Host Lewis Ciddor (winner of the 2018 Tour Divide) brings you interviews with guests from all over the world to talk bikepacking, ultra endurance racing and adventure cycling!
26: Natt Williams - Bikepacking the Iceland Divide route
Natt Williams joins me from London on this episode to tell us all about his trip down the 550km Iceland Divide route that traverses the island North-South. The route crosses desolate glaciers and lava fields, with no towns or resupply options for its entire length!
Natt's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natt.ewill/?hl=en or @natt.ewill
25: Ross Burrage - Tour Divide Redemption and the Masaka Cycling Club
Good friend of the podcast and host of the Hidden Athlete Ross Burrage joins me to tell us about his story of redemption on the Tour Divide route in 2019 after calling it quits on the race in 2017 before he made it out of Montana. He also shares his story of how he became involved with the Masaka Cycling Club while training for his 2019 Divide run in Uganda.
24: Faith Hunter - A Wider World
Melbourne local Faith Hunter joins me this week to talk about this history of women cycling in Australia in the 1890's. The birth of the modern bicycle was linked directly with the women's suffrage movement and also facilitated unprecedented levels of freedom and independence for women from traditional Victorian social standards. Many people will know about the history of the Overlanders racing their bikes across the country from city to city to best each other's records, but Australian women, although not as well documented, were out their overcoming social stigma and abuse pushing the limits of what was possible on the bike.
23: Josh Ibbett - GB Duro and Unsupported/Self-Sufficient Bikepacking
The winner of this year's GB Duro Josh Ibbett joins us fresh off the trail to talk about his victory. The race underwent some significant rule changes this year to accomodate the situation of the pandemic responsibly. Riders were required to be entirely self-sufficient from the start of the race, carrying all their food for the entire journey. Stepping foot into any business or public building for resupply or shelter would mean disqualification. These rule changes made for a very interesting race dynamic and one that we have never seen before in bikepacking. Josh talks us through how the race unfolded and some of the logistical challenges he faced in light of the new rules.
Josh's GB Duro bike and gear setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu0RsE9-Ta0
VIideo from Josh's Tour Divide race last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqgWRjG9M2s
Support the show:
22: Tech Talk 4 - Navigation for Bikepacking with Emma Flukes and Ty Domin
This week is another Tech Talk episode! This time around, tackling the topic of navigation for bikepacking. I'm joined by Ty Domin and Emma Flukes for a round table discussion to cover everything from our route planning processes, navigation devices, phone apps, and GPS communicators/trackers such as InReach, Spot and ePIRB/PLBs.
Support the show:
21: Patrick Farnsworth - Bikes or Death, Bikepacking Podcast Mega Collab Ep
This week Patrick Farnsworth, host of the Bikes or Death Podcast joins me for a really fun episode with a twist! A co-hosted episode where we talk about bikepacking, media in the sport, how Patrick got started with the Bikes or Death Podcast and then he turns the mic on me and asks me some questions about my bikepacking, ultra racing and route creation!