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Bridie O’Donnell helps Sarah fall in love with The Hour

Podcast interview logoI have to admit, I’ve never really been a fan of The Hour Record, but when I read that Bridie O’Donnell is going to be making her attempt at it on 22nd January 2016, in Adelaide, I had to find out more, as I am a fan of Dr O’Donnell.  So she told me all about it, including why it’s the perfect cycling challenge for a scientist, how much it will cost, and some diversions around other things she’s been up to.  It’s a longer interview, but I could have listened to Bridie talk for hours about this.

Listen to Bridie talk here (1:03:31 mins/61 MB)



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Bridie’s being supported in her Hour Record attempt by a lot of people, but especially Rod and Barbara Dux of Dux Dreams Foundation, Ben Young at Frank Green, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and Sport Scientists Dr Stephen Lane PhD and Ken Ballhause B.Sc at HPTek.  Check out everything they do!  If you want to cheer her on (in fancy dress!) then it’ll be at Adelaide SuperDrome on 22nd January 2016, and streamed live worldwide too.

Follow Bridie on her website, Instagram and twitter – and if you can think of a better hashtag for her Hour than #BridiesHour, please do let her know.  Her team is Total Rush Hyster, and Cycling Australia will be showing highlights of all the Subaru National Road Series races they’re competing in on their Youtube. And if you know an Irish piper who can play her in in Adelaide on 22nd January, please do let her know as well!

Bridie’s SISU Girls podcasts are available here, and if you’re in Australia, you can catch her as the resident doctor on Channel 10’s The Project tv news show.  You can also listen to my previous podcast interview with Bridie from September 2014, and Part 1 and Part 2 of her appearance on Osher Günberg’s properly pro podcast from December 2014.

I’m funded to do these interviews by my wonderful Patreon supporters – thank you so much!  I’ll keep you all up-to-date with Bridie’s progress here on the site.

  1. Jeremy Garofalo
    November 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

    That was such a fun and informative interview! Thank you!

    • Sarah Connolly
      November 5, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Thank you! Bridie is so interesting to talk to!

  2. November 6, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Hearing about how Bridie and Molly both got into cycling in their 30’s and have still been able to do so much and have careers outside of cycling is incredibly inspirational for me. I get the feeling that they were both able to transfer a lot of life skills from their jobs to the bike and vice versa. Yay for being well rounded, accomplished human beings!

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