Podcast episode 15 – Let’s raise a grand

Well holy-moly kids, what a day and a bit it’s been. When Sarah and I recorded this episode our exciting new Unofficial, Unsanctioned Social Media Jersey project had barely been live for 12 hours and we were already amazed, excited, humbled and thrilled beyond words. You’ll hear us fumbling for what to say in the opening minutes of this week’s episode. By now, as it comes time to post the episode, the project’s been up for just over 24 hours and we’ve already raised more than double our original target.

Honestly, we can’t thank you enough for the support and interest you’ve already shown in the project. You’re amazing and you’re part of something that is going to be really special. Together we’re going to be able to give several riders a really special, and unexpected surprise. Sarah will post more details soon on what we’re planning to do as our total raised grows, but the short version is that we’re going to give away more prizes, so please don’t ease up on promoting it yet. There’s plenty of time left to donate and to make our total prize pool even bigger and better.

Anyway, on with the podcast! This week Sarah and I discuss “big, strong men” vs Emma Pooley and Sarah claims to know how to take a punch. It turns out mixed teams aren’t what you think they are and I learn to brainwash ladies. It’s a lot of fun so listen along here .



And iTunes subscribing-ness can be found here.

If you haven’t read the original post about the jersey project, never fear! Here it is.

Links to things we talk about in this post

Cervélo’s Beyond The Peloton videos from the Open de Suède Vårgårda in 2010 – Team Time Trial  and Road Race 

Lovely pre-race video interview with Marianne Vos at this year’s Vårgårda from womenscycling.net

This year’s Vårgårda videos – UCI video with no commentary on the TTT and the Road Race

Swedish TV report on Vårgårda, with Emma Johansson and English interviews with Vos and Slappandel

Channel 4’s Paralympics Coverage

The women’s team on Orica-AIS’ new site

The article Sarah wrote for Cyclingnews on changes to help develop women’s cycling

Stef Wyman writing for Cyclismas on the end of AA Drink-Leontien.nl

Marijn de Vries’ latest blog….  make sure you read to the end of it!

Upcoming races

25th August 2012: The GP de Plouay World Cup, France EDIT! And Monty’s preview on Podium Café

25th-27th August: Lotto-Decca Tour, Belgium

EDIT!!  29th August – 2nd September: Giro Toscana, Italy – Thanks Roger!  I was working from an out-dated calendar!

2nd September: Memorial Davide Fardelli ITT, Italy

3rd-9th September: Tour de l’Ardèche, France

4th – 9th September: Brainwash Ladies Tour, the Netherlands


3 thoughts on “Podcast episode 15 – Let’s raise a grand

  1. Nice work!
    One comment about the upcoming races list above: What about the snappily-titled Premondiale Giro della Toscana Internationale Femminile – Memorial Michela Fanini ? According to the UCI calendar it\’s a 2.1 stage tour from 29.08.2012 to 02.09.2012, so appears more than worth a mention.

    • Oh, has Toscana changed it’s dates? THANKYOU!!!! I’m clearly working from an old calendar! I’ll update immediately!

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