Podcast

Interview 023: Jonas Deichmann | Cape-to-Cape World Record

In episode 23 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the opportunity to catch up with Jonas Deichmann, an ultra-endurance cyclist that was previously a guest in Episode 13. Currently holding two Guinness Book records as the fastest cyclist to cross Eurasia and the fastest cyclist to ride the Pan-America. When I last spoke with Jonas, he was preparing for a monstrous 18,000km, record-setting challenge, which would take him from Northkapp, Norway, all the way down through Europe, the Middle East, and Africa until finishing in Cape Town, South Africa. In today’s episode we are going to talk about his most recent journey, the gear he used to take on this challenge, as well as his experiences and lessons learned during this newest adventure.

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Interview 022: Pablo Espitia | Cycling the Silk Road

In Episode 22 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to catch up with Pablo Espitia, a young university graduate that has spent the last year cycling from Portugal to China, combining his passions of geography, sustainability and geography with bicycle travel through various cultures. 

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Interview 021: Rob Lea | Ultimate World Triathlon

In Episode 021 of Bike Tour Adventures I have the chance to speak with Rob Lea, an adventurer that has just completed the Ultimate World Triathlon, a combination of climbing Mt. Everest, swimming the English Channel and crossing the USA on a bicycle: all in one calendar year. Learn about how he prepared for all these different challenges, what the most difficult parts were and why gender equality plays such an important part in his life.

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Interview 020: Chris Bennett | Ultra-Distance Cycling + Tips on Gear and Bike Set-up

In Episode 020 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to get to know Chris Bennett, a 60 year-old Canadian who settled in New Zealand to escape the Canadian winters. After completing an Ironman race on every continent, except Antarctica, he shifted to self-supported ultra-endurance bicycle racing. Among his races are the Tour Divide from Canada to Mexico, the Transcontinental across Europe, to Istanbul, and most recently the Northcape – Tarifa from Norway to Spain.

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Interview 019: Sam Johnson | From Camper Van to Touring Bike + 18 Things He’s Learned From Life on the Road

In Episode 019 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have a chance to catch up with Sam Johnson, an English adventurer that has gone from travelling around in a camper van to pedalling the globe. Having now cycled through 32 countries and over 52,000 km, Sam has experienced civil unrest, seen the worst in people, and the good that is prevalent in the majority of the world.

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Interview 018: Arthur Desclaux | Cycling the World on a Bamboo Bike + How Not To End Up In A Myanmar Prison

In Episode 018 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to speak with Arthur Descleux, a wood engineer that built his own bamboo bicycle, has toured the world for the last 2 years, and has loved the people he met throughout the entire journey, including those he met while spending time in a Myanmar prison.

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Interview 017: Tristan Ridley | From Bike Tourer to Bikepacker + Tips for Cycling the Middle East and Africa

In Episode 017 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to catch up with Tristan Ridley while he on a 100 country journey with the plan of cycling 100,000km. In this episode we talk about his original 13 month tour from New Zealand to the United Kingdom, his current tour, what he considers to be the best country for bike touring and what is the most dangerous country he has ridden in.

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Interview 016: Onion Adventure | Going on a 3-year Bike Tour and Returning Home with a Tiny House

In episode 016 of Bike Tour Adventures, I interview Vroni and Jonas, a.k.a, Oni-on-Adventure, and learn about their how a bike tour adventure with a work and travel visa turned into a 3-year expedition from New Zealand back to Germany.

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Interview 015 – Swag Family Hughes | Bike Touring With Children on Tandem Bikes

In Episode 015 of Bike Tour Adventures I interview the Swag Family Hughes as they take their two young children on a one year bike tour around Australia as a means of educating them about the country, learning the stories of people around the country and creating educational content that can be used in primary schools around the world.

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Interview 014: Matt and Becky | Post-Tour – Going Back to “Normal” Life + Tips for Riding the Pamir Highway

In episode 014, I speak with Matt Arnold and Becky Prince about their 1 year tour from the United Kingdom to Singapore. We talk about places they really loved along the way, things they would have done differently, how not to waste too much money before the tour even starts and what it’s like going back to “normal” life after the bike tour adventure.

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