2015Throughout 2015 we released 11 special episodes for Friends of the Podcast. If you have signed up for the ’15 package, you can listen to them below,

If not, go to My Account and add the 2015 package to your account for just £5.

Become a Friend of the Podcast to access a mix of documentary-style shows, discussion, analysis and interviews about professional cycling.


No. 1 | Team Sky, The First Five Years
Richard, Lionel and Daniel look back at the origins of Team Sky and trace its evolution and discuss the important events that have shaped the team. This is Team Sky, the good, the bad and the ugly.

No. 2 | The Cobbled Classics
The Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix dominate the early part of the spring campaign. In this episode, Richard, Lionel and Daniel discuss what makes these races great, delving into their own memories of covering the events.

No. 3 | From Flanders to Roubaix
Recorded out on the road, this episode captures the sounds of the two iconic cobbled classics and takes you to the heart of the action in the track centre at the velodrome in Roubaix as John Degenkolb and co enter the arena.

No. 4 | At Home with Mark Cavendish
Daniel Friebe travelled to Tuscany to spend some time with Mark Cavendish. He found him in engaging, entertaining, reflective mood. This is Mark Cavendish, unplugged, uncensored and unmissable…

No. 5 | The (Im)Perfect Tour de France, Live at Foyles
Drawing on their years of experience covering the race, Richard, Lionel and Daniel set about assembling their perfect Tour de France for an event held before an audience at Foyles, the book store in London. Their anecdotes join together to complete a route that tells another side of La Grande Boucle…

No. 6 | Brailsford & Froome at the Tour
Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie meet Team Sky’s Dave Brailsford and Chris Froome at the end of the first week of the 2015 Tour de France for two exclusive interviews.

No. 7 | The PIRC (Podcast Independent Reform Commission)
This episode by Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe is devoted entirely to the issue of drugs in cycling.

No. 8 | The 2015 Tour de France Review
As they hit the road to travel from Alpe d’Huez to Paris, The Cycling Podcast review the Tour de France.

No. 9 | In Conversation with David Millar
Richard Moore sits down with ex-pro David Millar at The Dancehouse Theatre in Manchester to discuss his latest book ‘The Racer’, published by Yellow Jersey Press.

No. 10 | Adam & Simon Yates
Lionel Birnie travelled to Haslingden in Lancashire to meet two of the best young riders in the world, who also happen to be twin brothers.

No. 11 | Live at Lord’s
Our 11th and final Friends Special of 2015 sees the three amigos – well, Richard, Lionel and Daniel – in live action at Lord’s, the home of cricket, in a show recorded during the recent London Sports Writing Festival.

TCP Specials 2018-11Sign-up to become a Friend of the Podcast for 2018 and get access to a range of at least eleven feature-length episodes. The first episode is online now and we will continue to release shows throughout the year. It costs £15 (although you can pay more if you wish) and your support enables us to keep the weekly episodes and daily coverage of the Grand Tours free-to-air.