veloccino - The best stories have not yet been ridden! - The Cycling Podcast
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Potentially the only cycling podcast that matters? Light-hearted cycle talk and more from the heart of the Chilterns.
Hi we are Niels Schnadt & Mike Williams. The cycling podcast brought to you by veloccino, the cycle stories website head quartered in the Chilterns, United Kingdom.
We are hosting a show around interviews with people from various parts of the bicycle industry. We will talk about cycling events, bike touring, road racing - womens cycling as well as mens cycling, mountain biking
Merry X-mas everyone! To celebrate the festive season of the year and the end of the central cyclo-cross leage we did not shy away from spending all our money on mulled wine, christmas cakes, minced pies and festive beer to attract some of the finest that our local cyclo-cross scene has to offer, the crème de la crème, the Who is Who.
We welcome Kev and Nathan from the VeloBants, Gemma from Lovelo and (our first ever recurring guest) Kieren from the RAF.
We talk about .... you guessed right ...cyclo-cross. We discuss the hosting of an event that attracted 165 particiants for the womens race, we find out how the Bants actually did it! We learn about how to prepare and race cyclo-cross, we talk about tyre pressure and we learn why eyebrows and parfume are utterly important!
Tune in to our longest episode to date with a lot of bants, laughter, facts and half wisdom! This show is for you if you want to find out how to take your cyclocross event to the next level and why your event should provide porcelain, Molton Brown and a bum gun.
In this episode we chat to Nick Clarke. We talk about long distance time trials, breaking records, preparation for the Atlas Mountain Race and how Nick made friend with a chicken called Nancy. We learn about the record breaking ride crossing the UK from Pembroke to Great Yarmouth and how a teeny tiny can of coke can cause a havoc. Tune in if you would like to get first hand insights into the mind of master cajoler and keeper of the pain cave Nick Clarke.
In this Episode Niels & Mike have the chance to chat to World Champs Bronze medalist, double British U23 champ & newly signed Team Sunweb rider Anna Henderson! During our interrogation Anna walks us through her exponential path from her first proper bike at Lovelo Cycle Works in Berkhamsted to signing a pro contract with Team Sunweb. We relive the World Champs in Yorkshire together where Anna and her GB Team Time Trial crew phenomenally won the bronze medal and we finally shed some light about what was actually in the podium Tupperware boxes! Also we find out what a banana has to do with all of this!
It has been a bit quiet over the last couple of weeks. Niels & Mike will explain why and what happened. In this Season Finale they talk about what they learnt, what their highlights were and where the journey will be going.
We had a full house! The veloccino recording studio got taken over by Sam, Melinda & Amy from the women's cycling race team Lovelo Squadra Donne. We learn about batons and bell burns ... But also about the tour of Malta, team spirit, giggles and smiles, the queen of the bomber and many more fun stuff! It is relaltively easy to set up a bike team, the difficult bit is to retain a team so how does Lovelo do it? What can other clubs learn from finding common grounds and being successful. Tune in and find out...
This season women's cycling team Brother UK Tifosi p/b OnForm delivered top results en masse! In this episode Mike & Niels have the chance to speak to their team manager Simon Howes. In a casual conversation they try to find out how that all works. How to find the right team mix, sponsors, what about licenses ... All of it. If you remember back to one of our first episodes Niels & Mike voiced their interest in running a women's pro cycle team in the future. Now they have the chance to find out what is necessary. Will there be a veloccino pro team anytime soon? Tune in to find out!
The days are getting shorter and colder in the UK. How nice would it be to pack the bags and head over to Europe's cycle Mekka Girona! Mike & Niels catch up with Dave & Saskia from Bike Breaks Girona who organise the Girona Cycling Festival. We find out how the couple ended up in the cycling hotspot and discuss all things bike. We discover that Girona is like Niels' Instagram live feed (whatever that means) and that he believes he has certain similarities with Marcel Kittel. We find out more about the Girona Cycling Festival and how to make your cycling holiday in bike town Girona a dream!
Spencer Wilson's work is omnipresent in our little cycling world. We see his work in magazines, on our friends walls, on popular cycling accessories and even wrapped around some of Britain's most successful bike riders. Spencer is fun...on and off the bike! A great person to have around and even better to ride along with. In this episode we chat about our shared past with the Lovelo Race Team and we reminiscent on our short but pleasureful racing "careers". Spencer walks us through his life as a cycling illustrator and explains how that all started. To our can-popping-loving audience we have a treat for you! We tasted some more delicious alcohol-free beer brands. Enjoy!
Mike Williams & Niels Schnadt met up with Richard Thoday in Matlock to talk all things Penny Farthing and to discuss Richard's World Record breaking ride on this fixed geared bike from Land's End to John o' Groats. The two fearless & veloccino podcast hosts even got convinced to ride the steal beast themselves...Did they manage? Richard takes us through the wonderful journey on how he fell in love with this kind of bike and what he experienced before during and after his record breaking challenge. Thanks Richard for taking the time!
Dr Ian Walker recently broke the World Record in cycling through Europe starting at the most northern tip to the most southern tip. Mike travelled all the way over to Bristol to speak to Ian about his journey pre and during the race.
An evening around the kitchen table with our friend Kieren. This is a slightly different episode. We talk about Kieren's cycling trip from the South West of England back to the Chilterns and how a bridge job almost ruined Niels's birthday ride. We try to explore what cyclo-cross is all about and test some alcohol free alternatives too beer. If you are interested into starting some cyclo-cross races this episode might be for you. Favourite term of this episode "sugar burst"
Ben rode the entire length of the Tour de France with an organisation called Le Loop. He rode each and every stage and talks to us about how to step up and get yourself ready for the next level. We recorded this episode at the beautiful Musette cafe in Aldbury. Tune in to find out why Ben challenged himself to make this fantastic experience and to learn how to prepare for such a once in the lifetime event!
Douglas is a cycling nomad. Always been ingrained into the cycling world he is making a living out of taking bike riders on epic tours around the world. His track record lists routes like Cairo to Cape Town, Shanghai to Singapore and many more exotic trips along breathtaking sceneries. We are talking with this travel guru about his fun experiences, certain challenges and try to find out what it is that keeps him going.
In this episode of the Veloccino cycling podcast you will learn about the Titici Bike launch at Lovelo Cycle Works in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
You will find out about how Mike and Niels semi-successfully approached the Chiltern 100 ( now rebranded to L'Etape UK by Le Tour de France ) in the past and why Mike is not going to ride Le Tour de France. Or will he actually?
We talk about the Girona Cycling Festival where Niels participated in this year and why we are planning on doing it again next year.
Besides that you will join us fantasizing about potential interview partners, the dream of launching a professional cycling team, alcohol-free-ism and a fair amount of banter.
We are very grateful for the intro and outro music kindly provided by the talented Quincas Moreira !
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Soooo...here it is!
The first Episode of the veloccino podcast!
This is our take on to introduce our podcast to the world. A short introduction, a bonus feature, a trailer, a gentle "Hello...is it us you are looking for!?!"
Every story starts with a first pedal stroke and a team that can share it!
The veloccino twosome is coming at you like Sherlock & Watson, Tom & Jerry, Elvis & Presley... This is the show of Niels & Mike!
You will find out where the professional international accent is coming from, you will learn what the hell is actually going on, we will talk about veloccino in general and chat about the outlook of this spectacular cycling show of wisdom, banter, belly dance and wonky humour. And who actually is Mike?
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