The Cycling Europe Podcast Returns: New Bicycle Special

The Cycling Europe Podcast returns with a new touring bike special. Andrew P. Sykes visits CycleSense in Tadcaster, Yorkshire to pick up his new Koga Signature WorldTraveller bicycle and chats to the owner David Stainthorpe about his purchase. We hear from Koga brand ambassador Alee Denham from the website about his experiences of cycling across South America on a Koga WorldTraveller bike. Andrew also chats to the master frame builder Richard Hallett about his life as a bespoke bicycle manufacturer and to one of his very satisfied customers, Andy Johnson. We hear an extract from Andrew’s first book – Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie – in which he wrote about buying his first touring bicycle, a Ridgeback Panorama. Finally, the author reflects upon his first ride on his new touring bicycle, a bike called Wanda.

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  1. You are the consummate professional, Andrew….and that’s without even being a professional sound journalist….would that you could turn the clock back 20 years….
    And btw, enjoy Wanda….I’m sure I can put together some tongue-in-cheek thoughts about the psychology of naming inanimate objects….one day..๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Nice podcast! I’m not envious at all. I like the idea of the bike coming with postcards to send from your first sorties – who will you be sending to and from where? I’m not envious by the way. Intrigued by the idea of tuning your carbon belt literally by twanging it and adjusting the pitch. A musical ear help helps I suppose. I’m not envious of course. And I like the idea of the Rohloff hub – less damageable sticky-out bits, and no more wrong-gear misery setting off from surprise red lights or up unexpected hills. But just to stress, I’M NOT ENVIOUS. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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