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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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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.

In association with Castelli

    Episode 15 - Jai Hindley's incredible Giro d'Italia

    Episode 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.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 14 - Ben Tulett, the next big thing in British cycling

    Episode 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-repair

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 13 - The one with England and Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster

    Episode 13 - The one with England and Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster

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    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/UCi33DX7KG3M3bI0ipjOP2Eg

    James 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-4

    Joe 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-review

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    • 41 min
    Episode 12 - The new Canyon Aeroad and why aero isn't dead

    Episode 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-ever

    If you prefer your information in video form, then check that out here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1aF4ha-e4Q&feature=emb_title

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    • 35 min
    Episode 11 - Peloton enemies, Champs-Élysées breakaways and Tour de France debuts with Connor Swift

    Episode 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!

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    • 57 min
    Episode 10 - The plight of Pinot and talking the Tour with Felix Lowe

    Episode 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-cyclists

    We 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.

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

adams* ,

FANTASTIC

I really enjoy this podcast.
I think it associates itself well with cyclist.
I enjoy listening about what’s happening with the professional scene and the guy’s opinions along with what we all love doing which going out and cycling our local routes, enjoying them and discussing them after.
Tech talk is just enough to keep you up to date and I enjoy what’s good and not so good!
Great rapport between the commentators and some really good grass roots interviews with pro cyclists who aren’t afraid to give an opinion, which how I think sums the podcast.
It covers the subject I want to listen too as a UK cyclist, discussed by cyclist who have an opinion and we not force feed irrelevant stuff.

Good work.
Keep it up!

KMGiant71 ,

Wonderful stuff

Love the interplay between Joe & James alongside the mix of chit chat, cycle based geekery, and engaging interviews. Great stuff, keep up the good work, gents.

Birdcage Bod ,

Podcast Review

This podcast is a great listen. It’s funny and different to any of the other cycling podcasts that are on offer.

Would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in a different side of cycling content.

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