S9 Ep132: Life in the Peloton – A Swedish odyssey

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S9 Ep132: Life in the Peloton – A Swedish odyssey

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It's a bit of a different episode of Life in the Peloton this week because instead of chatting to someone in the world of professional cycling, I decided to document a bikepacking ride I went on a few weeks ago. As many of you will know, my team – EF Education-Nippo – has embraced all sorts of cycling events in the past couple of years. You might have followed Lachlan Morton's Alternative Tour de France, for example. My adventure in Sweden came about partly thanks to our team's helmet and glasses sponsor POC. They heard I was interested in taking on a different sort of challenge and they suggested an self-supported event that takes riders the length of Sweden. It's called the Sverigetempot, a road ride of more than 2,000 kilometres from Riksgränsen in the north to Smygehuk in the south. I joined up with Magnus and Damien for the ride, which took us seven days, and I documented the journey along the way, so I hope you enjoy listening to our adventures. Cheers, Mitch EPISODE SPONSOR This episode is sponsored by NordVPN. Don't take your online security for granted, check out NordVPN for a discounted price on a two-year plan if you use the link NordVPN.com/tcp Life in the Peloton playlist Keep in touch with Life in the Peloton Keep up to date with everything that’s going on with Life in the Peloton at my website lifeinthepeloton.com Life in the Peloton shop Check out my range of Life in the Peloton merchandise on our Etsy store too, from beanies and caps to embroidered tees, logo tees and much more. Visit the Etsy store. Or follow on social media: Instagram: @lifeinthepeloton Twitter: @lifeinthepelo Theme music The theme music for Life in the Peloton was composed by Pete Shelley, who was lead singer of the punk band Buzzcocks. It was commissioned by the production company behind Channel 4’s coverage of the Tour de France in the 1980s and was used as the theme music for the nightly highlights show. Pete died in December 2018. We were given permission by Pete’s widow and his manager to continue using the music for the theme tune to Life in the Peloton. To hear more about the music, listen to the Andre Greipel episode of Life in the Peloton.
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It's a bit of a different episode of Life in the Peloton this week because instead of chatting to someone in the world of professional cycling, I decided to document a bikepacking ride I went on a few weeks ago. As many of you will know, my team – EF Education-Nippo – has embraced all sorts of cycling events in the past couple of years. You might have followed Lachlan Morton's Alternative Tour de France, for example. My adventure in Sweden came about partly thanks to our team's helmet and glasses sponsor POC. They heard I was interested in taking on a different sort of challenge and they suggested an self-supported event that takes riders the length of Sweden. It's called the Sverigetempot, a road ride of more than 2,000 kilometres from Riksgränsen in the north to Smygehuk in the south. I joined up with Magnus and Damien for the ride, which took us seven days, and I documented the journey along the way, so I hope you enjoy listening to our adventures. Cheers, Mitch EPISODE SPONSOR This episode is sponsored by NordVPN. Don't take your online security for granted, check out NordVPN for a discounted price on a two-year plan if you use the link NordVPN.com/tcp Life in the Peloton playlist Keep in touch with Life in the Peloton Keep up to date with everything that’s going on with Life in the Peloton at my website lifeinthepeloton.com Life in the Peloton shop Check out my range of Life in the Peloton merchandise on our Etsy store too, from beanies and caps to embroidered tees, logo tees and much more. Visit the Etsy store. Or follow on social media: Instagram: @lifeinthepeloton Twitter: @lifeinthepelo Theme music The theme music for Life in the Peloton was composed by Pete Shelley, who was lead singer of the punk band Buzzcocks. It was commissioned by the production company behind Channel 4’s coverage of the Tour de France in the 1980s and was used as the theme music for the nightly highlights show. Pete died in December 2018. We were given permission by Pete’s widow and his manager to continue using the music for the theme tune to Life in the Peloton. To hear more about the music, listen to the Andre Greipel episode of Life in the Peloton.
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