Podcast 2016, Episode 14 – It’s OK, he’s an Aussie
G’day from sunny Manchester this week team! Dan’s on holiday and enjoying the snow in the English spring. This week we’ve got heaps to talk about and it’s not all scandals involving Australians in Manchester. We also talk the end of the Assos Girl, the penalties for motor doping, crowd-funding and that big Marianne Vos crash.
On top of that, there’s heaps of racing to cover off. We’ve got Joe Martin Stage Race in the US, Omloop van Borsele, Dwars door Westhoek, and heaps of Cairns MTB activity. Of course there’s the usual hilarity and this week an added bonus of technical difficulties (which we’ve done our absolute best to correct, but sorry/not sorry).
Before you do anything else, make sure you vote for all the great cycling-related entries in the 2016 #BeAGameChanger awards – voting closes on 1st May, so hurry!
Things we talked about included….
This week’s racing
2016 Cairns MTB World Cup – Sarah’s collection of video and media
Dwars door de Westhoek –
Other things we talked about
Great InCycle feature on Roxane Knetemann, talking about her father, cycling legend Gerrie Knetemann, and more
The UCI announced the penalties for Femke van den Driessche‘s motorised bike being found at the 2016 U23 Cyclocross World Championships – a full result will follow.
Two cycling crowdfunders that are very different – help support Lauren de Crescenzo, who’s in hospital with horrible head injuries after a racing crash. And funding for a film about USA Olympic champion Kristin Armstrong‘s goal of getting to ride Rio.
Emily Chappell (who you might remember from Sarah’s interview) wrote about a new venture she’s involved with, the Adventure Syndicate, of amazing women who have adventures on bikes, and are aiming to inspire others to do the same. Follow them on twitter, instagram and facebook
Isabelle Clement is a Director for the Wheels for Well-being charity supporting and campaigning for disabled cyclists. She wrote an excellent piece rebutting the “bike lanes hurt disabled people” argument – it’s about London, but applicable everywhere. (If you’re interested in cycling and disability, check out the charity, and the work of the excellent Dr Rachel Aldred, her website and Sarah’s interview with her in December.
Want to ride what the Canyon-SRAM do? Buy their bike from Canyon.
Tour de Yorkshire, 30th April, UK – this one will be streamed live! https://prowomenscycling.com/2016/04/28/tour-de-yorkshire-2016/>Here’s Sarah’s guide to watching the race.
Silver City Tour of the Gila, USA, 4th-8th May – follow their twitter
Vuelta Costa Rica, 5th-8th May
Women’s World Tour #7 Tour of ChongMing Island, 6-8th May
Sarah’s funded to do all this kind of thing through her Patreon – you can join her wonderful supporters funding her from as little as 2 of your currency every month! And listen to her talk about what that Patreon support means, and how she built an audience, over on the Patreon podcast:
What we’ve been talking about lately
- Podcast 2016 Episode 34 – The Dystopic Science Fiction Architectural Cycling Digest
- 2016 Road World Championships – videos, photos & media from the Road Races
- Guest post: Peter van der Veen: Amstel Gold Race for women, fantastic! Or not so?
- Podcast 2016 Episode 33 – Sarah Is Not Allowed On Mountain Bikes
- 2016 ITT World Championships – videos, photos and more