340 episodes

The mountain bike podcast that sometimes forgets to talk about mountain bikes...

Hosted by Olly Wilkins and Davi Birks

#theridecompanion

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The mountain bike podcast that sometimes forgets to talk about mountain bikes...

Hosted by Olly Wilkins and Davi Birks

#theridecompanion

    Loser vibes, Hardline conspiracy and mountain biking chat

    Loser vibes, Hardline conspiracy and mountain biking chat

    Olly and Davi sit down for a well overdue catchup. During the episode the lads discuss having loser vibes, all things Red Bull Hardline including the gap jump conspiracy, Ronan Dunne and Bernard Kerr's runs and more.

    The lads also talk about Poland and Leogang world cup races, Backyard Battle and lots more...
     
    This episode's sponsors & News
    NEW MERCH! Get a limited edition TRC x TLD Long Sleeve here https://theridecompanion.co.uk/collections/frontpage  
    With all these pro rider insights you're going to want to recover like a pro too! Get 20% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at compex.com/uk/


    Every mountain biker needs a WORX Hydroshot, especially this time of year. Get 15% off all WORX tools at https://uk.worx.com when you use code THERIDECOMPANION  
    Support our long term partners


    - Sign up to and follow The Race Companion:
    https://www.theracecompanion.com
    https://www.instagram.com/theracecompanion


    - Get 10% off Troy Lee Designs with code 'theridecompanion' at saddleback.avln.me/c/OzduCWvjtcOr


    - Athletic Greens: Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs at athleticgreens.com/RIDECOMPANION


    - Compex: Get 20% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at compex.com/uk/


    - Peak Supps: Get 10% off the TRC bundle and everything on site with code ‘theridecompanion’ at  peaksupps.co.uk


    - Worx: Get 15% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at worx.com


    - LAKA: Get 30 days of FREE insurance with code ‘RIDECOMPANION30’ at laka.co


    - HKT Products: Use code ‘PODCAST’ for 10% off the entire site.

    Follow & Engage

    Olly Wilkins
    Instagram @odub_23
    YouTube @owilkins23

    The Ride Companion
    Instagram @theridecompanion
    YouTube @TheRideCompanion

    YouTube clips and BTS channel @moreridecompanion
    Get official Ride Companion merch, find old episodes and more theridecompanion.co.uk

    📝 Contact Us & Business: https://theridecompanion.co.uk/pages/contact
    Edited By: Doug Tucker, onlyflightdispatch.com & TRC Media House

    #TheRideCompanion #mountainbiking #mtbpodcast

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Joe Barnes on The Rare Folk, film making, the spirit of enduro and more

    Joe Barnes on The Rare Folk, film making, the spirit of enduro and more

    Joe Barnes is finally on The Ride Companion podcast!
    On this episode Joe sits down with Olly and Davi to discuss his new film, The Rare Folk. Joe also talks about growing up in Fort William, The Dudes Of Hazard, racing downhill, signing for Canyon, the spirit of enduro, Christmas number one attempts, what it's like to have a photographic memory, building rut tracks, fatherhood and much more...
     
    This episode's sponsors & News
    NEW MERCH! Get a limited edition TRC x TLD Long Sleeve here https://theridecompanion.co.uk/collections/frontpage  
    Crankworx Innsbruck is back for its 8th edition and heats up the Austrian Bike summer once again in Mutters at Bikepark Innsbruck. Play Fantasy slopestyle at theracecompanion.com/ get tickets at crankworx.com/innsbruck/ and catch all the action LIVE on Red Bull TV.


    Every mountain biker needs a WORX Hydroshot, especially this time of year. Get 15% off all WORX tools at https://uk.worx.com when you use code THERIDECOMPANION  
    Support our long term partners


    - Sign up to and follow The Race Companion:
    https://www.theracecompanion.com
    https://www.instagram.com/theracecompanion


    - Get 10% off Troy Lee Designs with code 'theridecompanion' at saddleback.avln.me/c/OzduCWvjtcOr


    - Athletic Greens: Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs at athleticgreens.com/RIDECOMPANION


    - Compex: Get 20% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at compex.com/uk/


    - Peak Supps: Get 10% off the TRC bundle and everything on site with code ‘theridecompanion’ at  peaksupps.co.uk


    - Worx: Get 15% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at worx.com


    - LAKA: Get 30 days of FREE insurance with code ‘RIDECOMPANION30’ at laka.co


    - HKT Products: Use code ‘PODCAST’ for 10% off the entire site.

    Follow & Engage

    Olly Wilkins
    Instagram @odub_23
    YouTube @owilkins23

    The Ride Companion
    Instagram @theridecompanion
    YouTube @TheRideCompanion

    YouTube clips and BTS channel @moreridecompanion
    Get official Ride Companion merch, find old episodes and more theridecompanion.co.uk

    📝 Contact Us & Business: https://theridecompanion.co.uk/pages/contact
    Edited By: Doug Tucker, onlyflightdispatch.com & TRC Media House

    #TheRideCompanion #mountainbiking #mtbpodcast

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Luke Wallace: From Rugby Star To Retirement, Track Cycling, Unwritten Rules & Injuries

    Luke Wallace: From Rugby Star To Retirement, Track Cycling, Unwritten Rules & Injuries

    Luke Wallace is a former professional rugby player for the Harlequins.

    Olly and Davi sit down with Luke to accidentally announce his retirement from professional rugby. During the episode Luke delves into his journey turning professional, public school scholarships, winning the premiere league and playing in front of 80,000 fans, the unwritten rules of rugby, and overcoming injuries with rigorous recovery and concussion protocols. Luke also talks about his new favourite hobbies which include Jiu-Jitsu and track cycling (Luke's watt bike numbers are UNREAL) along with opening up about what the Harlequins club means to him and offers valuable advice for young athletes and much more...
    Follow Luke Wallce https://www.instagram.com/lukey_wallace/
     
    This episode's sponsors & News
    Crankworx Innsbruck is back for its 8th edition and heats up the Austrian Bike summer once again in Mutters at Bikepark Innsbruck. Play Fantasy slopestyle at theracecompanion.com/ get tickets at crankworx.com/innsbruck/ and catch all the action LIVE on Red Bull TV.

    Health is wealth folks so why not get optimised, cover your nutritional bases and probably ride better with AG1. Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D + 5 FREE travel packs at https://drinkag1.com/RIDECOMPANION 


    Peak Supps: We want to make supplementing for riding as easy as possible with The Ride Companion bundle. It contains everything you need for pre/post ride, recovery and hydration and, you can get new sticker sheet for free too! Head to peaksupps.co.uk and use code ‘theridecompanion’ for 10% off. (*Discount code not available on other bundles, discounts and weights)  
    Support our long term partners


    - Sign up to and follow The Race Companion:
    https://www.theracecompanion.com
    https://www.instagram.com/theracecompanion


    - Get 10% off Troy Lee Designs with code 'theridecompanion' at saddleback.avln.me/c/OzduCWvjtcOr


    - Athletic Greens: Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs at athleticgreens.com/RIDECOMPANION


    - Compex: Get 20% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at compex.com/uk/


    - Peak Supps: Get 10% off the TRC bundle and everything on site with code ‘theridecompanion’ at  peaksupps.co.uk


    - Worx: Get 15% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at worx.com


    - LAKA: Get 30 days of FREE insurance with code ‘RIDECOMPANION30’ at laka.co


    - HKT Products: Use code ‘PODCAST’ for 10% off the entire site.

    Follow & Engage

    Olly Wilkins
    Instagram @odub_23
    YouTube @owilkins23

    The Ride Companion
    Instagram @theridecompanion
    YouTube @TheRideCompanion

    YouTube clips and BTS channel @moreridecompanion
    Get official Ride Companion merch, find old episodes and more theridecompanion.co.uk

    📝 Contact Us & Business: https://theridecompanion.co.uk/pages/contact
    Edited By: Doug Tucker, onlyflightdispatch.com & TRC Media House

    #TheRideCompanion #mountainbiking #mtbpodcast

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Billy Bolt on world championships, injuries, vlogs, training and more

    Billy Bolt on world championships, injuries, vlogs, training and more

    What does it take to become a 4 time SuperEnduro world champion?

    Billy Bolt makes his first ever appearance on The Ride Companion to chat with Olly Wilkins about his journey to becoming a 4 time SuperEnduro world champion. During the episode Billy opens up about his upbringing in Newcastle, injuries, Red Bull Tyne Ride, signing for Factory Husqvarna, races he wants to win, 2 stroke vs 4 stroke, vlogging, electric dirt bikes, training and much more!

    Follow Billy Bolt on Instagram
    Subscribe to Billy Bolt on YouTube
     
    This episode's sponsors & News
    The world’s toughest and most progressive downhill mountain bike race, Red Bull Hardline returns to Wales on 1st – 2nd June 2024, marking its 10th anniversary in the iconic Dyfi Valley. Play fantasy Hardline & watch LIVE here https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/events/red-bull-hardline-uk 

    Every mountain biker (and enduro rider) needs a WORX Hydroshot, especially this time of year. Get 15% off all WORX tools at https://uk.worx.com when you use code THERIDECOMPANION

    Health is wealth folks so why not get optimised, cover your nutritional bases and probably ride better with AG1. Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D + 5 FREE travel packs at https://drinkag1.com/RIDECOMPANION 


    FOCUS Spring Deals are NOW LIVE! What would you do with up to 400€? Pasta? New kit? New helmet? Tyre supply for 2024? The focus spring deals are on and you can grab up to 400€ when buying a new bike! Check out the terms, conditions and all the details in the link below https://ride.focus.bike/springdealstrc (Only available in Germany, Austria, France and Spain)  
    Support our long term partners


    - Sign up to and follow The Race Companion:
    https://www.theracecompanion.com
    https://www.instagram.com/theracecompanion


    - Get 10% off Troy Lee Designs with code 'theridecompanion' at saddleback.avln.me/c/OzduCWvjtcOr


    - Athletic Greens: Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs at athleticgreens.com/RIDECOMPANION


    - Compex: Get 20% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at compex.com/uk/


    - Peak Supps: Get 10% off the TRC bundle and everything on site with code ‘theridecompanion’ at  peaksupps.co.uk


    - Worx: Get 15% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at worx.com


    - LAKA: Get 30 days of FREE insurance with code ‘RIDECOMPANION30’ at laka.co


    - HKT Products: Use code ‘PODCAST’ for 10% off the entire site.

    Follow & Engage

    Olly Wilkins
    Instagram @odub_23
    YouTube @owilkins23

    The Ride Companion
    Instagram @theridecompanion
    YouTube @TheRideCompanion

    YouTube clips and BTS channel @moreridecompanion
    Get official Ride Companion merch, find old episodes and more theridecompanion.co.uk

    📝 Contact Us & Business: https://theridecompanion.co.uk/pages/contact
    Edited By: Doug Tucker, onlyflightdispatch.com & TRC Media House

    #TheRideCompanion #mountainbiking #mtbpodcast

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Inside MTB Media with Rob Weaver: 18 Years of Expertise, Bike Testing Secrets & future predictions

    Inside MTB Media with Rob Weaver: 18 Years of Expertise, Bike Testing Secrets & future predictions

    Rob Weaver has been a mountain bike journalist for over 18 years and has a deep expertise of bike testing and all things mountain bike tech. On this episode Rob talks about his path to working in the bike industry, what it takes to be an un-biased and thorough bike tester, milestones in bike design, the history of Mountain Biking UK and so much more....
     
    This episode's sponsors & News
    We're about to drop new merch but you HAVE to be on the mailing list for first dibs! Head to theridecompanion.co.uk to sign up! 

    Crankworx returns to Cairns on May 22nd - 26th and of course you can be play fantasy Crankworx at theracecompanion.com/ and watch all the action live on Red Bull TV! Tickets are still available and more info can be found at https://www.crankworx.com/

    With all these pro rider insights you're going to want to recover like a pro too! Get 20% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at compex.com/uk/


    Take your MTB fandom to the next level and have some horses in the events, You can also head over to theracecompanion.com and play our fantasy downhill and slopestyle games where you could be in with the chance of winning EPIC prizes!

    FOCUS Spring Deals are NOW LIVE! What would you do with up to 400€? Pasta? New kit? New helmet? Tyre supply for 2024? The focus spring deals are on and you can grab up to 400€ when buying a new bike! Check out the terms, conditions and all the details in the link below https://ride.focus.bike/springdealstrc (Only available in Germany, Austria, France and Spain)  
    Support our long term partners


    - Sign up to and follow The Race Companion:
    https://www.theracecompanion.com
    https://www.instagram.com/theracecompanion


    - Get 10% off Troy Lee Designs with code 'theridecompanion' at saddleback.avln.me/c/OzduCWvjtcOr


    - Athletic Greens: Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs at athleticgreens.com/RIDECOMPANION


    - Compex: Get 20% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at compex.com/uk/


    - Peak Supps: Get 10% off the TRC bundle and everything on site with code ‘theridecompanion’ at  peaksupps.co.uk


    - Worx: Get 15% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at worx.com


    - LAKA: Get 30 days of FREE insurance with code ‘RIDECOMPANION30’ at laka.co


    - HKT Products: Use code ‘PODCAST’ for 10% off the entire site.

    Follow & Engage

    Olly Wilkins
    Instagram @odub_23
    YouTube @owilkins23

    The Ride Companion
    Instagram @theridecompanion
    YouTube @TheRideCompanion

    YouTube clips and BTS channel @moreridecompanion
    Get official Ride Companion merch, find old episodes and more theridecompanion.co.uk

    📝 Contact Us & Business: https://theridecompanion.co.uk/pages/contact
    Edited By: Doug Tucker, onlyflightdispatch.com & TRC Media House

    #TheRideCompanion #mountainbiking #mtbpodcast

    • 2 hrs 18 min
    Theo Erlangsen on positivity, freeracing and the Monster Energy trip!

    Theo Erlangsen on positivity, freeracing and the Monster Energy trip!

    Theo Erlangsen could be the most positive person in mountain biking and, with very good reason.

    On this episode of The Ride Companion Theo Erlangsen joins Olly and Davi to talk about growing up in South Africa, discovering mountain biking and how DarkFest changed his entire career. Theo also talks about living in a van for most of the year, what it means to be a 'freeracer', the differences between Red Bull Hardline and World Cup downhill, YouTube and of course the Monster Energy girls summit and much much more...
    Companionship, let's come together and make Theo's YouTube career happen by subscribing here https://youtube.com/@theoerlangsen8409?si=eF9wYawz_W9eZFWX
     
    This episode's sponsors & News
    Health is wealth folks so why not get optimised, cover your nutritional bases and probably ride better with AG1. Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D + 5 FREE travel packs at https://drinkag1.com/RIDECOMPANION

    Companionship, please don't be a victim of hindsight. LAKA has flipped insurance on its head for bike insurance and now, your health insurance needs too! Head to https://laka.co to find out more and get a free quote. Enter the code RIDECOMPANION30 for 30days free insurance too!

    Take your MTB fandom to the next level and have some horses in the events, You can also head over to theracecompanion.com and play our fantasy downhill and slopestyle games where you could be in with the chance of winning EPIC prizes!

    FOCUS Spring Deals are NOW LIVE! What would you do with up to 400€? Pasta? New kit? New helmet? Tyre supply for 2024? The focus spring deals are on and you can grab up to 400€ when buying a new bike! Check out the terms, conditions and all the details in the link below https://ride.focus.bike/springdealstrc (Only available in Germany, Austria, France and Spain)  
    Support our long term partners


    - Sign up to and follow The Race Companion:
    https://www.theracecompanion.com
    https://www.instagram.com/theracecompanion


    - Get 10% off Troy Lee Designs with code 'theridecompanion' at saddleback.avln.me/c/OzduCWvjtcOr


    - Athletic Greens: Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs at athleticgreens.com/RIDECOMPANION


    - Compex: Get 20% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at compex.com/uk/


    - Peak Supps: Get 10% off the TRC bundle and everything on site with code ‘theridecompanion’ at  peaksupps.co.uk


    - Worx: Get 15% off with code ‘THERIDECOMPANION’ at worx.com


    - LAKA: Get 30 days of FREE insurance with code ‘RIDECOMPANION30’ at laka.co


    - HKT Products: Use code ‘PODCAST’ for 10% off the entire site.

    Follow & Engage

    Olly Wilkins
    Instagram @odub_23
    YouTube @owilkins23

    The Ride Companion
    Instagram @theridecompanion
    YouTube @TheRideCompanion

    YouTube clips and BTS channel @moreridecompanion
    Get official Ride Companion merch, find old episodes and more theridecompanion.co.uk

    📝 Contact Us & Business: https://theridecompanion.co.uk/pages/contact
    Edited By: Doug Tucker, onlyflightdispatch.com & TRC Media House

    #TheRideCompanion #mountainbiking #mtbpodcast

    • 1 hr 58 min

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