10 Podcasts for Cyclists

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10 Podcasts for Cyclists

Whether you’re looking for a way to stay up to date on the professional peloton or just want something interesting to listen to while you pedal through your next indoor trainer session, these 10 podcasts are perfect for those who love the sport of cycling.

1. ASK A CYCLING COACH

Whether it’s tactics for getting faster on the bike or losing weight, this podcast from Trainer Road helps you achieve your personal goals. It’s run by several USAC certified coaches, all of whom answer listener questions. The roundtable-style discussion also touches on the latest training research and common training mistakes you’ll need to avoid to up-level your performance.

2. THE CYCLING PODCAST

For those of you looking for a way to keep up with what’s happening in the pro peloton — something you definitely won’t get watching ESPN — this podcast is for you. It’s run by three pro-cycling journalists who discuss current race news, provide commentary on hot topics in the pro peloton and host some of the best interviews of your favorite cyclists anywhere.

3. CYCLING TIPS PODCAST

Do electric bikes belong on singletrack? Are cyclists in the Tour de France superstitious? These are a few of the topics you’ll hear on the Cycling Tips podcast, which is as helpful as it is interesting. It isn’t a rambling, unending podcast and most topics are covered in an hour or less — making it the perfect companion to free yourself from the boredom on the indoor trainer.

4. LIFE IN THE PELOTON

While it might seem like just another professional cycling podcast, Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker is anything but. Think of it as a behind-the-scenes look at the pro peloton, providing the insight you don’t normally get from the outside looking in. Though topics sometimes veer away from cycling, you’ll always be interested in the conversation. Questions from listeners are also welcome.

5. OPEN MIC WITH MIKE CREED

This conversational podcast is hosted by former pro Mike Creed, who was also team director for Team SmartStop and is currently the team director for the new U23 American Team Aevolo. Along with his intriguing interviews with current professionals, Creed relies on his knowledge of the sport to discuss light-hearted topics and give listeners his own personal perspective of what life is like as a professional bike racer.

6. RECON RIDE PODCAST

Hosted by Cycling News, the Recon Ride is a preview show for the biggest races on the pro-cycling event calendar. From pre-race favorites to in-depth looks at routes and key stages in the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and more, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get caught up prior to the start.

7. ROULEUR PODCAST

Rouleur is known as one of the most artistic and beautiful cycling magazines. While you won’t get the stunning photography, this podcast does give listeners a chance to get inside each issue with assistant editor Andy McGrath as he interviews those behind the content on its pages. The art of TV cycling commentary and the best mustaches in the pro peloton are examples of the unique topics commonly covered.

8. THE SLOW RIDE PODCAST

This heavily opinionated podcast was created by three former bike messengers from Minneapolis as a way to keep listeners up to date on what’s happening in the sport and cycling culture. What separates it from others on this list is it offers sound advice for cyclists of all abilities. Whether you’re an experienced racer or someone who’s just starting out riding a bike for fitness, you’ll learn something you didn’t know about cycling.


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9. UNOFFICIAL, UNSANCTIONED WOMEN’S UCI CYCLING SHOW

While it started as a blog, this podcast focuses primarily on the women’s professional peloton, which is often ignored by mainstream media. Host Sarah Connolly is a refreshingly outspoken voice who will keep you interested whether she’s interviewing top athletes or discussing larger topics in women’s cycling.

10. VELONEWS PODCAST

From a discussion on the correct tire pressure to tips for amateurs attempting to conquer the legendary Haute Route in the Pyrenees, this podcast touches on a bit of everything. You’ll also get some professional cycling news and a few interviews with those in the sport’s spotlight. New episodes are posted every 2–3 days so you won’t have to wait too long for new content.

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  • John

    How does a guy who graduated from PSU miss The Sprocket Podcast and the KBOO Bike Show?