When I woke up this morning I noticed a report on the BBC website titled ‘I’ve been listening to 300 vinyl records to get me through lockdown‘. That’s an impressive achievement, I’m sure, and probably a very enjoyable one. On Monday March 8th I return to work after having spent most of the last twelve months on lockdown. It’s been a mixture of furlough from my job at a local arts centre combined with on-off periods of working in local schools as a teacher but that has only amounted to three months out of the twelve. So basically, like many others across the world, I’ve had a lot of time on my hands. Lots of walking, a fair bit of cycling (including the trip around the UK of course and a few days up in the Yorkshire Dales), reading, TV, films… the usual stuff. Ah yes! There’s also been The Cycling Europe Podcast. On that score, it has been a very productive year…
- 15 podcasts
- 28 guests
- 8 authors
- hundreds of minutes of audio and
- thousands of downloads!
The result of all that effort? Well, according to one source that I stumbled upon the other day “This podcast is one of the top 5% most popular shows out of 2,012,632 podcasts globally“. That’s not too shabby.
So, on Monday, should a student ask me what I spent lockdown doing, at least I have a good answer.
The final ‘lockdown’ episode of The Cycling Europe Podcast will be available to stream and download next weekend. Here’s what it’s all about:
Find out more about all episodes of The Cycling Europe Podcast by following this link. And if you’d like to be a post-lockdown guest, please get in touch.