Raya and Stephen decamp for the first time from Podcast Towers (Stephen's house in Sussex) and head to Podcast Studios (Raya's house in London) for this first-ever city-based podcast.
And like recently arrived Russian Oligarch, we whack out the cash as we peruse the bicycle exotica that is the world's most expensive bicycles. Are they the pinnacle of technology? Are they the bicycles from history that money can't buy (though it can?). Or are they normal bikes that someone has glued some diamonds to? SPOILER: Bit of everything, mate.
To make sure there's some purpose to all this, we discuss how a cyclist could best spend their money, and venture into the world of bespoke bicycles, and our feature-length interview sees us joined by bike building team Ian and Jane from North Road cycles. Though that interview happened in Manchester. We have very much been on the North Road.
And with our city-focused flavour to this pod, we despair at lethal road quality, come up with a training plan based on travelcard zones, ponder the futility of overtaking cyclists in a city centre, and delve into how evolution will change bicycle commuters. We go all Darwin on yo ass.
On top of that, there's a Velominati which switches focus from cycling to coffee (set pompousity levels to max), and a news-meets-kitbag mashup between Apple and Rapha that might require you to remortgage just to enter the shop. Just us well Raya has gone and got herself a 3rd job then.
The Cyclist Pod (c) Stephen Grant and Raya Hubbell www.cyclistpod.com
Music 'Zazie' c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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