Podcast

Touring Talk Episode 001 | Stoves

In Episode 001 of BTA Touring Talk, Adam and I discuss the various types of cooking stoves out there, our experiences with them, and what our recommendations would be.

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Interview 026: Adam Hugill Cycles the World & Deciding When to end a Tour

In Episode 026 of Bike Tour Adventures, Adam Hugill and I record a catch-up podcast. In the 11 months since I last interviewed him a lot has changed. We are going to talk about how his tour changed his life, how he adapted his bike to the ever-changing circumstances of world-wide travel, where he is now and what’s next for him.

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Interview 025: Thibault & Khan | The Non La Project – France to Vietnam

In episode 025 of Bike Tour Adventures I have the opportunity to talk to Thibault and Khánh (Lea), a French and Vietnamese couple. They are trying to do something good for the world by raising money for the NGO Poussieres de Vie, which raises money to enable young kids from poor families to go to school. The name of the project they have created for themselves is called the Non La Project, and they are now around 11,000km into their honeymoon bike tour as they cycle from France to Vietnam.

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Interview 024: Viktor Zicho | Amazing moments in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan + 1 Month in Pakistani Prison

In Episode 024 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to speak with Viktor Zicho, a 26 year old Hungarian citizen that is currently from Hungary to India on a recumbent bike. Not just your everyday adventurer, Viktor combines his favourite pastimes of photography, climbing and travelling in to one amazing lifestyle. Don’t miss the bonus section where we discuss his spending 4 weeks in Pakistani prison for illegally crossing the border.

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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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