The Cycling Podcast’s Grand Tour of Britain – Spring 2018

In spring 2018, The Cycling Podcast will hold a series of events around the country to mark the launch of A Journey Through the Cycling Year.

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If you had a ticket for our event in Salford that included a copy of The Cycling Podcast’s book but were unable to make it on the day because of the weather, contact The Lowry Theatre and they will arrange for you to get your book.

New date: Thursday, April 12
Venue: The Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh
Time: TBC

NEW DATE The original event was postponed because of bad weather. The new date is Thursday, April 12. Tickets for the original sold-out date will be valid. A refund will be offered to anyone who cannot make the new date. Any available tickets will be put on sale next week.

Date: TBC
Venue: TBC
Time: TBC

Our Glasgow event was postponed because of bad weather. Unfortunately, Òran Mór is not available for our rearranged date. We will announce details of an alternative as soon as we can.

Date: Wednesday 7th March
Venue: Nottingham Arts Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Website: Nottingham tickets
Box office: 0115 947 6096

Date: Thursday 8th March
Venue: The Round Chapel, Hackney
Time: 7.30pm
Website: London tickets

Date: Friday 9th March
Venue: The Carriageworks, Leeds
Time: 7.30pm
Website: Leeds tickets
Box office: 0113 376 0318

Date: Saturday 10th March
Venue: The Showrooms, Sheffield, in association with ShAFF
Time: 8.30pm
Website: Sheffield tickets


Eddy Merckx, Tommy Simpson, Bernard Hinault, Lance Armstrong… just some of the names that could lay claim to this crown. But of those many riders who have donned the Yellow Jersey, who goes down in history as the very best? To mark the 20th anniversary of acclaimed sports books publisher Yellow Jersey Press, the top cycling writers and journalists get together to battle this out; each championing the cyclist they believe to be the best. Ned Boulting, William Fotheringham, Lionel Birnie, Richard Moore, Peter Cossins and Jeremy Whittle will each take to the stage to argue the case for their chosen rider. Sky Sport’s Orla Chennaoui will then give you the opportunity to grill them on their choices before it is put to a live audience vote. Don’t miss your chance to hear the best cycling writers in the world discussing the best cyclists in the world, and to have your say in voting for The Greatest Cyclist Of All Time.

When: Wednesday 20 Jun 2018, 19:30
Where: Hackney Empire, Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ

Friends of the Podcast 2018 can get tickets for just £17.50 (+ booking fee) here.

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The Cycling Podcast

A Journey Through the Cycling Year
Published by Yellow Jersey Press on March 1, 2018
Pre-order with Amazon here

Readers as well as listeners can now embark on a journey through the cycling year with The Cycling Podcast, which has been entertaining and informing fans since 2013.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe share their diaries from three incident-filled Grand Tours, the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España. These take readers behind the scenes and explore the culture and landscape as well as the racing, while the ‘Lionel of Flanders’, complete with beer recommendations, does the same for the Classics in Belgium.

There are appearances, too, by leading journalists and podcast favourites François Thomazeau, who takes responsiblity for the French Tour de France jinx, Ciro Scognamiglio, with a hearfelt love letter to cult favourite Filippo Pozzato, Fran Reyes, who pens a farewell to El Pistolero, Alberto Contador, and Orla Chennaoui, who hits the road to cover La Course in a one-woman karaoke-booth-on-wheels.

Further contributions from professional riders Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Joe Dombrowski and the voice of the Tour de France, Sebastien Piquet, as well as stunning galleries from the podcast world’s first and only dedicated photographer, Simon Gill, make this the perfect celebration of a year in cycling.