Episode 061: The 1903 Tour De France… On A Brompton

Gareth Dent has a long-term relationship with small-wheeled bicycles. Growing up in Stevenage in the late 1960s he made the most of the town’s futuristic network of cycle routes on his 14” Moulton Mini. 40 years later he rekindled his love for small wheels during an organised folding bike challenge from London to Paris, in the process meeting a group of like-minded enthusiasts. It was with these new friends that , several years later, he started to cycle the route of the 1903 Tour de France, in stages, over 4 years. The interview was recorded in Halifax’s covered market where we also bumped into Tony, the West Yorkshire town’s own proponent of small-wheeled cycling. He had much to say…

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Categories: Adventure, Cycling, Podcast, Travel

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  1. I enjoyed listening to this from my armchair by the wood fire on a wet Friday . I ride a Dahon foldup. And I’ve crashed it twice cos of the lightweight front end .

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