The Cyclist Pod
Show 39 - Zwift Me Up
Dec 21, 2018 · 1 hr 16 min
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Raya and Stephen pack in a pre-Christmas special with a ton of extra content - and even an extra voice in the studio.

There's shopping galore, as not only has Stephen splashed out on proper sunglasses, but his eBay exploits have taken a surprise turn when a series of 'what the hell' bids have turned into auction wins.

But our main chat topic is the Euro championships Raya has just returned from. Ibiza!!! How did she do? And how did she do it? Stephen does his best to understand, even when Raya describes the cycling route as 'all uphill' and Stephen wonders if the course organiser was M C Escher. Either way. listen out for a few banter fails (#banterfails). It's not all love.

And our main feature: Zwift. We talk to Steve Beckett, the chief of marketing and one of the original 6 members of the company, about their plans for the future, how virtual cycling is defining the shape of training to come, and even how it will change the world of gaming.

Plus, as ever, the Velominati presents us with a rule that gets to the core of training. With 3 voices in the studio it can't be a split vote. Which way will it go? And does anyone care?


The Cyclist Pod (c) Stephen Grant and Raya Hubbell

Music 'Zazie' c/o Kevin MacLeod (

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