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A loose discussion of all things cycling & fitness related. Pro cycling and mountain biking news and analysis.
||CleanEpisode 74 - This Pod Should Be Played Loud||Gary & Graham bid a tearful farewell to Sausage Roll Studios with extra helpings of rambling nonsense. Thanks, listeners - it's been great fun.||16 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 73 - Diplomatic Immunity||We are half way through the Vuelta, so what better time to express ill-founded opinions on Frome's performance & Dan Martin's riding style. We look at the final round of the MTB World Cup and indulge in idle speculation surrounding rider...||4 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 72 - Just blow into this bag, sir.||In this episode we break the mould by bringing you our Vuelta preview before the race has even started. Gary brings you the MTB news since Graham was too lazy to even bother watching it. We discuss JTL's epic bender and conclude that he's...||21 8 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 71 - J Geils Band||In this episode we wrap up the last few stages of the Tour. We chat about the latest round of the MTB World Cup and round up the biking action from the Commonwealth Games. Danny's PR faux pas (what's French for faux pas) and Graham's...||7 8 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 70 - Nudge, nudge, wink, wink - say no more!||We're well into the 3rd week of the Tour - what better time to bring you our preview of Week 3 and to tie up the standings on the second rest day, which was 3 days ago. Yup, business as usual for the VCDL Cycling Podcast.||24 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 69 - Tour Preview (or TUE Preview)||Yup, it's Tour time and in a break with tradition we bring you our Tour preview show - before the race has even started! Beer is drunk, nonsense is spouted, rash predictions are made. We also tackle yet another "gate". This time it's...||3 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 68 - TUE, Brute?||Or: Prednisolone Again (Naturally)||25 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 67 - Media Mountain Stage||It's film night & book night here at VCDL Towers as we review Marco Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist and Steve Peat: Won't Back Down. We go old skool with a couple of good, old-fashioned, paper-based books, the first of which is...||19 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 66 - Manager's Special||We decide to add our voices to all the static surrounding the great Wiggins/Froome debate. We look at what we learned from the last week of the Giro and as is now the norm, we preview the Dauphine after it has already started. There is...||11 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 65 - Werewolves of London||A Giro-centric episode looking at the first 2 weeks of the race and looking forward to a mental final week. We discuss the Stage 16 controversy & ask whether this was a race or a freak-show (or whether the riders are just jessies!) Mountain...||28 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 64 - It was fine when it left here.||In this episode, given that the race has already started, it seems like a perfect time for our Giro preview. Rash predictions about riders & stages abound. We also reflect on Ireland's relationship with the race in its...||14 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 63 - PDCST||Really? So soon? Yes - barely 2 weeks after unleashing our last ramblings, we bring you more nonsense in the shape of an Ardennes round-up, the latest from the MTB World Cup in Cairns, and a review of Faster by Michael Hutchinson in our...||29 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 62 - Tramadol Nights||Having forgotten to record any new episodes due to watching the cobbled classics, we finally get around to catching up with all the action so far. We apologise to the entire population of Norway & we bring you a round-up of the start of the...||16 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVCDL Extra - Balint Hamvas & Rowan Mackie||In this edition of VCDL Extra, Graham chats with renowned cyclocross photographer Balint Hamvas and reviews the recently completed season. Meanwhile, Gary hooks up with Rowan Mackie of the Scottish Bike Show to hear about his exciting plans for...||13 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 61 - Classics Nouveaux||So much racing to catch up on that Graham mixes up his Stijn Vandenberghs with his Sep Vanmarckes whilst recalling previous Classics. A quick roundup of Oman, Andalucia & Algarge before we dive headlong into Openings Weekend & some...||5 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 60 - Teething Troubles||In this episode we look back at the Tour Down Under & the recently completed Dubai Tour. Is it still too early to predict how the season will pan out? We look back at the life & legacy of Marco Pantani on the 10th anniversary of...||10 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 59 - A Pod Lesser Known||We start 2014 with a look at the Tour Down Under & the first full-on sightings of this year's team kit. Despite being utterly unqualified to do so, we comment on their style (or lack of it.) We look ahead to the TDU and we look back at the...||20 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 58 – It’ll Probably Go Rubbish for a Bit||Our latest 5-Star iTunes review suggested of the pod that since it's the off-season, "It'll probably go rubbish for a bit." Just to prove the reviewer right, we bring you a pod full of off-season rubbish. A cloak of mediocrity woven from...||5 12 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 57 - Nescafe Handshake||Fight! Fight! Fight! Gary & Graham have a square go over the Hesjedal / Garmin debacle. We calm down enough to discuss Rod Ellingworth's Project Rainbow in the VCDL Book Club & we give our thoughts on the 2014 Tour De France route.||11 11 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 56 - Keep Your Receipt||In this episode we are all over the place like a Grand Tour winner avoiding the dope testers. We start out by looking at the World Championships - what do they really mean, and were we right to liken Team GB's performance to a Spinal Tap...||16 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 55 - You Hear Me Knocking||Lifted from our post-Tour funk by a wonderful Vuelta, and brilliant Tour of Britain & the prospect of a great World Championships, we find enough aimless & ill-informed waffle to fill a whole 100 (yes 100, count them) minutes. We...||23 9 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 54 - Back in Time||Venga, venga, venga! It's Vuelta time and we spend part one discussing the race so far & just why we're not huge fans of the 86 year old chris Horner. Part two see us round up the mountain bike World Championships & admit that if...||4 9 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 53 - We Didn't Inhale||In this episode, we discover that Contador doesn't still ride for Astana! We bring you our views on the doping "revelations" from the French Senate report & preview the forthcoming Vuelta. In mountain biking news we cover the season so far...||15 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 52 - A Tale of Two Sundays||After sitting on our backsides watching the Tour for 3 weeks we felt it was time to sit on our backsides and talk about the Tour. So in the middle of an alpine-like thunderstorm in Sausage Roll City we bring you our 2013 Tour de France review.||24 7 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 51 - That Difficult 51st Album||In this episode we are live from the British National Road Race Championships in Glasgow. We also bring you our factually-suspect Tour de France preview and we bring the mountain bike season bang up to date.||25 6 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 50 - Still Crazy After All These Pods||We made it to 50 & in this episode we round up the Giro & discuss the "hard questions" which, it seems, have to be asked after every Grand Tour win these days. We add nothing of value to the news that Sir Boo-Radley Wiggins will not...||3 6 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 49 - Arthur Fowler||In this episode we look at the opening week of the Giro & ponder who are the real men and who are the big girl's blouses (not wanting to disrespect women, of course!) We are growing slightly weary of the Wiggo & Froomey Tour leadership...||13 5 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 48 - Everybody Knows this is Nowhere||In this episode we demonstrate some unabashed man-love for Fabian Cancellara & his successes on the cobbles. We sound a note of caution about writing off Sky's attempts at the Classics & Gary demonstrates some motherly concern for Andy...||15 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 47 - Steely Dan||In this episode we are jam-packed with races. Between one day Classics & stage races, there is an incredible amount to talk about. We also hook up with Scottish Bike Show organiser, Rowan Mackie, who tells us about the show's move to...||25 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 46 - Nephew of my Uncle||Enthusiasm levels are definitely rising in Sausage Roll Studios as Classics season starts in earnest. We discuss what was left of "Openings Weekend" after a Europe-wide snowfall put paid to Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, leaving us with Het Nieuwsblad alone...||4 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVCDL Extra - Balint Hamvas||It's a 'cross special with photographer Balint Hamvas who gives us his insight into the recently ended season, the World Championships & his work following the sport. Ceck out his brilliant work at http://cyclephotos.co.uk/ where...||28 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 45 - Ain't No Love||In a show broadly devoid of any talk of pharmaceutical malfeasance, we discuss the departure of Rocky Roads (who?) as the title sponsor of the MTB World Cup, Gary's frustration with Paul Kimmage and yes, some actual bike racing!||14 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 44 - Chat Show Queens||In this episode we avoid the subject of Lance completely.....well, after the first 50 minutes or so. We express a degree of lethargy towards the Tour Down Under & visit the VCDL Book Club.||20 1 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 43 - Surreal Peloton||In this episode, we temporarily crawl out of our off-season funk and Night-Nurse induced drug haze to bring you all manner of nonsense currently swirling around in our brains. In the purest example of self-generating content, we talk about what...||11 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 42 - Witchcraft||In this episode we have a roundup of the season & nominate our rider, team & race of the year. We have some more discussion about Sky's zero-tolerance policy & finally, we have in interview with Mike Jardine of rare Managment, who is...||12 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVCDL Extra - Brian Smith Part 2||Part 2 of our interview with Brian Smith where he tells us about his own career, from his early days at ACBB to his time with Motorola in 1994.||5 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVCDL Extra - Brian Smith Part 1||In this episode of VCDL Extra we bring you Part 1 of our interview with Brian Smith of Endura Racing, recently merged with Net App. Brian tells us about his work with Cervelo Test Team and subsequently Endura Racing, and gives us some great...||30 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 41 - Sweetheart of the Rodeo||In this episode, we bring you a farce based on evidence from serial perjurers and those who were coerced through threats & sweetheart deals. Yup, with only one story in town, we just couldn't ignore it. We also discuss how Sky (and...||22 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVCDL Extra - Tracy Moseley||In the first of our Extras, Gary speaks to mountain biking superstar Tracy Moseley about her somewhat varied 2012 season.||10 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 40 - Jazz Odyssey||To celebrate 2 years of the VCDL Pod, we have tweaked our format a bit. Fear not though, it's still the same cosy, fireside fan-chat between Gary & Graham as this week they discuss the UCI Road World Championships, Tyler Hamilton's book, The...||1 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39 - Drug is the Love||In this episode we wrap up the Vuleta and we preview both the World Championships & the Tour of Britain. We do our best not to avoid the unavoidable subject of Lance Armstrong's recent USADA sanction and the release of Tyler Hamiltons' book....||10 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38 - Kinky||There is SO much cycling going on at the moment - where to start? Well, we start by wrapping up the Olympic track results & move on to the Vuelta. Can Sky support Froome? Is he truly a pure climber? Just two of the...||20 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37 - Above Us Only Sky||Breathless & slightly inebriated after 4 weeks of wall to wall cycling action, we bring you our Tour de France final thoughts. We also chat about the Men's & Women's Olympic Road Races and as many irrelevant side issues and shockingly poor...||30 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36 - Letter Bombs||It's the first rest day of the 2012 Tour de France. Find out how wrong our pre-race predictions were and see if we can make any more wrongerer ones!||10 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 - Incrediboy||It's our 2012 Tour de France preview, jam-packed with ill-informed opinion, reckless predictions & downright anti-Spanish racism. You would expect no less from us!||24 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 - The Monkey Shot||In this episode, we round up the Dauphine & the Tour de Suisse. We have a great interview with the official photographer of Team Sky, Scott Mitchell. We also bring you all the mountain biking news from our great weekend at the Fort William...||18 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 - Ryde yer Pony!||In this episode we round up the Giro with talk of Thomas de Ghent's stunning breakaway victory on the Stelvio & Hesjedal's win in the overall. We ask whether Garmin have come of age as serious Grand Tour contenders. We also discuss the Tour...||3 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 - Back from Cali||In this episode we discuss the continuing transformation of Wiggo in relation to his performance in Romandie. We also get ourselves up to date with the Giro and admit that, despite what other think, we really don't hate the Tour of...||15 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Major Tom||In this episode, we discuss (what else) Tom Boonen’s rampant victory in Paris-Roubaix against a field of nobodies (if you believe certain cycling fans and/or Roger de Vlaeminck). We discuss the Ardennes Classics & chuck out some rash (but...||21 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - A Bit Poggio||In this episode we are out and about. We attended an exhibition of work by the excellent cycling artist Richard Mitchelson, held in Ronde, a bike shop with a difference, in Edinburgh. We also had a chat to Rowan Mackie of the Scottish Bike Show...||2 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
A worthy successor to The Velocast
The end of the Velocast was a blow for cycling podcasts, however understood the reasons. Well, VCDL has arrived and it looks to be a very promising (and Scottish) replacement on the podscape (?). For good informed and uninhibited banter about all things bike sport I think we've got a winner here. I'll update this review in a few episodes time, but in the meantime thanks for making the effort guys, I'm looking forward to hearing more.
Better than some of the so-called pros!
Nice! Liked your relaxed style and good to see you don't take yourselves too seriously. Looking forward to future episodes.
From one Stumpy to another.
like the new podcast, good content and nicely delivered with good humour. Would be nice to have a little more mtb talk though. Not sure about Stumpyrider as a name though as I've had a couple of mates say my names been nicked as i go by a similar name on forums lol.
Keep up the good work boys, I'll be downloading your next episode for sure.