Cyclist Magazine Podcast

Cyclist Magazine

From the team behind Cyclist Magazine, this is a podcast for lovers of all things cycling, whether you’re a sucker for a sportive, a carbon fibre connoisseur or just Bernard Hinault’s biggest fan.


Hosts James Spender and Emma Cole bring you in-depth conversations from within the world of cycling by the people that know it best, with new episodes every other Thursday. Guests have included the likes of Greg LeMond, Tyler Hamilton, Sean Kelly, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and more.


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Episodes

101. Maurice Burton, the original British track legend
Mar 21 2024
101. Maurice Burton, the original British track legend
Maurice Burton joins Will and James for this week's show. Burton became Britain's first black cycling champion in 1974, and by 1975 was on his way to a stellar career racing track and Six-Day events on the Continent. Here he tells Will and James about his early days living in a butchers shop with a man who never washed, trading bikes or cars, competing in 56 Six-Day races and being sabotaged numerous times. Today, Burton runs De Ver Cycles in Streatham, London, and has just had his biography published by Bloomsbury, The Maurice Burton Way, which is out on 28th March and available to pre-order now.--This episode is brought to you by ketones experts deltaG. deltaG makes a variety of ketone drinks to use for different situations, so head over to deltaGketones.com to explore the science, and use the code CYCLIST for 20% off your first purchase.--This episode is also brought to you by JOIN, the training platform that sets you up with training plans that adapt on the go. Listeners of the podcast can get a 6 month subscription for the price of 4. At a monthly price of £8.49 GBP you now pay £33.96. So head to https://join.cc/promo/cyclist-magazine-podcast/ and start training with JOIN’s adaptive and flexible training plans now.---Did you know Cyclist is also stunning monthly magazine? Subscribe now at store.cyclist.co.uk/cycpod and get every issue for less than in the shops, delivered straight to your door. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
100. Shane Williams, Welsh rugby legend turned cyclist and AGILIS founder
Mar 7 2024
100. Shane Williams, Welsh rugby legend turned cyclist and AGILIS founder
This week Will and James are joined by Shane Williams, Welsh rugby union legend, Ospreys star winger, RFB Player of the Year and MBE. After nearly 20 years at the top of his sport, Shane retired in 2015 and quickly (like within a week) took up Ironman. From there, Shane's love of cycling only grew, and today he not only rides bikes and competes in triathlon, he's founded his own sportswear kit brand, AGILIS. Shane talks about training, winning, the difficulties of life after pro sport, and how he came to cycling. And most importantly answers that question: how many watts can a superstar rugby play push on a bike?Contact AGILIS to find out about its bespoke kit design service for clubs and charity events and check out agilissport.com for the full range, from jerseys to bibshorts to gilets – and enter CYCLISTMAG20 at the checkout for 20% off your order.  --This episode is brought to you by ketones experts deltaG. deltaG makes a variety of ketone drinks to use for different situations, so head over to deltaGketones.com to explore the science, and use the code CYCLIST for 20% off your first purchase.--This episode is also brought to you by JOIN, the training platform that sets you up with training plans that adapt on the go. Listeners of the podcast can get a 6 month subscription for the price of 4. At a monthly price of £8.49 GBP you now pay £33.96. So head to https://join.cc/promo/cyclist-magazine-podcast/ and start training with JOIN’s adaptive and flexible training plans now.---Did you know Cyclist is also stunning monthly magazine? Subscribe now at store.cyclist.co.uk/cycpod and get every issue for less than in the shops, delivered straight to your door. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
99. Daniel Troia cycled across America with no food or money
Feb 22 2024
99. Daniel Troia cycled across America with no food or money
This week James and Will talk to Daniel Troia, who cycled coast-to-coast across America (and back) with no food or money, then made a film about it: We Are All In This Together.With only basic camping gear and his trusty Surly tourer, Daniel begged and borrowed his way across the States in the hope of answering the question of the age: as a society, how divided are we? Along the way he met some extraordinary characters, made extraordinary connections and undertook some extraordinary feats, from sleeping in toilets to riding through deserts to living out of dustbins. It's an incredible tale, and one we know you'll love too.Interview begins at 5.26We Are All In This Together is available to stream now on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.Follow all Daniel's adventures on Instagram @the_travelin_dude--This episode is brought to you by JOIN, the training platform that sets you up with training plans that adapt on the go. Listeners of the podcast can get a 6 month subscription for the price of 4. At a monthly price of £8.49 GBP you now pay £33.96. So head to https://join.cc/promo/cyclist-magazine-podcast/ and start training with JOIN’s adaptive and flexible training plans now. ---Did you know Cyclist is also stunning monthly magazine? Subscribe now at store.cyclist.co.uk/cycpod and get every issue for less than in the shops, delivered straight to your door. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
98. African cycling pioneer David Kinjah, the man who made Chris Froome
Feb 8 2024
98. African cycling pioneer David Kinjah, the man who made Chris Froome
Joining James and Will this week is David Kinjah, Kenyan former pro cyclist who was the first black African to ride for a European team, competed at World Championships and Commonweath Games, founded the Safari Simbaz Cycling Trust and mentored many young African cyclists including one Christopher Clive Froome.Kinjah talks us through his journey into pro cycling, his experiences in Europe, Chris Froome and African cycling in 2024.Kinjah is also ambassador and ride leader for Ride Africa, a five day, 500km ride through some of Kenya's most beautiful regions, raising money for Child.org as it goes. Places on next year's ride are available now.Ride Africa will take place on 2nd - 9th February 2025 and 15th - 22nd November 2025. See rideafrica.org for more details.Interview starts at 5:47.--This episode is brought to you by JOIN, the training platform that sets you up with training plans that adapt on the go. Listeners of the podcast can get a 6 month subscription for the price of 4. At a monthly price of £8.49 GBP you now pay £33.96. So head to https://join.cc/promo/cyclist-magazine-podcast/ and start training with JOIN’s adaptive and flexible training plans now. ---Did you know Cyclist is also stunning monthly magazine? Subscribe now at store.cyclist.co.uk/cycpod and get every issue for less than in the shops, delivered straight to your door. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
97. Cycling to the South Pole with Maria Leijerstam
Jan 25 2024
97. Cycling to the South Pole with Maria Leijerstam
On the latest episode of the podcast, James and Emma are joined by Maria Leijerstam, a British adventurer and world record holder. In 2013 Maria became the first person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the continent. This epic, and rather dangerous, journey took her ten days 14 hours and 56 minutes. We caught up with Maria to hear all about her record setting journey, the highs and the lows, what cycling in Antarctica is really like, and how she ended up deciding it was a good idea. Maria also talks about her other adventures, including taking on the Siberian Black Ice Race which included cycling across Lake Baikal the deepest frozen freshwater lake in the world. It makes the recent frost in the UK seem a little meagre. There is also an exclusive chat about Mrs Chippy. Intrigued? Click play.Interview starts at: 5:21--This episode is brought to you by JOIN, the training platform that sets you up with training plans that adapt on the go. Listeners of the podcast can get a 6 month subscription for the price of 4. At a monthly price of £8.49 GBP you now pay £33.96. So head to https://join.cc/promo/cyclist-magazine-podcast/ and start training with JOIN’s adaptive and flexible training plans now. ---Did you know Cyclist is also stunning monthly magazine? Subscribe now at store.cyclist.co.uk/cycpod and get every issue for less than in the shops, delivered straight to your door. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
96. The future of cycling, from economics to Lost Dot racing
Jan 11 2024
96. The future of cycling, from economics to Lost Dot racing
To start 2024 off with a bang, James and Emma are joined by not one but two guests.First up is Mark Sutton, editor of Cycling Electric and all-round cycling industry news specialist who explains the current state of the cycling industry, looking at the past few turbulent years and what the future might hold.Mark shares his views on the industry landscape, discusses value vs volume brands, the boom of subscription models and whether 2023 was the bike industry’s worst year ever.Second on the podcast is Andrew Phillips, race director of Lost Dot, the organisation which runs the Transcontinental Race, Trans Pyrenees Race and now it’s latest race the Accursed.Launching this year, Andrew shares the ins and outs of the Accursed, how he first came to ride in the beautiful Balkans and why the race is the first ever no-fly ultra cycling event.It’s a whopper of a podcast, and you even get some chat from James and Emma too.Does anyone have a leap year birthday? Drop us a note if you do.Chat starts with Mark at: 06:16Chat starts with Andrew at: 40:21--This episode is brought to you by JOIN, the training platform that sets you up with training plans that adapt on the go. Listeners of the podcast can get a 6 month subscription for the price of 4. At a monthly price of £8.49 GBP you now pay £33.96. So head to https://join.cc/promo/cyclist-magazine-podcast/ and start training with JOIN’s adaptive and flexible training plans now. ---Did you know Cyclist is also stunning monthly magazine? Subscribe now at store.cyclist.co.uk/cycpod and get every issue for less than in the shops, delivered straight to your door. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
95. Simon Mottram, founder of Rapha
Dec 28 2023
95. Simon Mottram, founder of Rapha
This week James and Emma are joined by Simon Mottram, the founder of cycling clothing company Rapha. You might have heard of it.  Mottram is the former corporate branding specialist and lifelong cycling fan who set up Rapha in 2004 at a time when the sport had yet to experience the explosion of interest in Britain.  You could say, he made cycling cool.  In this episode Mottram delves into his decision to step down as CEO in early 2022, and what it has been like slowly letting go of the reins, this may or may not be where his new love of gardening comes in.  He also shares his views on the current state of the cycling industry and what needs to be done to progress forward. He is unsurprisingly positive about it all, his relentless passion for the sport is unwavering.  Plus, as a bonus Emma and James share their New Years resolutions. What are yours? --This episode is brought to you by JOIN, the training platform that sets you up with training plans that adapt on the go. Listeners of the podcast can get a 6 month subscription for the price of 4. At a monthly price of £8.49 GBP you now pay £33.96. So head to https://join.cc/promo/cyclist-magazine-podcast/ and start training with JOIN’s adaptive and flexible training plans now. ---Did you know Cyclist is also stunning monthly magazine? Subscribe now at store.cyclist.co.uk/cycpod and get every issue for less than in the shops, delivered straight to your door. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
94. Adam Hansen, 20 back-to-back Grand Tours and president of the CPA
Dec 14 2023
94. Adam Hansen, 20 back-to-back Grand Tours and president of the CPA
This week Will and James are joined by Adam Hansen, ex-pro and president of the professional riders union. As a rider, Hansen completed a record 20 consecutive Grand Tours, riding as a super-domestique first for Mark Cavendish and then for the bulk of his career with André Griepel. Hansen is also an incredible polymath, making his own carbon shoes (which weigh 76g) and writing bespoke software for this cycling team's logistics. His current day job is as president of the CPA - the Cyclistes Professionnels Associés, which represents most pro riders. He's also a staunch vegan who can go as deep as you want on why it should be the athlete's diet of choice. As you can imagine Hansen is a font of knowledge and stories, so to tide you over in these festive times, we thought we'd give you an extended episode. We loved talking to him, we hope you like it. Merry Christmas!Our chat begins at 4.52For more on Adam Hansen's custom shoes and clothing, check out https://hanseeno.myshopify.com/And for his wearable tech that analyses pedalling and running form, check out https://www.leomo.io/--This episode is brought to you by JOIN, the training platform that sets you up with training plans that adapt on the go. Listeners of the podcast can get a 6 month subscription for the price of 4. At a monthly price of £8.49 GBP you now pay £33.96. So head to https://join.cc/promo/cyclist-magazine-podcast/ and start training with JOIN’s adaptive and flexible training plans now.---Did you know Cyclist is also stunning monthly magazine? Subscribe now at store.cyclist.co.uk/cycpod and get every issue for less than in the shops, delivered straight to your door. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
93. Nigel Mitchell, Team Sky's sports nutritionist
Nov 30 2023
93. Nigel Mitchell, Team Sky's sports nutritionist
James is joined by ex-Team Sky sports nutritionist, Nigel Mitchell. Nigel has been a top clinical sports nutritionist for more than 25 years, with nearly a decade spent helping Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome win Grand Tours, followed by work with Team GB sailors, skiers and triathletes and more WorldTour cycling teams. In this episode, Nigel discusses the old school world of cycling nutrition and the revolutionary approach he brought to the WorldTour, plus how you can work out how to fuel on the bike based on your body, and what the future of sports nutrition looks like.Nigel is currently ambassador for American Pistachio Growers and head of nutrition at EF Pro Cycling. For more info on the superfood that is pistachios, visit https://americanpistachios.org/Nigel is also the author of two recipe books, The Plant-Based Cyclist and The Cyclist's Cookbook, available at all the usual bookshops.--This episode is brought to you by JOIN, the training platform that sets you up with training plans that adapt on the go. Listeners of the podcast can get a 6 month subscription for the price of 4. At a monthly price of £8.49 GBP you now pay £33.96. So head to https://join.cc/promo/cyclist-magazine-podcast/ and start training with JOIN’s adaptive and flexible training plans now.---Did you know Cyclist is also stunning monthly magazine? Subscribe now at store.cyclist.co.uk/cycpod and get every issue for less than in the shops, delivered straight to your door. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
89. Ex-pro Christian Meier is an elite runner now
Oct 5 2023
89. Ex-pro Christian Meier is an elite runner now
Joining Will and Emma this week is former pro road racer Christian Meier. The 38-year-old, who rode for Garmin-Chipotle and GreenEdge, recently took up trail running and this year won one of the world's biggest races in France. In this episode Meier discusses falling out with cycling, finding a new sport his ambitions in running.Meier is also one of the fore-founders of Girona's cycling scene, founding institutions La Fabrica, Espresso Mafia and The Service Course with his wife Amber, he talks to us about how the Spanish city has changed over the years and how he's developing the running community there too.Interview starts at 4:57.-------------Did you know Cyclist is also stunning monthly magazine? And if you subscribe now you'll receive a FREE set of EKOÏ sunglasses worth £75!Subscribe at: store.cyclist.co.uk/cycpod-------------This episode is supported by H.V.M.N, the creators of Ketone-IQ.We hear a lot about ketones in the pro peloton, but what are they?According to the experts H.V.M.N, ketones are a natural source of fuel for your body. When stored carbs are depleted, your body starts to convert fat into ketones. Studies show that ketones are 28% more efficient than glucose, making them a super-efficient fuel source for the brain and the body.These benefits led H.V.M.N to create Ketone-IQ: a drinkable ketone designed to support energy, focus and endurance.Developed alongside the U.S. military, Ketone-IQ is one of the most powerful ketone supplements on the market. It’s designed to elevate your ketone levels for up to 4 hours – much longer than other products. Plus, it’s vegan, caffeine free, and compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s guidelines. That’s a major win for athletes.Ketone-IQ Shots are the best way to get your ketones on the go. They’re portable, convenient, and fit perfectly in your pocket during a ride or a race.You can save 30% on Ketone-IQ using the promo code CYCLIST at  https://hvmn.com/CYCLISTTo learn more about achieving your ultimate metabolic potential, subscribe to H.V.M.N’s podcast 'Health Via Modern Nutrition with Dr. Latt Mansor' on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube. See hvmn.com for more details#sponsored Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
88. Winning gold with Neah Evans
Sep 21 2023
88. Winning gold with Neah Evans
This week Emma and Robyn are joined by World Champion track cyclist Neah Evans.Most recently Evans won the Madison at the World Championships in Glasgow alongside teammate Elinor Barker. She also boasts five Commonwealth Games medals, an Olympic silver medal, and has held national, European and world titles, over a number of track events.Coming to the sport slightly later than most, Evans explains how she ended up whizzing around the velodrome and discusses the positives and negatives around her atypical entrance into the sport.She also chats all things training with British Cycling, how track cyclists get paired up and her excitement for Paris 2024, only 15 sprint sessions away. Interview starts at 5:32.-------------Did you know Cyclist is also stunning monthly magazine? And if you subscribe now you'll receive a FREE set of EKOÏ sunglasses worth £75!Subscribe at: store.cyclist.co.uk/cycpod-------------This episode is supported by H.V.M.N, the creators of Ketone-IQ.We hear a lot about ketones in the pro peloton, but what are they?According to the experts H.V.M.N, ketones are a natural source of fuel for your body. When stored carbs are depleted, your body starts to convert fat into ketones. Studies show that ketones are 28% more efficient than glucose, making them a super-efficient fuel source for the brain and the body.These benefits led H.V.M.N to create Ketone-IQ: a drinkable ketone designed to support energy, focus and endurance.Developed alongside the U.S. military, Ketone-IQ is one of the most powerful ketone supplements on the market. It’s designed to elevate your ketone levels for up to 4 hours – much longer than other products. Plus, it’s vegan, caffeine free, and compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s guidelines. That’s a major win for athletes.Ketone-IQ Shots are the best way to get your ketones on the go. They’re portable, convenient, and fit perfectly in your pocket during a ride or a race.You can save 30% on Ketone-IQ using the promo code CYCLIST at  https://hvmn.com/CYCLISTTo learn more about achieving your ultimate metabolic potential, subscribe to H.V.M.N’s podcast 'Health Via Modern Nutrition with Dr. Latt Mansor' on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube. See hvmn.com for more details#sponsored Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.