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The veoccino cycling podcast from the heart of the Chiltern Hills. Your hosts Mike Williams, Gemma Felstead and Niels Schnadt invite you to play a fly on the wall during light-hearted conversations with fascinating people from all aspects of the cycling universe. We are taking our guest along the scenic route to dig a little bit deeper and find out more about their individual story. Hold on tight and enjoy the ride, because the best stories have not yet been ridden! The veloccino cylcing pod ...
 
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In this episode Gemma Felstead has the chance to speak to Dean Kidd about his transformation process from living an unhealthy lifestyle to completing a full Ironman in Italy. Tune in to this episode to hear more about the challenges Dean had to overcome and what had triggered the decision to turn his life upside down to conquer this journey. We lea…
 
In this week's episode of the veloccino Cycling Podcast, Mike Williams and Niels Schnadt have the chance to chat with Jakub Pieniazek. Jakub is the Co-Owner of the Workshop Cafe in Palma de Mallorca and also a hugely successful cycling coach. He is the head coach of the Polish National handbike team and has helped his riders achieving stellar resul…
 
In this episode Gemma Felstead, Mike Williams and Niels Schnadt welcome three guests! Piotr Klin is going to attempt to brrak the Master's hour record in Mexoco in altitude. He works together on this attempt with his coach Mark Powell and a group of engineering students from the Warwick University. Hannah, one of the group of students is also a gue…
 
Gemma Felstead and Niels Schnadt speak to Rick Lister from Finishline Racing.Since this season was very light on bike racing due to Covid19, Gemma & Niels felt the urge to bring a bit more racing flavour into the podcast. Since they spoke with Olly Moors in the previous episode about veganism and bike racing they thought that this time the emphasis…
 
In this episode of the veloccino cycling podcast, Gemma and Niels chat to Olly Moors from the UCI Continental Team Ribble Weldtite about all things veganism. Olly has been racing bikes all over the globe, back as a young rider for an american team, but also in Belgium for a couple of years. Since the beginning of 2019 he chose to adapt to a vegan l…
 
In this episode of Veloccino Cycling podcasts, Gem, Mike and Niels are going to talk about the experience in cycling. Gem is a coach in running. So, this podcasts episode will help listeners motivate and inspire in Gem’s story. Let’s begin! Episode Timeline Gem’s racing series 4:00 Gem is halfway through this zwift Racing League. They had a course …
 
This is the first episode of many to come that is hosted by our new team member Gemma Felstead! Gemma speaks to Alice Lethbridge about overcoming challenges in amateur cycling. They talk about previous results but also sacrifices and how juggling your aspiring cycling life with your daily day job. Enjoy Gemma's first episode. If you have any questi…
 
When is a van not a van? We travelled down to the Brighton area to meet Dan Linfield from bloK.pod! bloK.pod builds custom pods to convert your van into an instant camper van. He also build fantastic fork mounts to enable you to bring you bike with you to all your adventures.We spoke with Dan about how he came up with the idea, how that all started…
 
"We heard a lot about virtual cycle racing in the past. Especially during the lockdown period it seems to have grown in popularity. So we wanted to find out what it is all about. How does it work? How do you get involved? How does a league look like and how do teams work together? We caught up with Gemma Felstead and Paul Fitzpatrick to talk about …
 
In this episode Mike Williams and Niels Schnadt catch up with Josefine Lützau from Denmark. Josefine is a top Danish freeride skier and was working towards qualifying for the Pro World Tour when Covid-19 hit the global sport scene. Change of plans due to those unforeseen circumstances brought Josi back on her bike. Road cycling is her other passion…
 
We were tempted to call this episode "only fools and horses" but the more descriptive title might make more sense in this case. Hang on, you might think, I thought this is a cycling podcast? Yes it is! That is exactly why we decided to talk to a horsey person to find out how to overtake horses safely during our bike rides. In this episode we had a …
 
In this episode Mike Williams and Niels Schnadt are dipping their toes a little bit more into Triathlon, long-distance to be specific. Ruth Astle just turned pro after she won the overall age group category at the 2019 Ironman world championships in Kona, Hawaii. We learn a lot about her, British wine, rookie and bike errors, and we find out how sh…
 
Mike Williams and Niels Schnadt had a chat with Michael Broadwith to find out what fascinates him on mathematics and why he likes pot noodles so much! ;) We spoke about his world record breaking ride from Land's End to John o' Groats and discussed all things mathematics. Do you know where his Twitter handle 24HourMaths is coming from? Well you will…
 
In this episode Mike Williams and Niels Schnadt have the chance to speak to Simon Voysey, who is one of the owners of the Musette Cycle Cafe in Aldbury in the Chilterns. Hands down our most favourite coffee stop! We learn about how it all started, we discover how tough it actually is to run a hospitality business and we reminiscent about a lot of f…
 
This episode is a quick chat between Mike and Niels to find out what each of them are up to. How does Covid-19 impact their daily day life. Topics that are covered: Updates Future Guests Zwift & virtual cycling DIY errors 2 goats is a party Building a barn This is one of the episodes we are planning to do more often. Raw and uncut. We hope you enjo…
 
A lot has changed in the UK over the last couple of weeks due to the Corona Situation. There is a lot of negativity flowing in from all channels and a lot of things are said of what we can not do anymore. In this episode we want to focus on what you actually can do! We are the positive podcast! Tune in to listen to our conversation with a) Mark Pow…
 
Mark Powell is the coach of many fantastic cyclists. Some of them are national champions and even world record breakers. Mike Williams and Niels Schnadt had the chance to chat to him about how that all works. How do you become a coach, how do you coach people and if you are looking for a coach how do you find the right one for you.…
 
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 wo…
 
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 …
 
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, t…
 
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 …
 
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 Gir…
 
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 ab…
 
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 th…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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,…
 
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 Franc…
 
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 …
 
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