The Rouleur Podcast
Rouleur Conversations Issue 114 - The Sustainability Issue
Just how green is cycling? Clearly the act of pedalling your bike is about as eco-friendly as it gets, but what about the way it was built, the delivery chain, even the clothes you wear to ride? Not looking quite so green now. And bike racing? Best not to ask how many air and lorry miles are involved in transporting the peloton around the globe. Rouleur Issue 114 looks at sustainability in cycling - on this podcast Editor Ed Pickering explains why it matters. And cycling journalist and F1 presenter Laura Winter joins us to talk about how Netflix are hoping to deliver some Grand Prix glamour to our sport.
Rouleur Tech - Enve Melee
Dan Cavallari gets the lowdown on Enve's Melee - the customisable road bike which takes up to 35mm tyres. His guest is Enve Composites chief engineer Kevin Nelson.
Rouleur Tech Podcast - Trek Madone
Across all its seven versions, the Trek Madone has been a benchmark for aerodynamics and speed. The company claims its latest Madone SLR is the fastest bike it's ever made - thanks in part to its radical aero seat tube. Dan Cavallari talks to two people closely involved in the Madone's evolution - John Davis, lead aerodynamicist and senior industrial designer Jon Russell.
Rouleur Conversations Beryl Burton - Britain's Greatest Athlete
Just how good was Beryl Burton? Her achievements are well known - countless British and international titles, beating not just the best women but the best men in time trialling, setting records which lasted decades. But how does she compare with today’s best? A new biography aims to answer that questions, but also tell the extraordinary story of the woman who can stake a real claim to have been Britain’s greatest ever athlete. Author Jeremy Wilson joins Ian Parkinson on this podcast.
Rouleur Tech Podcast - The Bicycling Nomad
Next time you feel like moaning about the weight of your bike-packing rig, spare a thought for the members of the Buffalo Soldiers Bicycle Corps, the black US soldiers who rode 1900 miles across gravel roads on heavy steel single speeds loaded down with military kit. Their expeditions, in the late 1890s, were designed to demonstrate the efficiency of transporting soldiers by bike rather than horse or foot. Modern-day explorer Erick Cedeño, known as The Bicycle Nomad, was captivated by their story and determined that it should be more widely known. He's recently retraced their journey, although on slightly more modern equipment. Dan Cavallari has been talking to him. You can watch video of Erick and Dan on this link:https://slowguyonthefastride.com/dignity-truth-the-buffalo-soldiers-project-with-the-bicycle-nomad/
Rouleur Conversations - The Inspiration Issue
The latest edition of Rouleur magazine is arriving with subscribers now. Issue 113 - The Inspiration Issue - includes interviews with some of the most inspiring riders in the peloton and some of the most inspirational places to cycle. Lorena Wiebes, Jai Hindley, Bradley Wiggins and Fabio Aru, along with Mont Ventoux and the hardest ever stage of the Tour de France. On this podcast, Ian Parkinson is joined by Rouleur editor Ed Pickering, photojournalist James Startt and staff writer Rachel Jary.
Rouleur Tech Podcast - Going Hookless with Enve Wheels
Recent years have seen huge changes in wheel and tyre technology. Disc brakes, wider tyres and tubeless rims are fast becoming standard. Dan Cavallari catches up with Jake Pantone of Enve Wheels and talks through the latest developments in the company's products and why no-one should be afraid to go hookless. This episode was recorded in July, before Dan set off for the Tour de France.
Rouleur Conversations TdF Femmes - Van Vleuten rises again
After eight days of inspiring and unpredictable racing, it's time to reflect on the inaugural Tour De France Femmes avec Zwift. Rouleur's Rachel Jary has been at every stage of the race, James Startt and Ian Parkinson have been watching from the comfort of home. Can anything - except retirement - stop Annemiek Van Vleuten winning in the mountains? Which teams could do better? And how important is the success of the TdFF to women's racing? Featuring interviews with rising French star Juliette Labous, super-domestique Audrey Cordon-Ragot and veteran racer turned DS Jolien D'Hoore.
Rouleur Conversations TdF Femmes Special with Marianne Vos, Ashleigh Moolman and Ellen van Dijk
Half way through the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift and it’s already rivalling the men's race for upsets, emotion and spectacular scenery. The legendary Marianne Vos still sits at the top of GC after her stunning stage victory, but will she survive the high mountains? Will Annemiek Van Vleuten regain her form and her favourite status after the virus which has laid her low until now? And why is Geraint Thomas's gilet making its own way towards the summit of Planche Des Belles Filles? Rouleur's Rachel Jary is on the route, gathering interviews and inside information - she joins Rouleur's James Startt and presenter Ian Parkinson for a snapshot of the race so far.