The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Classics. Join journalists Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie – and a few special guests along the way – as they podcast about the latest cycling news and the world of professional cycling. Expect a mix of insight and analysis as our three experienced journalists cover not just the big talking points but take you behind the scenes of professional cycling. The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie To support The Cycling Podcast, subscribe as a Friend of the Podcast and listen to more than 50 episodes. Subscribe at (


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“Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not”. In this episode Tom Whalley channels his inner Arthur Seaton as he looks at the history and legacy of the Raleigh brand, 20 years after they closed their final factory in Nottingham. Local historian Chris Matthews takes us on a walk of some of  the key Raleigh sites in the city, and digital story teller James Walker talks about author Arthur Sillitoe’s classic novel, Saturday Night Sunday Morning, and its protagonist Arthur Seaton who worked in the Raleigh factory. We also hear from Julian Hopkins who collects Raleigh Burners and Ken Price who has one of the world’s most impressive collections of Raleigh Choppers.

James Walker’s work includes Dawn of the Unread, an online graphic novel series celebrating Nottingham's literary history, and The Sillitoe Trail, which explores the enduring relevance of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. More recently he has created the Sillitoe-inspired Instagram story The Loneliness of the Lockdown Runner and the D.H. Lawrence Memory Theatre.

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Chris Matthews is a historian, author and graphic designer. You can see more of Chris’ work here

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