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Presenter Ian Parkinson and executive editor Ian Cleverly chat to an array of special guests from road racing’s great champions to WorldTour royalty, industry figures, leading photographers and race organisers.

In between putting the cycling world to rights and thoughtful discussion of the sport’s talking points, there are competitions and chat about the best bits of the latest award-winning magazine.

The Rouleur Podcast Rouleur Magazine

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Presenter Ian Parkinson and executive editor Ian Cleverly chat to an array of special guests from road racing’s great champions to WorldTour royalty, industry figures, leading photographers and race organisers.

In between putting the cycling world to rights and thoughtful discussion of the sport’s talking points, there are competitions and chat about the best bits of the latest award-winning magazine.

    Rouleur Podcast January - Adam Blythe

    Rouleur Podcast January - Adam Blythe

    Adam Blythe rode for some of the biggest teams in racing over his ten-year professional career – Tinkoff, BMC, Orica-Greenedge and Lotto Soudal – but it was his year with British squad NFTO that proved most fruitful and fun, including his win at RideLondon in 2014.


    Adam joins our own Stuart Clapp and host Ian Parkinson on the sofa at the Rouleur Classic to talk through past, present and future, the troubled state of domestic UK racing, being a TV pundit, and racing with a hangover. His advice? Don’t do it, kids.


    Desire editor Stu, meanwhile, has been razzing around the Peckham BMX track on his Brompton, has a new bike to wax lyrical about (it’s a gravel bike, don’t @ him), and does an impression of Mark Cavendish that is actually better than Mark Cavendish. Hearing is believing. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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    Rouleur Podcast December - Cecillie Uttrup Ludwig, Dave Rayner Fund and Ribble

    Rouleur Podcast December - Cecillie Uttrup Ludwig, Dave Rayner Fund and Ribble

    The always-ebullient Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig joins Ian Parkinson to explain how she went from stacking supermarket shelves to being a major talent in the Women’s World Tour. The Dave Rayner Foundation recently acquired charitable status, a big advantage for the fund that aids young riders racing abroad. Our Desire editor Stuart Clapp knows a fine looking bike when he sees one. Wandering the bling-filled aisles of the Rouleur Classic, his attention is drawn to a brand formerly known for being cheap and cheerful – Ribble. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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    Rouleur Podcast November - Lachlan Morton, Emily Chappell, Castelli

    Rouleur Podcast November - Lachlan Morton, Emily Chappell, Castelli

    We are going long distance for a change on the latest Rouleur podcast. Lachlan Morton of EF Education First joins us to explain his thinking behind tackling some unusual and challenging events this season, a million miles away from the standard pro road racers’ fare.
    From the GB Duro – Land’s End to John O’Groats mostly on bridleways and country lanes – which Morton won, through to the legendary Three Peaks cyclo-cross in Yorkshire, the Australian has been riding with a big grin on his face having previously considered packing in road racing for a career.
    We also speak to another lover of ultra-distance racing, Emily Chappell, former bicycle courier and women’s winner of the Transcontinental Race in 2016. Emily has an excellent new book out, Where There’s a Will, detailing her trials and tribulations on the road and in life, which we highly recommend.
    Also, Desire editor Stuart Clapp gets the backstory and hears about the latest tweaks to the famous Castelli Gabba, the poor weather jacket of choice for the pro peloton. Ian Parkinson even lets him finish his interview without fading out… For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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    Rouleur Podcast November - Greg and Kathy LeMond

    Rouleur Podcast November - Greg and Kathy LeMond

    “Jean de Gribaldy said no sex for two weeks before a one-day race, no sex four weeks before a big tour, so you never had sex! There was that fear that it would take energy away from the riders.”

    We were honoured and delighted to have Greg and Kathy LeMond as our special guests for the entirety of the Rouleur Classic. They were both on absolutely sparkling form throughout the three days of the show, and we are truly indebted.

    Hear from the LeMonds on coming to Europe as young Americans and shaking up the traditions of a staid sport, steeped in tradition and superstition. From eating pizza to playing golf to million-dollar contracts to what went on – or not – in the bedroom, Greg and Kathy questioned every silly rule in the book and won.

    Greg also tells us how he hid the severity of his near-death hunting accident in 1987 to protect his job and family – remarkably coming back to win two more Tours de France to add to his 1986 title. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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    Rouleur Podcast October - Pidcock, Peiper and Polartec Santini

    Rouleur Podcast October - Pidcock, Peiper and Polartec Santini

    Tom Pidcock launched his new team Trinity Racing before launching into a full season of racing in the mud and dirt of top level cyclo-cross on the Continent. The reigning under-23 ‘cross world champion had a decent road season too – first at Paris-Roubaix espoirs, stage and overall at Tour Alsace, and a terrific performance with the entire GB team at Tour de l’Avenir before a horror crash on a stage 6 descent knocked him out. But there was no way he was going to miss the opportunity of a medal on his home roads of Yorkshire in the World Championships.
    “I love being around bike riders. That’s the amazing thing.” Allan Peiper, one of Australia’s pioneers in the pro peloton, is a hugely respected directeur sportif in the sport whose prostate cancer has returned this year. In an emotional interview with Rouleur editor Andy McGrath, Peiper tells us how the cycling family has closed around him and how riders – some well-known to him, some not so much – have been in touch to offer support. 
     
    Ian Parkinson visits Santini in Italy to get up to speed with their latest developments. Hairy vests, anyone? Think punk-era mohair jumpers, but for cycling. Stuart Clapp tells us what he’ll be up to at the upcoming Rouleur Classic, plus Kenny van Vlaminck, another special guest at the Classic, has some mixed news, mostly involving peas. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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    Rouleur Podcast October - Cavendish, Doull and Ewan; The London 6 Day

    Rouleur Podcast October - Cavendish, Doull and Ewan; The London 6 Day

    Mark Cavendish, Caleb Ewan and Owain Doull guide us through the upcoming Six Day London at the Lee Valley Velopark. How does Cav make sense of the Madison? Can Caleb find his track legs in his first ever Six? And can Owain and the vastly experienced Cavendish topple the talented Italian duo of Viviani and Consonni?

    Ian Parkinson visits Christian Dagnoni in Milan to marvel over his family’s stunning collection of pacing or ‘stayer’ - motorbikes and Dernys, featured in issue 18.8. It’s an exhilarating discipline, with 78kph covered in one hour at the Vigorelli stadium back in the day…

    Plus, Stuart Clapp is back from the Worlds in Yorkshire with a dose of ‘Harrogate fever’ and is still marvelling over Annemiek van Vleuten’s stunning solo win. He has a survival guide for the upcoming Rouleur Classic and a fun anecdote featuring an autograph hunter. Wlll he get to the end? Probably not…- For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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Customer Reviews

PJ@TJ ,

mr

made me think they are right about Lance he does have a place in leTour history and should be reinstated

MajorWagonWheel ,

Brilliant

A great podcast bringing cycling thought-provoking conversation and an excellent background to the magazine. Well worth a listen.

N7Steppa ,

Excellent!

I really like the idea of having this as a podcast and who better to host then Jack Thurston. I'm a big fan of The Bike Show on Resonance FM and here Jack applies his usual brilliant interviewing style. Rouleur is a beautifully crafted magazine and this podcast only adds to the readers overall experience and enjoyment.

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