Service Course | Episode 9 | Taming the cobbles

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 in Podcast, Service Course | No Comments

Despite the absence of a cobbled season, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley talk about the ways in which cycling technology has attempted to tame the cobbles. There’s a look at some retro editions of Roubaix, particularly those in the early 90s, where it looked as if road bikes equipped with front and rear suspension were […]

Service Course | Episode 8 | The perfect fit

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in Podcast, Service Course | No Comments

In this month’s episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley dive behind the scenes of some of the leading kit manufactures, designers and technology companies that are driving innovation in technical clothing. They speak to Angelo Trofa, designer of the only kit in the pro peloton from another Universe, the Canyon//SRAM kit from […]

Service Course | Episode 7 | New kit day

Posted by on Mar 3, 2020 in Podcast, Service Course | No Comments

In this month’s episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley take a look at the new kit that’s arrived in the peloton for 2020. They hear from young riders, Mikkel Bjerg, Katrine Aalerud, Niamh Fisher-Black and her brother Finn, all of whom have recently stepped up to bigger teams, and talk about the […]

Service Course | Episode 6 | Gold Medal Machine?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in Podcast, Service Course | No Comments

In this episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley take a close look at the new HB.T track bike that Team GB will be riding at the Olympics in Tokyo. A collaboration between Hope Technology and Lotus Engineering, the bike’s striking looks are certain to divide opinion. To find out more about the […]

Service Course | Episode 5 | Wonder Materials and Space Elevators

Posted by on Jan 9, 2020 in Podcast, Service Course | No Comments

Imagine a world without potholes. Imagine a bike frame that is stiffer than one made from carbon fibre yet 20% lighter. Imagine a bike that transmits a potentially endless amount of data, without any wires, and with all the sensors built into the components (and also your clothing). Imagine an elevator that could take you […]

Service Course | Episode 4 | String Theory and Climbing Bikes

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Podcast, Service Course | No Comments

This month Lizzy Banks takes Service Course back to the place where it all began for her, Hill Climbs. It was the Sheffield University Hill Climb at Curbar Edge in Derbyshire where Lizzy first started to believe that she may have a serious future in the sport and so for this episode she goes back […]

Service Course | Episode 3 | Invisible Women

Posted by on Oct 18, 2019 in Podcast, Service Course | No Comments

Inspired by Caroline Criado Perez’s book Invisible Women, Tom Whalley and new co-host Lizzy Banks (Bigla Pro Cycling) ask how data bias is present in cycling. They hear from Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio about a fundamental UCI rule that she believes is based on data solely from male riders, and Liz Colebrook, one of the few female […]

Service Course | Episode 2 | Gravel, Adventure and Weight Limits

Posted by on Aug 10, 2019 in Podcast, Service Course | No Comments

Service Course by The Cycling Podcast, with Tom Whalley and Keira McVitty, returns for its second episode with a focus on gravel riding and how this trend – in professional races as well as for amateurs on weekend rides – is affecting equipment choices. Keira tries a new gravel bike as she and Tom tackle […]

Service Course | Episode 1

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Podcast, Service Course | No Comments

Service Course by The Cycling Podcast is a new monthly podcast, presented by Keira McVitty and Tom Whalley, taking a fresh look at bikes, technology, equipment and clothing. Episode one includes a tour of the London Bike Show and a visit to Rob Hayles’s workshop, where the Olympic medalist discusses his career in bikes and […]