This season women’s cycling team Brother UK Tifosi p/b OnForm delivered top results en masse! In this episode Mike & Niels have the chance to speak to their team manager Simon Howes. In a casual conversation they try to find out how that all works. How to find the right team mix, sponsors, what about licenses … All of it. If you remember back to one of our first episodes Niels & Mike voiced their interest in running a women’s pro cycle team in the future. Now they have the chance to find out what is necessary. Will there be a veloccino pro team anytime soon? Tune in to find out!
The days are getting shorter and colder in the UK. How nice would it be to pack the bags and head over to Europe’s cycle Mekka Girona! Mike & Niels catch up with Dave & Saskia from Bike Breaks Girona who organise the Girona Cycling Festival. We find out how the couple ended up in the cycling hotspot and discuss all things bike. We discover that Girona is like Niels’ Instagram live feed (whatever that means) and that he believes he has certain similarities with Marcel Kittel. We find out more about the Girona Cycling Festival and how to make your cycling holiday in bike town Girona a dream!
Spencer Wilson’s work is omnipresent in our little cycling world. We see his work in magazines, on our friends walls, on popular cycling accessories and even wrapped around some of Britain’s most successful bike riders. Spencer is fun…on and off the bike! A great person to have around and even better to ride along with. In this episode we chat about our shared past with the Lovelo Race Team and we reminiscent on our short but pleasureful racing “careers”. Spencer walks us through his life as a cycling illustrator and explains how that all started. To our can-popping-loving audience we have a treat for you! We tasted some more delicious alcohol-free beer brands. Enjoy!
Mike Williams & Niels Schnadt met up with Richard Thoday in Matlock to talk all things Penny Farthing and to discuss Richard’s World Record breaking ride on this fixed geared bike from Land’s End to John o’ Groats. The two fearless & veloccino podcast hosts even got convinced to ride the steal beast themselves…Did they manage? Richard takes us through the wonderful journey on how he fell in love with this kind of bike and what he experienced before during and after his record breaking challenge. Thanks Richard for taking the time!
An evening around the kitchen table with our friend Kieren. This is a slightly different episode. We talk about Kieren’s cycling trip from the South West of England back to the Chilterns and how a bridge job almost ruined Niels’s birthday ride. We try to explore what cyclo-cross is all about and test some alcohol free alternatives too beer. If you are interested into starting some cyclo-cross races this episode might be for you. Favourite term of this episode “sugar burst”
Ben rode the entire length of the Tour de France with an organisation called Le Loop. He rode each and every stage and talks to us about how to step up and get yourself ready for the next level. We recorded this episode at the beautiful Musette cafe in Aldbury. Tune in to find out why Ben challenged himself to make this fantastic experience and to learn how to prepare for such a once in the lifetime event!
Douglas is a cycling nomad. Always been ingrained into the cycling world he is making a living out of taking bike riders on epic tours around the world. His track record lists routes like Cairo to Cape Town, Shanghai to Singapore and many more exotic trips along breathtaking sceneries. We are talking with this travel guru about his fun experiences, certain challenges and try to find out what it is that keeps him going.
In this episode of the Veloccino cycling podcast you will learn about the Titici Bike launch at Lovelo Cycle Works in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
You will find out about how Mike and Niels semi-successfully approached the Chiltern 100 ( now rebranded to L’Etape UK by Le Tour de France ) in the past and why Mike is not going to ride Le Tour de France. Or will he actually?
We talk about the Girona Cycling Festival where Niels participated in this year and why we are planning on doing it again next year.
Besides that you will join us fantasizing about potential interview partners, the dream of launching a professional cycling team, alcohol-free-ism and a fair amount of banter.
We are very grateful for the intro and outro music kindly provided by the talented Quincas Moreira !
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