As we plan for our record-breaking World Circumnavigation on Tandem Bicycle in 2022 we will be speaking to different people from the worlds of endurance and cycling to get as much advice as possible. We hope that this will inspire others to come along for the ride and go on their own adventures too!
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Episode 7: Henry Gold, founder of TDA Global Cycling
TDA Global Cycling are the experts in long-distance supported cycling and Henry Gold is their founder. From epic beginnings, as the Tour D'Afrique race, Henry has grown the company to provide cycling tours and holidays in 6 continents and over 80 countries around the World! Henry has a wealth of experience from riding bicycles and organising trips around the World and has had more than his fair share of adventure including being charged by a wild elephant and narrowly escaping with his life!
More about TDA Global Cycling and their massive range of adventures for all sorts of cyclists is available here:
And more about Henry and his adventures on his blog:
Episode 6: Charles Condell, Round the World Charlie
Charlie is the Youngest Person to cycle around the World and tells us about his amazing ride and his adventures. It's great to hear first hand from someone who has not only cycled the World but broken and record along the way and Charlie has loads of practical advice.
To find out more about his adventures his website is: www.rtwcharlie.wixsite.com
but I must admit his Instagram posts with photos from his trips and adventures are great to follow too!
Episode 5: Angela Walker, Velo Elle, long distance rider and day to day cyclist
Angela "Ang" Walker blogs as Velo Elle saying "Hi I'm Ang and I spend a lot of time riding my bike!" and she certainly does!
Coming to cycling long distance as an adult she was soon sucked into the wonderful World of Audax and we chat about some of her most challenging rides such as PBP (Paris-Brest-Paris, 1200km) and the Trans Con (Transcontinental Race, across Europe) where she was part of the first female pair to finish. Despite these amazing achievements, Ang is a wonderfully down to earth woman and an avid supporter of the bicycle as a great means of transport, fitness and fun. She works for the Heeley Trust in Sheffield and with A Different Gear helping get more people on bikes across the city and beyond!
Episode 4: Tim Millikin Round the World Cyclist
In this episode, I speak to Tim Millikin who cycled from Reading UK to Reading Pennsylvania as part of an epic cycle tour. Tim tells me about his adventures and the challenges he faced and also about the variation in banana sandwiches around the World!
Tim has just published a fantastic new book about his travels which is available from his website https://www.timmillikin.com/ along with lots more info about his adventures!
Episode 3: Marcus Mumford, Tandeming Around the World!
In this episode, I speak to someone who's done it already! Marcus and his wife Kirsty set out to cycle the World in tandem in 2014 and returned 851 days later with many exciting tales to tell. We talk about the joys of tandems, the importance of cake and other exciting plans like LeJog as a Bog!
Episode 2: Richard Thoday, Penny Farthing LEJOG World Record Holder
In this episode, I chat with Richard Thoday, fellow Derbyshire cyclist, audaxer and most importantly World Record Holder for riding a Penny Farthing from Land's End to John O'Groats in 4 days 11hrs and 52mins breaking the 113 year old record. Richard gives us some fantastic tips and tells us about his planning and strategy to break a World Record as well as the joys and challenges of riding a Penny Farthing. For more about his amazing ride:www.pennyfarthingendtoend.org.uk