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 his new sideline in repairing them.

Also in the first episode we hear from EF-Education First pros Tejay van Garderen and Sep Vanmarcke on their favourite bike tech and there’s a discussion on e-bikes.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.



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This episode is sponsored by Laka. Laka is a smarter way of insuring your bikes and gear. It’s a community of cyclists joining together to play fair and take good care to save each other money. Go to to find out more.

The Economist also sponsors this episode. For over 170 years, The Economist has delivered trustworthy intelligence that helps people like you choose where to stand on the issues that matter most. All UK-based listeners can get a free print copy of The Economist by texting CYCLING to 78070