Podcast

Interview 039: Eva and Mari | Cycling from Holland to Indonesia

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I am speaking with Eva and Mari after they have cycled from Holland to China and beyond. After more than a year on the road, these two ladies have cycled through 22 countries and pedalled over 24,000 km (15,000 miles). In today’s interview, we will find out all about their motivations to travel, how they prepared for this tour, and talk about their dreams and aspirations.

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Interview 038: Karl Kroll | Bikepacking Europe, Central Asia, and Pan America

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I have a chance to sit down and speak with Karl Kroll, an American that, after his first bike tour in 2017 did a bike tour through Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2018. Less than a year later, in January 2019, Karl dipped his rear wheel into the ocean just off the coast of Argentina in Ushuaia before starting the long trek north up towards Alaska and the Arctic Ocean. After cycling as far as Costa Rica, he was forced to temporarily put the tour on hold due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Interview 037: Katie Hatton | Big Rides and Hikes + Tips For Women

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I get to meet Katie, also known as You’ve Got to Wander. As a female adventurer, Katie is an inspiration to woman all over the world to get out there, seek new challenges and to overcome bigger and bigger obstacles. From cycle touring across the world, to hiking the lengths of England and New Zealand, Katie has some wonderful stories, advice and knowledge to share with our listeners.

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Interview 036: Michael Conti | Supported Ultra-Distance Bike Racing & Tips For A Successful RAAM

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to speak with Michael Conti, an American ultra-distance endurance cyclist that came 1st place in the Race Across the West in 2015 and in 2018 placed 4th overall and 1st American overall in the Race Across America. In today’s episode, we’ll learn all about what it takes to make it in the world of ultra-distance bike racing and how to be mentally and physically prepared after something uneventful happens.

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Interview 035: Luke Grenfell-Shaw | Re-Writing The Narrative As A CAN(cer) Liver

In this Episode of Bike Tour Adventures i speak with Luke Grenfell-Shaw while he is temporarily back in the U.K. after the Corona Virus made things too difficult to keep on cycling. Luke’s story is different from most, in that on 19 June 2018 he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, a very aggressive and rare type of sarcoma which left his lungs riddled with 13 cancerous nodules. One year after being diagnosed and having been through chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy, Luke wants to show that it is still possible to live with cancer and to never give up. On January 1st, 2020, Luke left home on a tandem bike with a dream of cycling 23,000km from Bristol to Beijing, passing through 24 countries along the way. Luke decided to ride a tandem bike in order to allow other Can Livers to join him along the way. One major aspect of Luke’s adventure is to also raise money for four cancer related charities as well as a selected charity for each of the legs on the journey.

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Interview 034: Shred America | A Journey Across America By Skateboard And Bike

In Interview 034 of Bike Tour Adventures I have the chance to talk with and get to know James Lagen. In 2008, James and three friends rode their bikes and skateboards from Chicago to New York City. Fueled by youthful ignorance, the four navigate America’s landscape through a maze of wrong turns and unfortunate circumstances. Today we are going to hear from James about their adventure and what they learned along the way. With their upcoming documentary, Shred America, their project is coming to an end.

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Touring Talk Episode 003: What Bike Do I Need?

In Episode 003 of BTA Touring Talk, Adam Hugill and I discuss the various types of options available when it comes to finding the right bike for the tour you are looking to do. Relaying our own experiences, we discuss the pros and cons of various types of touring bikes, such as road bikes, mountain bikes, folding bikes, traditional touring bikes, and adventure bikes. Hopefully, this will help you on making the right decision for your planned adventure. Cheers.

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Interview 033: Ian Finlay | My Endless Summer + Tips for Cycling The Pamir Highway

In Interview 33 of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I have the chance to speak with 53 year’s young Ian Finlay. In August of 2018, he loaded up his bike with everything he would need to finally take his “gap year” and cycle around the world, old enough to appreciate it and young enough to do it by bike. Within a few weeks, the tour grew from a few months to two years. Having never cycle toured, filmed, photographed or blogged, Ian decided he would learn as he goes and through these media he would share his Endless Summer.

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Interview 032: Arie Hoogerbrugge | The Long Way Down … To Argentina + Tips on Winter Cycling

In Episode 032 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to talk with Arie Hoogerbrugge. He recently started an epic bike tour adventure in St. John’s, Newfoundland and will be riding approximately 55,000km over the next 3 years as he makes his way west across Canada and then north to the top of Canada before turning around and heading south for the next couple years. The thing that makes Arie’s adventure especially interesting is that he decided to start in the winter, so that he could have the full experience of riding across Canada and to test his mettle against Canadian winter. This is a true story of man vs. nature.

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Touring Talk Episode 002 | Sleep Solutions

Bike Touring Sleep Solutions Bike touring and sleeping away from home go hand in hand. It’s would be pretty difficult to go on a bike tour and sleep at home every night.  In this podcast episode, myself and my co-host Adam discuss various means of accommodation which will come in useful throughout a bike tour,…

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