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 (


episode 148: Explore | Tour d'Écosse stage 6: Glasgow – Strathclyde Country Park

We’re still in Glasgow, and this is the big one, the Queen Stage of the Tour d’Écosse with seven current Scottish Football League grounds on the route, plus a couple of wild cards.

Lionel and Simon drop in on Cathkin Park, the so-called ‘ghost ground’ and former home to the long defunct Third Lanark club.

There are stops at Hampden Park, home of the Tartan Army, Parkhead – or Paradise to give it another name – Cumbernauld and Airdrie, the club with two second names Albion Rovers, Hamilton Academical and Motherwell. We also explore the sectarian divide which splits the city with Kenny Pryde.

The eyes of the cycling world will be on Glasgow, and other parts of the country as Scotland takes centre stage in August 2023 as hosts of the UCI World Championships. The first ‘Super Worlds’ as Lionel calls it, will see 190 rainbow jerseys awarded across multiple cycling disciplines. But what will the World Championships mean for the future of Scottish Cycling? We hear from Jimmy McCallum and Peter Ellen of The Cycling Academy about the work to create the champions of tomorrow.

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