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The cycling podcast for people who like cycling and/or have a sense of humour. Less race-obsessed testosterone and more social, kit, fun, news and irreverent chat. If you prefer a latte to pralmorelin dihydrochloride, you're in the right place! Featuring regular articles, interviews, and links to the best cycling content on social media. With hosts: triathlete @rayahubbell and comedian @stephencgrant. Sponsored by dhb

The cycling podcast for people who like cycling and/or have a sense of humour. Less race-obsessed testosterone and more social, kit, fun, news and irreverent chat. If you prefer a latte to pralmorelin dihydrochloride, you're in the right place! Featuring regular articles, interviews, and links to the best cycling content on social media. With hosts: triathlete @rayahubbell and comedian @stephencgrant. Sponsored by dhb

Location:

West Sussex, United Kingdom

Description:

The cycling podcast for people who like cycling and/or have a sense of humour. Less race-obsessed testosterone and more social, kit, fun, news and irreverent chat. If you prefer a latte to pralmorelin dihydrochloride, you're in the right place! Featuring regular articles, interviews, and links to the best cycling content on social media. With hosts: triathlete @rayahubbell and comedian @stephencgrant. Sponsored by dhb

Twitter:

@cyclistpod

Language:

English


Episodes

Show 88 - Farewell Parts, Resolutions, and 3 Kilos

3/25/2021
Woooah, so... where have they been? Well, due to the lag between recordings and publishing, you'll have to wait until show 91 (ninety one!) to find out, but in this episode Stephen and Raya autopsy the 2nd lockdown and how the cycling world has gone nuts. And bolts. And stems, cogs, pins, derailleurs... they've all gone. It's the great parts shortage and we're only a few weeks from fist fighting in the aisles of Evans Cycles for a brake cable. We review the New Year's Resolutions we have...

Duration:01:02:42

Show 87 - Infrared, Jealousy and Apologies

1/29/2021
It's been a while, hasn't it? Which is why, like a grocery delivery driver who's beyond apologetic for missing the last week's package, we're turning up absolutely full to the brim of podcast goodness. So in one of our busiest and most jam-packed episodes, well, ever, we cover, in no particular order; Raya's new watch (yeah that Wahoo jobby, she got it before ANYONE, the jammy b*tch), needles (listen to find out), axles (also listen), and we put our tail between our legs and apologise for...

Duration:01:31:24

Show 86 - Dog Pics, Fog Trips, Dutch lips and a Deathwish

1/5/2021
Don't let the show length fool you. Stephen and Raya are covering all subjects cycling, purist and tenuously related to the world of two wheels. Socially distanced as per usual; some of the subjects covered include cycling in fog, breaking spokes mid-ride, how our podcast strategy is ruled by dog pictures, and Raya's deathwish. Got cycling Christmas presents? We'll tell if you the're good or not. Are we the self-appointed authority? Yes. Do we have any reason for this? No. Stop questioning...

Duration:00:54:22

Show 85 - Velockdown

12/6/2020
The Cyclist Pod are coronabored. As we imagine you are too, so we're aiming to be the antidote. If not the vaccine. Stephen and Raya are socially distanced as ever - and attempt some public service broadcasting to help explain what you can actually do cycling-wise during a lockdown. It's light and shade an equal measures in this pod, as we get to have an amazing chat with the incredible renowned athlete Claire Danson whose survival and reboot from a spectacularly horrific cycling accident...

Duration:01:15:03

Show 84 - Look, it's Me or the Bike

11/18/2020
Love is in the air! Or the bin. The Cyclist Pod is back and Stephen discovers his love of the bicycle has been cited in his divorce. Yes, genuinely. Cycle clothing when not cycling. We answered this 2 years ago. Nothing like an update. Have our views changed? Is it Acceptable or excessive? Speaking of which... the Velominati's back and things are going downhill pretty quickly. Which is the idea. On top of all this, the kitbag is back in force. We're geeking out on new fabric technology...

Duration:01:15:44

Show 83 - No Half Wheeling Measures

11/11/2020
The Cyclist Pod attempts to provide an important public service: Letting the travelling cyclists know where, in these pandemic times, you can actually go cycling. Note that this advice is probably rubbish now thanks to lockdown 2. Grrrreat Anyway. Come for the advice, stay for the abuse. Raya's facing off to a double whammy: she can't head to Ironman Turkey, and the Velominati is covering one of her biggest bugbears. Does she lose it? Is this show a certificate 18? Damn effing right. So...

Duration:01:03:25

Show 82 - Romesh Ranganathan vs Peloton

10/26/2020
The Cyclist Pod talks to Romesh Ranganathan! In an episode that was initially going to just be about Peloton, we hand over the assessment to someone who actually uses it - a lot - and that's Romesh. Its cutting, surprisingly enthusiastic, and very very funny. We've still got time for some aimless silliness, a more serious (ish) look at why Peloton might be a serious option for keen cyclists, and a quintessential Velominati. In fact, it's so Velominati, it's a rule that has it's own rules....

Duration:00:52:16

Show 81 - Cycling Can Still Save the World

10/10/2020
The Cyclist Pod is back; distanced but never distant! And we're speaking to Peter Walker; the author of the cycling book "Cycling can save the world". He also happens to be the Guardian's political correspondent. Cycling and politics? Does that mix? Listen and find out. But now, an apology. This short delay was down to some noteworthyly major tech hurdles; firstly, Raya was hacked. Like, held to ransom. Big time. Top social media honchos, the police, everything. We've never known lockdown...

Duration:01:17:52

Show 80 - Tour de BS

9/2/2020
The Cyclist Pod comes back after an extended break with a distanced but IN THE SAME ROOM podcast. Baby steps guys, baby steps. It's a general catchup though so hold tight and Raya and Stephen chew the fat generally. All is looking good and friendly until Raya announces Zwift's new Tour de France challenge... until she realises a key detail of it. Then she goes BOOM. Listen up. Plus the kitbag, AND, a crowdfunder invention. We're quietly impressed. Will YOU be? And as ever, the...

Duration:01:18:25

Show 79 - Strava Segments

7/18/2020
The Cyclist Pod - now with Cyclist Magazine special offer included! It's sunny - so Stephen and Raya are out. Cycling. OBVS. Though they still have time to chew the fat of cycling related lockdown observations... including how the warehouses of Europe are running out of cycling kit and what this has done to the 2nd hand market. Never repaired an inner tube? Now might be time to learn. That said, while there's less kit, there's still a kitbag. Despite barely earning, we've been buying....

Duration:01:11:12

Show 78 - Pains

6/29/2020
The Cyclist Pod - now with Cyclist Magazine special offer included! Stephen and Raya are socially distanced - of course - and are tackling on-and-off bike pains. Don't worry, it's not as whingy as this sounds. There's also an offer from our new super-glossy sponsor (Cyclist Magazine yeah!) which is in the end credits, in case you wanted to fast forward the whole pod (sob). Also: In this description. Also in Pod 78: The Velominati, why cycling is like breastfeeding, Stephen's cycling...

Duration:01:17:52

Show 77 - Utter Helmet

6/12/2020
The Cyclist Pod - now with Cyclist Magazine special offer included! Stephen and Raya tackle another post-Covid cycle fest - and it's the big helmet debate. As in, the big debate about helmets, not a debate about big helmets. Obvs. There's also an offer from our new super-glossy sponsor (Cyclist Magazine yeah!) which is in the end credits, in case you wanted to fast forward the whole pod (sob). Also: In this description. Also in Pod 77: a love of OS maps, a bit more RGT, the Velominati...

Duration:01:20:44

Show 76 - Initiation, Isolation and Shed Bike Reincarnation

5/31/2020
The Cyclist Pod - now with Cyclist Magazine special offer included! A socially distanced (60 miles) Stephen and an exhausted (cycled for 5 hours) Raya are back together (not together) for another post-Covid cycle fest. In this remarkably lean-on-swearing episode (certificate 15!! How is this possible?!) getting your bike fix when you're a regular cyclist OR returning to it after maybe decades, is the order of the day. Firstly, our new super-glossy sponsor (Cyclist Magazine, doncha know)...

Duration:01:12:28

Show 75 - Cycling; the Perfect Holiday (and intro to cycling)

5/21/2020
* Recorded pre-Pandemic * Stephen and Raya are both in podcasting towers, possibly for the last time in a long time! Thankfully they are both in good form, and the banterbus is making regular visits to eachother's weak spots. Raya DNFing Ride London? Check. Stephen panting like a hot elderly dog trying to jump onto a kitchen worktop? Check. But they're getting misty-eyed and whimsical today, because in show 75, the roots of your love of cycling are delved into. And why your childhood...

Duration:00:58:30

Show 74 - A Question of Sportive

5/7/2020
* Recorded pre-Pandemic * Stephen and Raya are both in podcasting towers, possibly for the last time in a long time! In a very liberal and slightly near the knuckle podcast, our duo burn some bridges as quick as they build them. Cross training (as badly executed by Stephen) is examined, as is the sports that benefit from cycling, and vice versa. You'll be amazed at some of them. The Velominati gets a full thorough going over; including suggestions for a definite rule 96. But our...

Duration:01:00:19

Show 73 - Spinners with Altitude

4/26/2020
Stephen and Raya are both in podcasting towers, in this show recorded pre-pandemic and before social distancing. In this feature packed show, our intrepid duo have their naughty hats on - very much certificate 18. We go into detail in Raya's new cycling related media jobs; and they're on screen too, so with the pod she's just pleased to be broadcasting without makeup for once. The world of e-Racing is delved into - and how Raya faired when taking on her (particularly adept) co-presenter...

Duration:01:07:36

Show CV2 - Cycling 1 Coronavirus 0

4/16/2020
Stephen and Raya are still not sat across eachother and it's not because they've fallen out, it's because the 'rona is still locking Raya away and making the journey socially irresponsible. In this special Coronavirus episode - part 2 of a series of 2, Raya and Stephen start to see how cyclists, athletes, and the general public are adapting to this new world of cycling. They look in detail at indoor training which is the new normal; the full range of cycling devices available; how the...

Duration:01:09:56

Show CV1 - Coronavirus 1 Cycling 0

4/6/2020
Stephen and Raya are not sat across eachother (for reasons that can be guessed, but you're not quite right) and are recording their first ever podcast remotely. In this special Coronavirus episode - part 1 of a series of 2, Raya and Stephen discuss how the virus has affected cycling, and how it will change the local, national and international cycling landscape. It's a mixture of silly, serious, funny, and gallows humour as the two try to put a brave face on how their lives have been...

Duration:00:59:32

Show 72 - Apparel Apparently

3/27/2020
Stephen and Raya are back in podcasting towers (for most of the pod) with a special feature length show. Recorded before the global pandemic shut down large elements of, well, the globe, Stephen and Raya talk flippantly about Coronavirus and how it might effect people like Raya who is immunocompromised (erk). Raya's ADHD, potty mouth, dyslexia also come into the fray. It's confessional time, clearly. Also: cycling in the heat. The benefits, technique, and also - should you? No need to know...

Duration:01:25:13

Show 71 - Bike Fit but my gosh don't you know it

3/16/2020
Stephen and Raya are back recording at the podcast's country retreat (Raya's house) with a suspiciously tailor-made podcast. In that we are discussing that arguably essential, arguably immaterial step in the pursuit of cycling perfection; the bike fit. There are various systems out there that aim to get you perfectly sized up and sorted for your bicycle, and in this episode we talk to Ross from Proper Cycling about the Torke fit - while Stephen gets fitted for it. Expect a slight annoying...

Duration:01:05:22