The veoccino cycling podcast from the heart of the Chiltern Hills.
Your hosts Mike Williams, Gemma Felstead and Niels Schnadt invite you to play a fly on the wall during light-hearted conversations with fascinating people from all aspects of the cycling universe.
We are taking our guest along the scenic route to dig a little bit deeper and find out more about their individual story.
Hold on tight and enjoy the ride, because the best stories have not yet been ridden!
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Jakub Pieniazek from the Workshop Cafe in Palma de Mallorca
In this week's episode of the veloccino Cycling Podcast, Mike Williams and Niels Schnadt have the chance to chat with Jakub Pieniazek.
Jakub is the Co-Owner of the Workshop Cafe in Palma de Mallorca and also a hugely successful cycling coach. He is the head coach of the Polish National handbike team and has helped his riders achieving stellar results on the global para stage and the Paralympics. Over the past couple of years he also supported some high profile international riders like Marta Lach and Stanisław Aniołkowski (who both won the Polish National Road Championship titles in 2020) as well as the CCC pro team as one of their coaches.
We learn how Jakub grew up in a small area in Poland, found his love for cycling, moved to the US without speaking English and finally moved to Mallorca where they opened the Workshop Cafe in Palma. Along the way he became a super high profile and successful cycling coach. Besides all of that he is a super fun person to spend time with!
Piotr Klin - Breaking the Master's hour record in altitude!? - 2020 Xmas Show
In this episode Gemma Felstead, Mike Williams and Niels Schnadt welcome three guests! Piotr Klin is going to attempt to brrak the Master's hour record in Mexoco in altitude. He works together on this attempt with his coach Mark Powell and a group of engineering students from the Warwick University. Hannah, one of the group of students is also a guest in this episode and helps to understand what tweaks can be done from a technical point of view to make Piotr as fast as possible!
Rick Lister from Finishline Racing - How do you start a new racing team?
Gemma Felstead and Niels Schnadt speak to Rick Lister from Finishline Racing.
Since this season was very light on bike racing due to Covid19, Gemma & Niels felt the urge to bring a bit more racing flavour into the podcast. Since they spoke with Olly Moors in the previous episode about veganism and bike racing they thought that this time the emphasis will be put more on racing itself. How do you actually start a race team and how do you find sponsors to make this happen?
Rick Lister is the perfect partner for this conversation. Rick brings in a rich history of involvment in cycle racing and has finally built his own team with a fantastic raster of riders for 2021.
Tune in to this episode we are sure you will enjoy it.
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Olly Moors - Does veganism compliment your bike racing career ?
In this episode of the veloccino cycling podcast, Gemma and Niels chat to Olly Moors from the UCI Continental Team Ribble Weldtite about all things veganism.
Olly has been racing bikes all over the globe, back as a young rider for an american team, but also in Belgium for a couple of years. Since the beginning of 2019 he chose to adapt to a vegan lifestyle. Gemma and Niels are intrigued to how that all looks like if you are a high performance athlete. Questions that came to mind are how to source your nutrition in countries that do not offer a wide variety in vegan products or does the veganism impacts performance in one way or the other. They speak about life choices, risks, benefits and a lot about racing bikes.
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Winter Vibes 1.0 - How to get your motivation back?
In this episode of Veloccino Cycling podcasts, Gem, Mike and Niels are going to talk about the experience in cycling. Gem is a coach in running. So, this podcasts episode will help listeners motivate and inspire in Gem’s story. Let’s begin!
Gem’s racing series
Gem is halfway through this zwift Racing League. They had a course which was everything bagel in New York. It lasted about two minutes and then the first hill came up and that was her back into the 5th place. This program actually impressed her. She took a break and did not time trial, she thought it would be a good idea to do as a team.
Mike and Gem’s inspiration and motivation for the listeners – in light of year 2020, COVID-19
I like the technical aspect, the engineering, putting bikes together and taking them apart. I really like the social aspect because I think one of my favorite feelings in the world is like after a really hard day of writing that point when you're sat down and you're you can feel the humming in your legs. There's actually feel quite nice when the endorphins released and all that kind of stuff.
Extrinsic motivation of cycling
There were events that I want to work towards, and I want to do well on it, especially the river Chino on the chest. It was really difficult because we entered the second lockdown because of this COVID-19. Time has changed.
My strength is probably somewhere in being sort of a bit of an all-rounder because, I think I can kind of descend on a bike pretty quickly, for a road biker. I can climb up a hill pretty quickly. I really do enjoy the bike maintenance type stuff and putting that together.
Planning, organizing and committing to trainings
I'm pretty good at forming a habit and then sticking to it. But then when I lose that habit, I lose it completely. I think the challenge part is probably perhaps I've lost all of the other consistency. So, I think particularly for 2020 for many people, we're now working differently. We're now socializing differently. And perhaps one of the things for me is that because of that's all changed, it's made it less easy for me to shedule in, like, almost really consistent things.
Things that Mike aren’t so good at
Whenever I look at what and compare with other people have sort of similar size or age or people that I've written with over the years but it's always a lot higher than mine. That's one of the things for me where I keep thinking. I'm not quite so good at is probably disciplined with food.
Alice Lethbridge on how to overcome challenges
This is the first episode of many to come that is hosted by our new team member Gemma Felstead!
Gemma speaks to Alice Lethbridge about overcoming challenges in amateur cycling. They talk about previous results but also sacrifices and how juggling your aspiring cycling life with your daily day job.
Enjoy Gemma's first episode.
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