Pedaling Podcast

John decided to take on a 20,000km bikepacking from Auckland to London and en route he plans to talk with cycling industry, enthusiasts, athletes and other unique stories along the way. Follow along the journey as he crosses New Zealand, Australia, Asia, India and into Europe.


Hayden tackles Silk Road Mountain Race

On my visit to Melbourne I met up with Hayden, Brand Manager at The Pedla, to talk about this huge bikepacking race he is about to compete in. He shares all his insights before going into a race that needs preparation well beyond a few fitness drills. This is absolute meticulous planning, from the Terra Nova custom sleeping bag to training for uphill laden bikepacking workouts! 

Show Notes:

The Silk Road Mountain Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. The clock does not stop and there are no prizes. It follows gravel, single and double track and old soviet roads that have long been forgotten and fallen into disrepair. There is very little tarmac. There is some walking, and at times there is great distances between resupply points..

Starting my year long bikepacking cycling journey from Sydney all the way back to London. Currently in Riding to Adelaide.

Follow along, share the journey and hit me up if you wanna go rubber side down on any part of the route!  

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 2019-08-13  1h0m