Gallanach Masters Cycling

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In our latest episode, Norman and Foggie hear from Alex Reeves, founder of Charlotte's Tandems. Charlotte's Tandems helps transform the lives of disabled people by giving them the joy of cycling. They lend out tandems and other bikes to disabled people around the UK so they feel the wind on their faces and the thrill of being on a bike. From one second hand bike they've now grown to over 150 tandems and many other bikes. Listen to their fabulous story here on the podcast. Plus, we review the launch of the new GCN+ cycling channel and talk about Penny Farthing world records. Definitely not one to miss! You can check out Charlotte's Tandems and offer to help out or borrow a bike at http://charlottestandems.co.uk/ (CharlottesTandems.co.uk) 
Continuing our theme of the joy of tandem cycling, Norman and Foggie hear from avid tandem rider, Richard Peploe. Richard and his wife seek out the toughest climbs around the mountains of Europe and almost always get to the top without stopping. It takes Mother Nature and an outrageous gradient to defeat them. Listen to Richard's entertaining stories of life on a tandem and discover how sometimes a tandem pair is less than the sum of its parts.
Our latest podcast is very special indeed. We interview round the world tandem cycling record holders Catherine Dixon and Rachael Marsden (Cat and Raz) about their amazing achievement. In 2019/20 they cycled a tandem 18,000 miles around the world in 263 days to beat the previous mens and women’s record by 17 days. In the podcast, we hear about their incredible highs and lows, what kept them going and the late drama as the pandemic unfolded, threatening their world record bid. Find a comfortable seat, pour yourself a drink, sit back and prepare to be mesmerised by their fantastic journey. Thanks to Orbit Bikes and Stolen Goat clothing for their support to Cat and Raz and you can still donate to their chosen charities, MNDA and Oxfam, at www.tandemwow.com
In episode 12, hosts Norman Blissett and Chris Foggin hear from Suzanne Forup, Head of Development for Cycling UK in Scotland and share our awe of Danny MacAskill's latest video. Suzanne is one of the top 100 women in cycling in the UK and an active campaigner to get more women on their bikes. She shares some of her life in cycling and how we can encourage more women to cycle. Last year, she rode the Herring Road, a 29 mile (47km) trail over the Lammermuir Hills in South East Scotland, from Dunbar to Lauder. In the 18th and 19th century, fishwives from Dunbar walked and ran the trail in a day with 50lbs (20kgs) of herring on their backs. For comparison, It took Suzanne 11 hours ride and was her hardest day on a bike. If you haven't watched Danny MacAskill's latest video, The Slabs, make sure you check it out on You Tube. He rides down the Dubh Slabs on the Cuillin Mountains in Skye, Scotland. Utterly breathtaking. We share our awe in the podcast.
In our first podcast of 2021, we interview Simon Jones, CEO at Cyclopark (situated in Gravesend, England) and discover all about how this amazing cycling venue provides safe and fun cycling adventures for the whole community. In the second part, Foggie reminisces about his cycling business in the UK and shares his plans for future projects in New Zealand.
Listen to our last episode in 2020 where hosts Norman Blissett and Chris Foggin reflect on their personal cycling highs and lows of 2020 and share their favourite rides of the year. Merry Christmas to all our listeners and happy New Year to you and yours.
In this episode. we show how to make 2021 your best cycling year ever, discuss how cycling can transform your life and share lots of inspiring stories from our riders around the world. Featuring Norman Blissett from the UK and Chris Foggin from Otago, New Zealand.
Norman Blissett and Coach Foggie share their top 5 cycling Christmas presents. With unlimited money, space and time they dream big for Christmas morning. But will Santa oblige? SPOILER ALERT: Santa Cruz bikes and Danny MacAskill feature, a lot! They also share tips on how to love indoor cycling - an absolute must to maintain fitness when the weather makes it tough to cycle outside.
Listen to podcast #7 where we talk all things cycling for our global community of 50+yr old cyclists.  The theme for this week's episode is e-bikes. Find out more about the pros and cons and why they're the next big thing in cycling. We also share inspiring stories from our riders around the world, showcase great places to ride our bikes and present tips and insights to help you get fitter and more confident on the bike. Featuring Norman Blissett from the UK and Chris Foggin from Otago, New Zealand.
In Episode 6, Norman Blissett and Coach Foggie (Chris Foggin) share their six steps to get fitter and more confident on the bike. Foggie describes one of his favourite places to ride in New Zealand and we head to South Africa to choose our rider of the week.
In this special episode our host, Norman Blissett, talks to Stewart Nixon from Scotland, Pete Wilson from Canada and John Maton about their struggles with mental health and how cycling has helped them cope. Stewart shares his work experiences of using cycling as part of the recovery process for homeless people with mental health and associated challenges. We look at the science which shows that cycling can have big positive impact on mental wellbeing and discuss what we can all do to get more people into cycling.
We welcome back Coach Chris "Foggie" Foggin from Otago, New Zealand to share inspiring stories from our riders around the world, showcase great places to ride and give tips to become fitter and more confident cyclists. We chat about our adventures on the bike and how people just getting started riding can overcome their initial anxieties. Special guest Nelia Smit from Pretoria, South Africa highlights her favourite place to ride in her home country and we nominate our Rider of the Week who is managing to keep the training going in locked down Ireland. Enjoy!
Listen to our third podcast where we share inspiring stories from our riders around the world, showcase great places to ride and give tips to be fitter and more confident cyclists. In this episode, we travel to Fort Collins, Colorado in the USA to meet Russ Cole. Russ describes his life in cycling in this incredible part of the world, from the flat plains to the high Rocky Mountains. He shares his experience of riding in the high mountains including the road to the top of Mount Evans which tops out at 14,264ft (4348m) - not bad for a 62year old! We'll be heading over there to follow his example just as soon as we can. We nominate our rider of the week and give tips on how to stay upright on your bike when riding muddy trails.
Norman Blissett from the UK and Chris "Foggie" Foggin from New Zealand share inspiring stories from our 50+ year old riders around the world, showcase great places to ride and give tips and advice to get fitter and more confident on the bike. In this week's episode we focus on how to stay motivated to get out on your bike and share some tips to stay safe on the roads. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe, share with your friends and leave us a review. Find out more at https://www.gallanach.com/GMC Thanks
Listen to our very first podcast episode where we share inspiring stories from our 50+ year old riders around the world, showcase great places to ride and give tips and advice to get fitter and more confident on the bike. Your host is Norman Blissett. This week he's joined by Nelia Smit from South Africa, Stewart Nixon from Scotland and Chris 'Foggie' Foggin from New Zealand.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Norman Blissett
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Oct 22nd, 2020
Latest Episode
Mar 4th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
15
Avg. Episode Length
44 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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