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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episode 150: Explore | Tour d'Écosse stage 8: Leith – Dunfermline

After some initial confusion about which bridge would take them from Edinburgh across to Fife, Lionel and Simon’s Tour d’Écosse journey continues with stage eight.

It’s a relatively short stage but there’s a deceptive amount of climbing on the course today and Simon is beginning to feel it. His efforts to slow Lionel down come to nothing...


 2022-11-10  40m

episode 151: Wright said Fred

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, one of the revelations of 2022, Fred Wright of Bahrain Victorious, meets Daniel Friebe to review his season and discuss his journey so far towards the upper echelons of the World Tour.

Before that, Daniel is joined by Rob Hatch to review the week's main news stories. We get the latest on Nairo Quintana, Jay Vine and Mark Cavendish - and also hear from new BikeExchange-Jayco signing Alessandro De Marchi...


 2022-11-08  1h24m

episode 152: Explore | Tour d'Écosse stage 9: Linlithgow – Alloa

All roads lead to Alloa as the first stretch of Tour d'Écosse stages come to a conclusion with a trip to see the Wasps take on Clyde in the shadow of the beautiful Ochil Hills.

The roll out is from the site of the West Lothian Cycle Circuit at Linlithgow. Lionel meets Matt Ball, one of the driving forces behind the creation of the circuit about how he hopes it will inspire generations of young cyclists and give riders of all abilities somewhere to meet, ride and race...


 2022-11-11  50m

episode 153: Movers and shakers

In the November episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin, Rose Manley, Orla Chennaoui and Lizzy Banks talk transfers. With a number of high profile riders swapping teams, The Cycling Podcast team discuss the mechanics behind the moves and how they might change the face of racing next year. 

Drawing particular attention is the official arrival of Zoe Backstedt on to the Women’s World Tour...


 2022-11-13  1h17m

episode 154: Explore | Tour d'Écosse stage 10: Bonnyrigg – Freuchie

After just 165 rest days, the Tour d’Écosse resumed in Bonnyrigg in late September for the final stretch of the journey taking in the remaining Scottish Football League grounds. The route director had to re-draw the course over the summer because Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic became the newest members of the Scottish League after winning promotion at Cowdenbeath’s expense in May...


 2022-11-14  55m

episode 155: Explore | Tour d'Écosse stage 11: Freuchie – Dundee

Join Lionel Birnie and Simon Gill in Freuchie as they recap the first stage of the Tour d’Écosse following their return to Scotland for their journey around the country visiting all the football grounds...


 2022-11-15  50m

episode 156: Explore | Tour d'Écosse stage 12: Dundee – Montrose

The Angus stage of the Tour d’Écosse takes Lionel Birnie and Simon Gill from Dundee up to Forfar and Brechin before dropping down to the seaside in Arbroath and finally hugging the coastline to Montrose.

There are a couple of culinary delights on the way, the Forfar Bridie for brunch and the Arbroath smokies for lunch before heading to watch the Red Lichties, Arbroath, take on East Fife at Gayfield Park, which is apparently the closest football ground in Europe to the sea...


 2022-11-16  38m

episode 157: Explore | Tour d'Écosse stages 13-15: Montrose – Peterhead – Elgin – Birnie – Dingwall

The final episode of the Tour d’Écosse series covers the last three stages of the ride to visit each of Scotland’s Football League grounds.

Stage 13 of the trip takes Lionel and Simon from Montrose to Peterhead, via Aberdeen and a visit to Slains Castle, which inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula. At 128 kilometres it’s the longest stage of the entire tour too but, fortunately, it's somewhat tailwind-assisted...


 2022-11-17  1h31m

episode 158: Men in the Mirror

How does a WorldTour professional evaluate his own performance? How does his team? What about his colleagues and training partners? In this week’s episode, regular guest Larry Warbasse of AG2R Citroën Team and his compatriot, Joe Dombrowski of Astana Qazaqstan, are invited to analyse and critique their respective 2022 seasons – and then to turn the spotlight on each other...


 2022-11-17  1h18m

episode 159: Service Course | The master of disruption

In this episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks talks to Henry Furniss, who describes his mission as 'enhancing adventure with disruptive techonology'.

In 2019, he left WindyMilla, the company he co-founded, and the following year he hinted to Service Course what he planned to do next.

Now he can put more flesh on the bones of his new project, which combines two of our favourite things – new materials and 3D printing...


 2022-11-21  58m