The Cyclist Pod
The Cyclist Pod
Sep 19, 2018
Show 31 - Nerves and Preparation
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Raya and Stephen dive into show 31 with Raya on the brink - literally hours - of heading to the Ironman World Championships.

Nerves and preparation - mental, physical, and emotional, are all discussed in detail. Seriously in places, and trivially in others. Of course. It's the Cyclist Pod. We can't take any serious topic and not turn it into playground banter.

On top of that, the Velominati throws our two presenters into their toughest decision yet. Add to the mix a scenic turn in which the Cyclist Pod declares the future of 'winter bikes' could be over. It's the sort of compelling argument we make instead of answering the question in hand.

But nestling amongst all this are some actual tips on making sure your hard work for your big day of cycling isn't wasted.

And speaking of wasted, how to save a paralytic friend is a surprise tip in our 'What's happening on Strava' segment. Stephen & Strava & a non-porous pavement to the rescue.


The Cyclist Pod (c) Stephen Grant and Raya Hubbell

Music 'Zazie' c/o Kevin MacLeod (

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