Barton Haynes here with another cycling blog post for all of my cycling-obsessed readers. For those of you who can’t stop thinking about cycling whether or not you’re in our out of the saddle, this piece is for you. Today, I’m discussing my favorite cycling podcasts for those of you who want to listen about cycling while cycling or during off-cycling hours.
Velocast is one of my favorite cycling podcasts to tune into. Quite simply and plainly put, it is an all-around cycling podcast. On their website, they encourage us to “join [them] for The Velocast and ‘This Week in Cycling History’ every week, plus coverage of all the major races in the 2019 season.” This podcast is pretty pro-level and it oftentimes sends me into fits of laughter. It’s funny, informational, and well-researched. It’s also one of the few cycling podcasts that’s been in production for a long time with a lengthy reporting history covering the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France, and La Vuelta a Espana. Frequently discussed topics include tackling cycling obstacles for newbies, cycling politics, and cycling scandals. I’d highly recommend a listen to Velocast.
The Cycling Podcast
The Cycling Podcast is self-explanatory. Despite the simple name, the quality of this podcast is high. Every week, a 30-minute podcast is released featuring award-winning authors, journalists, and publishers by the names of Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, and Daniel Friebe who all provide insights and commentary on the cycling news of the day. The show is mostly about men’s cycling with recurrent episodes of “The Cycling Podcasts Feminin” discussing women’s cycling.
This podcast is specifically concerned with cyclocross. For those of you who don’t know or need a refresher on what exactly cyclocross is, I wrote a blog article that you can check out titled “What is Cyclocross?” Bill Schieken, a journalist and cyclocross lover, interviews cyclocross riders. He discusses cycling standards as well as other issues concerning the niche sport of cyclocross. Even if you’re not a cyclocross fan, this podcast is definitely one to check out if you’d like to learn something new and peak your interest over a broader cycling umbrella.
The Outspoken Cyclist
I’ve found Diane Jenks, the author and owner of The Outspoken Cyclist, to cover many of the same issues and topics that I like to discuss on the Barton Haynes blog. For that reason, I listen to this podcast frequently to gain inspiration for my own written pieces and to learn new slices of cycling information. Like my blog, this is an excellent cycling resource to check out if you’re a beginner cyclist learning the ropes. You’ll also get a good sense of what it means to be involved in the culture of cycling.
The Slow Ride Podcast
Last but not least, I’ll include The Slow Ride Podcast because it’s one of my favorites due to the humor that’s often inserted in episodes. You can tell by first listen that the creators are having a genuinely good time when they’re discussing cycling-related issues. They discuss everything bicycle related with discussions that range from strange bits of cycling history to cyclocross happenings. The Slow Ride is a great podcast to put on during your commute to and from work or while you’re making dinner.