Episode 021: Maximilian J. St. George / Cycling Europe In 1908

This episode of the podcast is going to be slightly different. Rather than talking to a current cyclist, I’m going to be investigating the life of a cyclist from the past. You’ve probably never heard his name before and you’re even less likely to have heard his story. He was a German-born American called Maximilian J. St. George. His story is told via extracts from his book, Traveling Light or Cycling Europe on Fifty Cents a Day read by the actor Jeremy Walker with contributions from the historian Dr James Stout, the cycling writer Michael Hutchinson and two Romanian long-distance cyclists Lehel Benedek and Elod Keresszegi. It’s an epic take of an epic cycling journey from over 100 years ago by the original Mr. Cycling Europe…

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Categories: Adventure, Cycling, Podcast, Travel

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  1. Just finished listening to what has been yet another wonderful podcast. Absolutely fascinating and, once again, inspirational. Thank you Andrew.
    I read your own first book only five years ago and have since read all three. Twice.
    One of the bonuses of lockdown for me has been the discovery of your podcast and I have now enjoyed every one of those too.
    We did our own long distance Euro cycle trip from St Malo to Nice, in a series of holidays between 2016 and 2018. (My 60th birthday present from my wife was her agreeing to do that ride with me!)
    Last year we cycled the Canals of Garonne and Midi. Looking forward to the end of this lockdown and doing another long ride.
    All the best,
    Duncan Rhodes

    • Thanks for your kind comments Duncan. They are quite humbling to read and much appreciated. I’m delighted you enjoyed this particular episode of the podcast as it has been a slightly different one in terms of its content. I listened to the complete episode myself just a couple of hours ago and I’m very happy with what we (that’s me and all the contributors) have managed to create. Also delighted to read that you enjoyed the books so much. I hope your continental cycles continue long into the future, even if 2020 has put a temporary spanner in the spokes…
      Best wishes

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