To coincide with the general release of Cycling Podcast Productions' first film, And So We Rode, we are releasing the original audio diary by Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse which inspired it.
In 2018, The Cycling Podcast asked Conor to keep a diary at the Tour of Britain, which he and Larry were due to ride for the Aqua Blue Sport team.
But shortly before the race, the team folded. It didn't just announce it would be stopping at the end of the season, it ground to an immediate halt leaving the riders without any races to ride and a fight to salvage their careers.
Instead of feeling sorry for themselves, Conor and Larry decided to do something that had long been in the back of their minds. They decided to go on a bikepacking adventure in the French and Italian Alps, setting off from their homes in Nice.
We produced their audio diary for Friends of the Podcast and then began work on a film created using footage filmed on a Go Pro and their phones. Having been released initially for Friends of the Podcast to watch free, And So We Rode is now available to buy or rent for the first time on Vimeo
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by the film's director Orla Chennaoui to discuss the week's cycling news and the making of the film before we pick up Conor and Larry's adventure as they are about to get on the road.
0:00 Introduction and a ramble through the news round-up
26:30 The making of And So We Rode
33:30 Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse's audio diary from their No Go Tour bikepacking trip
The Cycling Podcast is supported by iwoca and Science In Sport.
In the finest traditions of cycling press conferences, we're late getting started. We wanted to release Conor and Larry's audio diary this week to coincide with the release of the film so we have postponed our press conference to next week. This gives you more time to record your question as a voice memo and email it to [email protected]
INTRODUCING RICHARD MOORE
Continuing our series in which we interview each other about our routes in journalism, careers and The Cycling Podcast, it's time to meet Richard Moore, available imminently for Friends of the Podcast. To sign up as a Friend of the Podcast go to our website
BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS
Last month we were named as a finalist in the British Podcast Awards for the fourth consecutive year. This week we heard that our latest book The Grand Tour Diaries is a finalist in the cycling category at the British Sports Book Awards. The winners of both awards will be announced next month. Go to our online shop
to buy a copy of our book.
OUR NEW CLOTHING RANGE
We have teamed up with Katusha to produce The Cycling Podcast Collection. The launch range is a cycling jersey and a t-shirt in both men's and women's cuts. To check out the range go to our website
LIFE IN THE PELOTON
Mitch Docker has caught up with his teammate Jens Keukeleire to talk about being brought up in Flanders, his first win as a pro, coronavirus and also look ahead to the 'spring' Classics, which will be held in late summer and autumn this year. All this season's episodes of Mitch's excellent Life in the Peloton podcast are on our feed.
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Science In Sport is The Cycling Podcast’s longest-standing supporter. It’s a relationship that stretches back to the 2016 Giro d’Italia. Listeners can get 25% off Science In Sport’s range of energy drinks, bars, gels and cakes at scienceinsport.com
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This week's episode is also sponsored by Laka, a community of cyclists all co-operating to provide the best value and fairest insurance for their bikes and equipment. If you'd like to find out more, go to laka.co.uk
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