June 6, 2021
After a brief diversion from cycling, we are back with a bang with Helen Langridge. Helen quickly caught the long-distance bug, cycling LeJoG solo before meeting her partner Mike. now husband, and deciding to cycle around the World with him!
They completed an epic Round the World tour and I reckon Helen is just getting started in the long-distance cycling scene with plenty of exciting plans to come!
May 13, 2021
There has been a slight gap in podcast episodes of late... but with good reason: Laura has been running Wainright's Coast to Coast route in 6 days!!
If anything is going to teach the SteLa tandem team about endurance, team and keeping going when the going gets tough it is this run, especially with the unprecedented May weather.
Laura completed the 188miles and 30,569ft of climbing from St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay in the 6days and gained plenty of donations to Vetlife along the way. If you would like to donate too:
it would be greatly appreciated !
April 19, 2021
In 2018 Leigh Timmis became the fastest person to cycle across Europe travelling from Portugal to Siberia in an astounding 16days, 10hours and 45minutes. Prior to this he has completed a circumnavigation of the World at a slightly more leisurely pace, but still covering 44,000 miles across 50 countries. We have a great chat about what it took to undertake and complete these amazing feats of endurance, puns and some fantastic ideas for who best to put on your tandem!
April 10, 2021
TDA Global Cycling are the experts in long-distance supported cycling and Henry Gold is their founder. From epic beginnings, as the Tour D'Afrique race, Henry has grown the company to provide cycling tours and holidays in 6 continents and over 80 countries around the World! Henry has a wealth of experience from riding bicycles and organising trips around the World and has had more than his fair share of adventure including being charged by a wild elephant and narrowly escaping with his life!
More about TDA Global Cycling and their massive range of adventures for all sorts of cyclists is available here:
And more about Henry and his adventures on his blog:
April 5, 2021
Charlie is the Youngest Person to cycle around the World and tells us about his amazing ride and his adventures. It's great to hear first hand from someone who has not only cycled the World but broken and record along the way and Charlie has loads of practical advice.
To find out more about his adventures his website is: www.rtwcharlie.wixsite.com
but I must admit his Instagram posts with photos from his trips and adventures are great to follow too!
March 26, 2021
Angela "Ang" Walker blogs as Velo Elle saying "Hi I'm Ang and I spend a lot of time riding my bike!" and she certainly does!
Coming to cycling long distance as an adult she was soon sucked into the wonderful World of Audax and we chat about some of her most challenging rides such as PBP (Paris-Brest-Paris, 1200km) and the Trans Con (Transcontinental Race, across Europe) where she was part of the first female pair to finish. Despite these amazing achievements, Ang is a wonderfully down to earth woman and an avid supporter of the bicycle as a great means of transport, fitness and fun. She works for the Heeley Trust in Sheffield and with A Different Gear helping get more people on bikes across the city and beyond!
March 9, 2021
In this episode, I speak to Tim Millikin who cycled from Reading UK to Reading Pennsylvania as part of an epic cycle tour. Tim tells me about his adventures and the challenges he faced and also about the variation in banana sandwiches around the World!
Tim has just published a fantastic new book about his travels which is available from his website https://www.timmillikin.com/ along with lots more info about his adventures!
February 24, 2021
In this episode, I speak to someone who's done it already! Marcus and his wife Kirsty set out to cycle the World in tandem in 2014 and returned 851 days later with many exciting tales to tell. We talk about the joys of tandems, the importance of cake and other exciting plans like LeJog as a Bog!
February 7, 2021
In this episode, I chat with Richard Thoday, fellow Derbyshire cyclist, audaxer and most importantly World Record Holder for riding a Penny Farthing from Land's End to John O'Groats in 4 days 11hrs and 52mins breaking the 113 year old record. Richard gives us some fantastic tips and tells us about his planning and strategy to break a World Record as well as the joys and challenges of riding a Penny Farthing. For more about his amazing ride:
January 29, 2021
Marcia is Mawona Velo: Middle Aged Woman on a Bike! In this episode she talks about her route into long-distance cycling, her strategies for getting through longer rides and audaxes and her epic record-breaking attempt to ride from Land's End to John O'Groats and back again in just over 11.5 days!
She is a truly inspirational character and you can find more about her adventures here: https://mawonavelo.com