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The Cycling Europe Monologues: “If Someone As Inept As Me Can Do It, So Can You”*

In recent episodes of The Cycling Europe Podcast you have been able to listen to a diverse range of monologues that have been recorded by listeners to the podcast who have a story to tell. And the four that have appeared have been rather good. Laura Massey-Pugh kicked things off in episode 32 with her plans to break the world record for cycling around the globe on a tandem bike; in episode 33 Robin Watkins reflected on his cycle across Czechia a few years ago; Laurence Warren spoke about cycling on Austria in episode 34 and in the most recent episode – number 35 – Simon Garland looked back rather comically on his experiences of cycling the length of the Rhine.

Neither Laura, Robin, Laurence or Simon are professional broadcasters but they all did an excellent job of talking about an aspect of cycling that they thought would be of interest to others. Could you be the next star of The Cycling Europe Monologues? It’s easier than you might think and doesn’t require anything more technical than a smartphone with a microphone. Basically that’s every smartphone.

If you’d like to contribute, please do get in touch. As you have a think about what you could be monologuing about, here are Laura, Robin, Laurence and Simon in action…

Laura Massey-Pugh and her plan to tandem cycle the world:

Robin Watkins and his adventures in Czechia:

Laurence Warren talks about cycling in his home country Austria:

Simon Garland takes a sideways glance at cycling the Rhine:

…and here are some guidance notes to answer, hopefully, most of your questions. All the contact details can also be found on the document. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Thanks if you do.

(*The final words of Simon Garland in his monologue. He was, of course, referring to cycle touring, but for the purposes of writing this post, let’s imagine he also meant it to apply to writing and recording a monologue for The Cycling Europe Podcast…)

Listen to all the full episode of the podcast via your preferred purveyor of the spoken word:

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