Service Course | Episode 5 | Wonder Materials and Space Elevators

Posted by on Jan 9, 2020 in Podcast | 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 […]

Meet Flavio Zappi

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Podcast | No Comments

In this week’s episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie travels to Bicester Village retail outlet, not to do his Christmas shopping but to meet former Italian pro rider Flavio Zappi. After a calamitously clumsy introduction at the Rapha cafe (sorry again, chaps!), Lionel talks to Flavio about his career as a rider in the […]

The Americans in Nice

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Podcast | No Comments

In a follow up to a Friends Special from 2016, Richard Moore travels to Nice to meet up with American professionals Ian Boswell, Joe Dombrowski and Larry Warbasse, and also a couple of younger riders, Will Barta and Matteo Jorgenson. Boswell, Dombrowski and Warbasse are all at different points in their careers. After a serious […]

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | December 2019

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Podcast | No Comments

In the final Cycling Podcast Féminin of the year the team look back on their standout moments of 2019 with Kasia Niewiadoma, Lizzy Banks, Maria Martins and Bob Varney. It’s been a difficult few weeks for one of the teams of the year, Parkhotel Valkenburg. Their world number one, Lorena Wiebes, is the subject of […]

Adam Blythe talks about retirement

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Podcast | No Comments

The Cycling Podcast’s 11-date Grand Tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland has reached its conclusion and Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are back with an episode recapping the cycling news. Former British national champion Adam Blythe joined us for two of our live shows – at London’s Arts Theatre and the Royal Northern College […]

On the road at the Grand Tour

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

This week’s episode finds Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in the green room backstage at the Y Theatre, Leicester, before the ninth stage of their Grand Tour. We recap the theatre tour so far and answer some of the questions posed by the audience that we didn’t have time to get to on […]

Service Course | Episode 4 | String Theory and Climbing Bikes

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Podcast | 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 […]

How to plan a cycling season, with Matt White

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

After travelling from Bristol to Belfast and reaching London on Monday night, The Cycling Podcast’s Grand Tour has reached its halfway point. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the week’s news – double Tour de France stage winner Steve Cummings’ retirement, the latest from Dr Richard Freeman’s General Medical Council hearing and we […]

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | November 2019

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Podcast | No Comments

The November episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin includes a feature on arguably the greatest team in the history of women’s racing, Boels-Dolmans. With both sponsors giving notice of their intention to quit, the Dutch squad faces an uncertain future. We speak to the team director, Danny Stam, its longest-serving rider, Christine Majerus, and former […]

Remembering Poulidor

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in Podcast | No Comments

The Cycling Podcast is currently on a theatre tour but Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Orla Chennaoui recorded this week’s episode a few hours before taking to the stage at Worcester’s Huntingdon Hall. They discuss the latest developments in the General Medical Council’s hearing into former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard […]