultimate day's time trial on La Planche des Belle Filles by overturning a 57-second deficit to Slovenian compatriot Primož Roglič, eventually winning Le Tour by 59 seconds. It truly was one for the ages!But while Slovenian Pogrog battled it out for the Maillot Jaune, there was a 24-year-old Yorkshireman by the name of Connor Swift riding his way around France on Grand Tour debut.As recent as 2019, Swift was racing for the now-defunct British Continental team Madison Genesis at the Tour Series in Redditch. Last Sunday, he finished cycling's biggest race.So James and Joe got on the phone and had a chat with Swift to see what it was like to make his Grand Tour debut, talk being Nairo Quintana's personal bodyguard, whether he made any enemies in the peloton and what it was like to get in a Champs-Élysées breakaway.James also takes us through his recent trip to Italy which included plenty of beautiful mountains and sadness at the demise of the breakfast buffet while Joe gives us a sneak preview into what to expect on the next episode!For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
24/09/2057m 23s

10. The plight of Pinot and talking the Tour with Felix Lowe

We are slap bang in the middle of the Tour de France and there are plenty of things to talk about.James and Joe start off by looking at the plight of Thibaut Pinot. For another year, the Groupama-FDJ man saw his hopes of yellow fade up the side of a mountain as his body failed him yet again. Are the French cursed in their quest for a first Tour title since Bernard Hinault in 1985 or are their riders simply not good enough?As James mentions, Joe also wrote about this in further detail and that article can be found here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/in-depth/8674/is-thibaut-pinot-the-most-human-of-all-professional-cyclistsWe are then joined by Cyclist columnist and Eurosport man-in-the-know Felix Lowe to talk through the first week of the Tour, the rapid rise of Slovenian PogRog and which professional rider would make the best James Bond. Hint, it's Tom Dumoulin.There also some obligatory chat about tyre pressures, expensive chain lube and the time Joe and James saw Fabian Cancellara almost got run over in Richmond Park.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
10/09/201h 3m

9. The Tour de France is finally happening!

It's here, it's finally here! The Tour de France is finally happening. Granted a few months late and a bit different to what we are used to but who's complaining? Not us, and while they cannot be there in the flesh due to logistical and 'legal' reasons, James and Joe have put together a little alternative preview to the three-week lap of France highlighting the stages you better not miss, which riders you need to have posters on your wall of and why there should be a jersey for the best old rider, too!There's also chat about the Swift RaceVox, a T-Mobile Giant TCR eBay bargain and why running could be a necessary evil for amateur cyclists. *Sound issues* Please accept our apologies for the sound issues throughout the episode, we are really unsure what went wrong and Joe was unable to sort despite spending all day trying to fix it! This episode was brought to you by bike insurance specialists Pedalsure. For more, visit www.pedalsure.com/cyclistmag for your bespoke deal today.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
27/08/201h 0m

8. In conversation with Carlton Kirby

The man, the myth, the chosen son. Cyclist spoke to the voice that has narrated many of the biggest moments in professional cycling over the past decade, Eurosport's Carlton Kirby.A man who, quite frankly, divides opinion like no other cycling commentator. Like marmite, some love him and some absolutely hate him.We caught up with Kirby to discuss almost everything from his humble beginnings alongside football's Jeff Stelling, dealing with online abuse and his iconic commentary partnership with the King, Sean Kelly. It's a long one so sit back, pour yourself a glass of Côtes du Rhône and enjoy, we think this is a cracker! For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
13/08/201h 33m

7. The new Specialized Tarmac SL7 and the death of the aero bike

The aero bike is dead. Well, according to Specialized it is. Earlier this week it launched its latest road racing bike, the Tarmac SL7, which not only hits the UCI weight limit of 6.8kg but is so fast in the wind tunnel, Specialized has decided to ditch its dedicated Venge aero bike.That's right, we have got to the point where a lightweight race bike is just as fast as an out-and-out aero bike.So this begs the question, is the aero bike dead?James and Joe caught up with product manager of the new Tarmac SL7, Cameron Piper, to ask him about the end of aero and the other mass changes seen with the new Tarmac SL7, not least that new threaded bottom bracket!James and Joe then mull over where road bikes are headed and what other bike trends could join aero in the bin.James has a gripe about how bikes are not set up properly for the consumer while Joe praises Shimano Ultegra Di2 and laments a diesel 4x4 being promoted by a professional cycling team.For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
30/07/201h 13m

6. A history of Pinarello bikes and a chat with the world's best domestique, Tim Declercq

Bike racing is literally weeks away from returning so to celebrate, we called up the world’s best domestique, Tim Declercq of Deceuninck-Quickstep - it’s official, he won a vote and everything.We had lots to ask him and he had lots to say such as how nervous his all-conquering Classic team get before the start of the Tour of Flanders, how sprinters no longer cooperate with one another in the gruppetto and how he arranges for his wife Tracey to pick him up halfway through Paris-Roubaix so he doesn’t have to ride to the finish line.Oh, and Tim has been spending his lockdown playing computer games and building cots for his newborn daughter, Marilou.And since the turn of the year, James has spent more time riding, visiting and talking about Italian bike brand Pinarello than he has spent time with his own father.Before lockdown, James jumped on a plane to the brand’s base in Treviso, northern Italy, for a tour of its factory conducted by the man himself, Fausto Pinarello. He saw a collection of the most defining bike’s in Pinarello’s history for a feature that can be found on the Cyclist website while he also sat down for a long conversation with Fausto, the profile of which is in the latest issue Cyclist, on sale now.James also rode and reviewed the Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk and is currently riding the Pinarello Grevil gravel bike. Honestly, if he was to go onto Mastermind, Pinarello would be his specialist subject.So with all this knowledge, we talk through the brand’s humble beginnings in the early 1950s to being the bike that has taken 10 Grand Tours in just eight years.Joe mentions the new Continental GP5000 clincher tyre in tan wall, you can read about that here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/8437/continental-releases-tan-wall-version-of-the-gp5000-road-tyreFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
16/07/201h 9m

5. How to go Everesting with Phil Gaimon

Welcome back to Episode 5 of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast.Since lockdown stopped bike racing back in March, it seems like every man, woman and their dog have turned their hand to Everesting, the slightly insidious challenge of riding hill repeats on an individual climb, in one continuous ride until you hit 8,848m of vertical elevation. We called up former WorldTour pro turned YouTuber, author, Strava King of the Mountain getter and former Everesting world record holder Phil Gaimon to discuss how hard it actually is, what the perfect climb for an Everesting record attempt would look like and whether it is actually possible for us mere mortals. James and Joe then discuss some of the hardest rides and sportives they have ever done (all of which are much, much harder than Everesting). James discusses the time he retraced Stage 2 of the 1903 Tour de France, a 374km epic from Lyon to Marseille, while Joe talks about how riding the Paris-Roubaix Challenge left him with swollen fingers for a week.Joe also mentions the Bergkonnig Vintage Festival in Switzerland. You can read more about that here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/in-depth/6400/keeping-it-wool-at-the-bergk-nig-vintage-sportiveAnd if you want to read Joe's review of the Katusha Light rain jacket, that can be found here, too -https://www.cyclist.co.uk/reviews/8388/katusha-light-rain-jacket-reviewFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://cyclistmag.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcast
02/07/201h 7m

4. Tattoos of the pro peloton and the interesting history of the cycling team bus

James and Joe return for Episode 4 of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast.Tattoos are a mark of modern life so it comes of no surprise that the professional peloton is awash with them. From Peter Sagan’s Joker tattoo to the lyrics to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ scribed across Nico Roche, we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly ink of cycling.We even gave Trek-Segafredo domestique Koen de Kort a call about his tattoo collection and how it represents his life as a cyclist, too.Cold meats, chewing gum, concrete flooring, industrial explosiveness, aperitifs. No, it’s not a dinner party around Mario Cippolini’s house, it's a brief list of some of the weird and wonderful things that have propped up professional cycling teams over the years.We discuss the origins of the cycling team sponsor including one, rather sordid sponsor, that gave us the humble team bus.We also kick off the show with our usual natter on things we like and don’t like.For James, it’s the Rapha Pro Team shoes which he absolutely loves. Luckily, he also put digital pen to internet paper to review these knitted kicks, which can be read here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/reviews/7764/rapha-pro-team-shoes-reviewAnd for Joe, it’s buying second-hand jerseys from eBay, something he discussed at length here - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/in-depth/8325/forget-modernity-just-buy-your-cycling-jerseys-from-ebayFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://bit.ly/2W9VZ0t
18/06/2058m 5s

3. Learning nothing new about Lance Armstrong and how to fix your bike with a cable tie

Hello and welcome to Episode 3 of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast!Last week, ESPN released its latest 30 for 30 documentary. A two-part, four-hour deep dive back into the life of cycling's answer to Lord Voldemort, Lance Armstrong.Did we learn anything new? Was it any good? Who's Chad Mountain? Well, Joe and James have answers for all of these questions and more.And in a world where three literally is a crowd, cycling for many of us is becoming lonelier than a Thomas de Gendt breakaway, so in this episode, we discuss tips on how to ride big distances with only a Mars bar and your wits for company. Ok, and a chaintool.If you fancy watching the Lance documentary yourself, here's how - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/8255/how-to-watch-30-for-30-lance-armstrong-documentaryFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://bit.ly/2W9VZ0t
04/06/2054m 1s

2. Bradley Wiggins' Big Yellow Storage

Hello and welcome to Episode 3 of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast.Last week, ESPN released its latest 30 for 30 documentary. A two-part, four-hour deep dive back into the life of cycling's answer to Lord Voldemort, Lance Armstrong.Did we learn anything new? Was it any good? Who's Chad Mountain? Well, Joe and James have answers for all of these questions and more.And in a world where three literally is a crowd, cycling for many of us is becoming lonelier than a Thomas de Gendt breakaway, so in this episode, we discuss tips on how to ride big distances with only a Mars bar and your wits for company. Ok, and a chaintool.If you fancy watching the Lance documentary yourself, here's how - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/8255/how-to-watch-30-for-30-lance-armstrong-documentaryFor more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://bit.ly/2W9VZ0t
21/05/2057m 22s

1. Italy's mystery mountain, Eddy Merckx bikes and ambassador secrets

Hello and welcome to episode 1 of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast, we've been expecting you!On today's episode, Joe and James discuss the Colle Fauniera. A giant mountain in the Italian Alps, it has long been forgotten by the Giro d'Italia but we think it should be near the top of every amateur's bucket list. It's also the home to every ambassador's favourite sweet treat.They also chat about the great one, Eddy Merckx, but not so much about the man himself, rather his bike company that went from hero to zero.Oh, and do forgive Joe's nerves for mistaking Jose Maria Jimenez's name for Juan Miguel Jimenez. Like you, we also don't know who Juan Miguel Jimenez is. And QuickStep only managed five victories in 2011, not 11. How far that team has come!For more on the Cyclist Magazine Podcast - https://www.cyclist.co.uk/cyclistmagazinepodcastSubscribe to Cyclist Magazine now - https://bit.ly/2W9VZ0t
07/05/201h 6m

Introducing the Cyclist Magazine Podcast

Welcome to the brand new Cyclist Magazine Podcast, hosted by digital writer Joe Robinson and deputy editor James Spender! Every other Thursday, we'll discuss topics such as the wonderful world of bike technology at Paris-Roubaix, what bikes are impressing us at the moment, the truth behind carbon fibre technology, professional team sponsors from the past, and our favourite climbs, sportives and Gran Fondos from around the world. Subscribe new on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
28/04/201m 14s
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