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A cycling podcast about the joy of amateur riding and offering insight on professional cycling. Commuting and Cobbled Classics; Grand Tours and weekend rides; sportifs, bikes, mountains, coffee, and everything we like about life on two wheels. Special guests and interviews feature alongside general wittering and bickering with each other about everything from the Tour de France to what constitutes an appropriate cycling wardrobe.

A cycling podcast about the joy of amateur riding and offering insight on professional cycling. Commuting and Cobbled Classics; Grand Tours and weekend rides; sportifs, bikes, mountains, coffee, and everything we like about life on two wheels. Special guests and interviews feature alongside general wittering and bickering with each other about everything from the Tour de France to what constitutes an appropriate cycling wardrobe.
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United Kingdom

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A cycling podcast about the joy of amateur riding and offering insight on professional cycling. Commuting and Cobbled Classics; Grand Tours and weekend rides; sportifs, bikes, mountains, coffee, and everything we like about life on two wheels. Special guests and interviews feature alongside general wittering and bickering with each other about everything from the Tour de France to what constitutes an appropriate cycling wardrobe.

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English


Episodes

Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode 11: Search for the Giro Inside Yourself

5/17/2019
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Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode 11: Search for the Giro Inside Yourself. In which we continue to enjoy the Giro d’Italia 2019, Graham turns up fashionably late, we all agree Team Ineos’ new kit actually isn’t so bad, and Nairo Quintana gives yet another compelling interview Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifebehindbars/message

Duration:00:54:17

Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Ten: Think Pink

5/9/2019
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Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Ten: Think Pink In which we look forward to the Giro d’Italia 2019, argue over the right to wear a gold helmet, say ‘socks’ a lot, and introduce our new name with the same guaranteed joviality as always. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifebehindbars/message

Duration:01:00:37

Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Nine: A Load of Old Cobbles

4/13/2019
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Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Nine: A Load of Old Cobbles In which we look forward to Paris-Roubaix, disagree with a professor, plan a cycling trip, and mix-up Belgium and the Netherlands Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifebehindbars/message

Duration:01:09:43

Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Eight: Stupid Sexy Flanders

4/4/2019
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Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Eight: Stupid Sexy Flanders In which Stephen takes a sojourn to the Flanderian Classics, David and Graham make sensible calculations, we meet Royal Leamington Spa CC, and we all commit to spending far more than we can afford on a Tour de France sticker album. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifebehindbars/message

Duration:01:09:04

Life Behind Bars Podcast Episode Seven: Mr Breakaways, a race on a highway and magnificent high ways

3/28/2019
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Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Seven: Mr Breakaways, a race on a highway and magnificent high ways In which we muse whether there’s any race Julian Alaphilippe can’t win, wonder whether there’s ever been a break without Thomas de Gendt in it, make the calculation about who will win E3, and chat about our favourite road climbs. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifebehindbars/message

Duration:00:47:46

Life Behind Bars Podcast Episode Six: Movistar, movie stars, Monuments start and one rugby legend

3/21/2019
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Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Six: Movistar, movie stars, Monuments start and one rugby legend. In which we chat to South African rugby hero Joel Stransky about the Cape Epic, make the calculation about who will win Milan-San Remo, and tell tales of post-cycling careers less travelled while Stephen battles the sniffles. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifebehindbars/message

Duration:01:14:26

Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Five: A Place in France that’s Nice

3/13/2019
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Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Five: A Place in France That’s Nice In which we chat to cataloguer of climbs Simon Warren ahead of his new book on climbs in Italy, discuss Paris-Nice and review the Strade Bianche, get caught-up in libel technicalities, and learn that policemen in Surrey are if anything a little too helpful... Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifebehindbars/message

Duration:00:53:20

Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Four: Dusty Spring Fields

3/7/2019
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Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Four: Dusty Spring Fields. In which we discuss the lovely Strade Bianche and the start of the Classics season, chat about dopes doping, argue about whether it’s right to insist upon silky smooth legs, and learn that bonking is only 60 years old. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifebehindbars/message

Duration:00:44:40

Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Three: King of the mountains

2/28/2019
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Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Three: King of the mountains. In which we discuss the toughest climbs we’ve faced; talk to Phil Gaimon, the fastest person up the hardest (and tallest) climb on earth; find out that Santander Cycles are quite hard work; and learn Ion Izagirre’s name is really quite confusing. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifebehindbars/message

Duration:00:55:09

Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Two: The Colombians march on.

2/20/2019
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Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode Two: the Colombians march on. In which we demonstrate how to mangle the French language, discuss the exciting batch of Colombian cyclists currently lighting-up the pro peloton, find out who is the best psychopath on a bicycle, and suggest that while it might be okay to occasionally leave your helmet at home you should never leave your headphones in while commuting. Oh, and there are some crashes. Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:42:15

Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode One: Pains, trains and automobiles (and pommes frites)

2/13/2019
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Life Behind Bars Cycling Podcast Episode One: Pains, trains and automobiles. In which we discuss ill-fitting World Champion jerseys, whether it’s possible to complete 5,000m of climbing in daylight hours on zero training (spoiler: it isn’t), and what it’s like to be naked in the back of a German campervan. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifebehindbars/message

Duration:00:45:47