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The cycling podcast for cycling enthusiasts who prefer a latte to pralmorelin dihydrochloride. All the fun, hobby, and social side to cycling, with news, articles, interviews, and minimal drug-crazed Strava-obsessed testosterone. With hosts triathlete @rayahubbell and comedian @stephencgrant. Sponsored by dhb - Don't hold back!

This show, like us, goes out as frequently as possible, but may be delayed due to weather, illness, or an inability to self-motivate.

Oct 4, 2018

Raya and Stephen embark on a biggy: show 33, in which we get the inside track on the highs, lows, and disasters of Raya's inaugural Ironman World Champs.

It's not all transitions and exertions though; the weather, the food, the pre-race night out (yes really!) and the nightmare of a provincial airport trying to assign baggage and bike boxes to 4000 visiting athletes is laid bare for all. Raya holds no punches.

On top of that, the Pod delves deeper into the acceptable weight doping in Zwift (it's good cheating, trust us) and the do's and don't do's of virtul racing.

And as ever, there's a velominati that our duo agree to disagree on (before agreeing on) that goes down various routes.

PLUS! Two unexpected bonuses; news of a new member of the podcast team (yes really!) and Stephen gives some actually decent practical advice for cyclists. Remember this day, it's monumental.

Probably in the best 33 shows we've ever done. We're saying that now as we forgot on the Pod.

Also listen to the end for a hidden bonus.


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