20 episodes

A digest of news, interviews, reports, rides, readings, features… from the people at CyclingEurope.org.

The Cycling Europe Podcast Andrew P. Sykes

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.7, 15 Ratings

A digest of news, interviews, reports, rides, readings, features… from the people at CyclingEurope.org.

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 022

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 022

    It may be flatter in The Netherlands but can that really explain why women set off on their bicycles 25-times more often than here in the UK? It seems unlikely. Cycling UK's Women's Festival of Cycling takes place from 11th-31st July. Its aim is to encourage more women to cycle and The Cycling Europe Podcast talks to Cycling UK's Helen Cook about the thinking behind the event and what will be taking place. On July 11th the 4th list of '100 Women in Cycling' will be published by Cycling UK. The podcast speaks to Susan Doram who appeared on the list in 2019 about her cycling journey from the company car to cycling the globe, via much, much more...

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 021

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 021

    This episode of the podcast is going to be slightly different. Rather than talking to a current cyclist, I’m going to be investigating the life of a cyclist from the past. You’ve probably never heard his name before and you’re even less likely to have heard his story. He was a German-born American called Maximilian J. St. George. His story is told via extracts from his book, Traveling Light or Cycling Europe on Fifty Cents a Day read by the actor Jeremy Walker with contributions from the historian Dr James Stout, the cycling writer Michael Hutchinson and two Romanian long-distance cyclists Lehel Benedek and Elod Keresszegi. It’s an epic take of an epic cycling journey from over 100 years ago by the original Mr. Cycling Europe…

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 020

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 020

    When I started writing my first book – Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie – I never imagined that it would one day help encourage a man who I’d never met to chuck in his long-term job and start cycling around the World. But apparently it did. That man is Ian Finlay and in this episode of The Cycling Europe Podcast he tells us about his journey so far through Europe, Asia and across Australia to New Zealand where, yet again, a certain virus put a spoke in his plans…

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 019

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 019

    It doesn't matter who you happen to be, whether it's Mark Beaumont, Josie Dew, Alastair Humphreys, Fred Bloggs or even (dare I say) Andrew P. Sykes, if you're intent upon embarking on a long-distance cycling adventure of your own, at some point you need to move out of your comfort zone, push the bike out of the garden gate and set off cycling, however uncomfortable that may feel, initially at least. That's what Abigail Melton and Lilith Cooper decided to do and they've just written about their experiences as first-time cycle tourists in a new book called Gears For Queers.

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 018

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 018

    If you are a long-distance cyclist in Europe, it's highly unlikely that you have managed to avoid the EuroVelo network of cycling routes. Created and administered by the European Cyclists' Federation, the 16 routes are a source of support and inspiration not just long-distance cyclists but also those who set off on much shorter trips within Europe. But what is the thinking behind the EuroVelo network? Why was it created? What can you expect if you choose to cycle one of the routes? And where is the network going in the future? All questions that we asked Ed Lancaster of The European Cyclists' Federation, the man in charge of developing and promoting Europe's greenest travel network.

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 017

    The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 017

    Epic cycle tours come in many shapes and sizes. Some stretch over many thousands of kilometres, some take in dozens of countries, lots take months, perhaps even years to complete. But few cycle tours take 12 years and still claim to be unfinished. That's what a group of Welsh cyclists have been doing since 2007 since they set off from the port of Holyhead in Anglesey, Wales. The Cycling Europe Podcast spoke to Geraint Rowlands, Owen Peak and Gareth Cadwaladr about their cycle tour of Europe with a difference.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

bob-dodo ,

Touring and much more

I’d read one of Andrew’s books so recognised his name when this popped up in a search, but for those of you who don’t, this is a great podcast covering cycle touring, Andrew’s and invited guests experiences. It’s not a detail filled, technically focused pod - more travelogue, advice and motivation around cycle touring and long distance cycling. Andrew has interesting guests and I enjoy hearing about their experiences and hope to make use of it in my touring.

mobileappz ,

Fantastic cycling podcast

Discovered this Podcast after reading the blog and one of the books. Enjoyed the recent Mark Beaumont interview with good questions and advice. Looking forward to listening to more episodes, very good exercise bike entertainment, especially at this difficult time for any kind of touring / travel. Be prepared because as per the blog it will probably make you want to go on a long and exotic cycling trip.

HarryHardcastle ,

The best cycling podcast I’ve listened to

I’ve read and enjoyed all of Andrew’s books, so was curious to hear the podcasts. I’ve been very impressed with the production values, and have found his relaxed style works well for me. I’ve also been taken with the variety of topics, which somehow seem to have been compiled into well balanced programmes. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of the podcasts, and eagerly await the next. I really need to start planning my own long distance bike ride now!

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