Raya and Stephen take cycling podcasts to new heights (sideways ones) with a delve into the world of Extreme Cycling: That is, cycling where, how, and when people don't expect it.
So in an exclusive interview, we return to Podcast Studios (alright, alright, Raya's London flat) where we catch up with war photojournalist Finbarr O'Reilly. Finbarr has been in the frontline of some of the world's most dangerous places, capturing the images that would provide the real shock and awe of world conflicts. And while there, he's been cycling. That's right. When his Strava shows a strange kink, he's just gone round a landmine. (And when it stops abruptly, he's just hit one.)
The art of the bicylce selfie and taking moody mid-ride pictures on a smartphone is revealed (his are SPECTACULAR), and also discussed is how the bicycle is used in world conflicts; as seen by Finbarr, first hand. And on a serious note (we can do one of those, honestly) his path to cycling and how it helped his post-conflict depression is explored. It's a fascinating listen.
And if nothing else he has a beautiful Irish/Canadian accent. Put the pod on for that alone. It's like pouring maple syrup onto porridge.
Plus - of course - the Velominati gets all particular on frame adornments (what?), our presenters immerse in some heftily near-the-knuckle banter and Stephen smugly explains how he has saved his riding tech, with superglue. This probably won't end well.*
* it doesn't
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