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Podcast: Issue 42

September 23, 2013

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Rouleur assistant editor Andy McGrath, and writer and Rapha-Condor-JLT press officer Tom Southam, join Jack Thurston on the slopes of Haytor on Stage 6 of the Tour of Britain to mull over the eight-day stage race and the contents of issue 42 of the magazine, including Tom’s debut as a DS at the Tour of Korea, Dan Martin, and the mysteries of UCI’s race categorisation system. Andy and Jack fail to see the day’s stage finish.

The Rouleur podcast is brought to you by Mosquito Bikes, London’s custom made bicycle specialists and stockists of waterproof kit by Showers Pass, the perfect choice for the wet weather of autumn and winter. Mosquito is at 123 Essex Road, London N1 2SN and on the web at mosquito-bikes.co.uk.

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Podcast: Issue 41

August 28, 2013

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Columnist Matt Seaton and Managing Editor Ian Cleverly meet in cyberspace to dissect the latest issue of Rouleur with Jack Thurston. They talk about Il Piratas track team from Barcelona, continuity and change in road racing, Alchemy custom carbon bikes and Robert Millar’s debut column calling time on the stealth black look.

The Rouleur podcast is brought to you by Mosquito Bikes, London’s custom made bicycle specialists and stockists of framesets by world-renowned framebuilder Dario Pegoretti. Dario works exclusively with heat-treated Columbus Niobium Spirit tubing: music to the ears of new Rouleur columnist Robert Millar, a Pegoretti fan. Mosquito is at 123 Essex Road, London N1 2SN and on the web at mosquito-bikes.co.uk.

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Podcast: Issue 40

July 24, 2013

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Editor Guy Andrews and Managing Editor Ian Cleverly chew over the latest issue of Rouleur with Jack Thurston. On the menu is the gravel racing at the Tour of Battenkill, behind the scenes at Milan-Sanremo, the remarkable rise of Chris Froome and a whole lot more cycle sport blather besides.

The Rouleur podcast is brought to you by Mosquito Bikes, London’s custom made bicycle specialists. Ready to ride at Mosquito Bikes are the latest Alchemy bicycles. Their fully custom carbon Arion is the winner of best carbon bike two years running at NAHBS and is available exclusively in the UK at Mosquito Bikes, 123 Essex Road, London N1 2SN or on the web at mosquito-bikes.co.uk.

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Podcast: Issue 39

June 6, 2013

In an edition of the podcast recorded entirely in the Welsh Borders, Jack Thurston talks to photographer Robert Wyatt about his first bike racing assigment, following Russell Downing at the 3 Days of De Panne. Ned Boulting talks about his interview with Chris Froome, hot favourite for this year’s Tour de France. Also in the mix, Speedplay pedals, Henri Desgrange and the beauty of ugly riding.

The Rouleur podcast is brought to you by Mosquito Bikes, London’s custom made bicycle specialists. The latest summer collection from french clothing company Cafe Du Cycliste is now available in the shop and online. Designed on the Cote D’Azur and manufactured from the latest Sportwool blends, Cafe Du Cycliste brings together performance and style in one package. Mosquito is at 123 Essex Road, London N1 2SN or on the web at mosquito-bikes.co.uk.

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Podcast: Issue 37

March 11, 2013

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Jack Thurston travels to Ludlow, foodie capital of the Welsh Marches, to talk about the terroir and heritage of the great bike races, with William Fotheringham, veteran cycling journalist, regular Rouleur columnist and author of best-selling biographies of Tom Simpson and Eddy Merckx. They discuss the strange attraction of the Arenberg Trench, Team Sky’s strategy for winning at this year’s cobbled classics, how the UCI is unwise to tamper too much with the established race calendar, and why it ought to be doing more to promote women’s bike racing.

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The Rouleur podcast is brought to you by Mosquito Bikes, London’s custom made bicycle specialists. Mosquito Bikes is proud to announce that it is the UK’s first & exclusive retailer of Alchemy custom bicycles. You can see them in the flesh, along with all Mosquito’s other brands, at the Bespoked Bristol hand-built bicycle show show between the 12th-14th of April. Mosquito is at 123 Essex Road, London N1 2SN or on the web at mosquito-bikes.co.uk.

Podcast: Issue 36

February 11, 2013

Contributors Olivier Nilsson-Julien and Jordan Gibbons join Jack Thurston to discuss Issue 36. They begin with a look at Herman Chevrolet’s history of double-dealing and crookery in cycling, followed by Paul Kimmage’s long-running campaign against doping in the sport, and finish on Lightweight carbon wheels, handmade in Germany since first appearing in the professional peloton in the mid-1990s.

Issue 36

The Rouleur podcast is brought to you by Mosquito Bikes, London’s custom made bicycle specialists. Mosquito is London’s premier dealer of Lightweight wheels, with demonstration models available for test rides. Drop by Mosquito on the Essex Road in Islington, or give them a call to book a spin on the finest in German engineering excellence. 123 Essex Road, London N1 2SN or on the web at mosquito-bikes.co.uk.

Podcast for Issue 35

November 26, 2012

Editor Guy Andrews and photographer Taz Darling join host Jack Thurston to talk about the current issue of the magazine. The discussion starts with a new Rouleur book about Fausto Coppi written by Herbie Sykes. The book is brimming with extraordinary photographs of Coppi, many previously unpublished. Taz and Guy discuss Coppi the bike racer, the style icon and debate his controversial relationship with la dama bianca.

Guy also talks about his story of how the British bike company Genesis is reviving steel as a material for professional race bikes. Jack interviews Maxine Peake who has written and stars in a new radio play about the life of British cycling great Beryl Burton.

Issue 35

The Rouleur podcast is brought to you by Mosquito Bikes, London’s custom made bicycle specialists. Throughout December Mosquito is opening through till 8pm on Thursday evenings and will be creating a bit of festive cheer with drinks, mince pies and a tempting range of christmas gift ideas for the cyclist in your life. If serious sports nutrition is more your thing than mince pies, come along on December 6th when nutrition expert Chris Green from Accelerade will be on hand to offer advice on fuelling up for your next ride. On the same evening Mosquito will be hosting a representative from Look bikes who will be showing off the 2013 range from Look. See the bikes in the flesh at 123 Essex Road, London N1 2SN or on the screen at mosquito-bikes.co.uk.

Issue 34: podcast

October 11, 2012


Managing Editor Ian Cleverly and columnist Johnny Green join Jack Thurston to discuss the new issue of Rouleur magazine. In a rather chaotic recording session in the dressing room of performance poet John Cooper Clarke, the discussion free-ranges across the Three Peaks cyclocross challenge, the Tour of Britain, Henri Cartier Bresson and Johnny’s musings on revisionist histories and the unfolding revelations about Lance Armstrong.

Rouleur is the highly acclaimed bi-monthly cycling magazine. It brings together leading cycling writers and photographers to convey the essence and imagery of road racing. Rouleur features photography and serious writing celebrating the passion and beauty of the sport and has built a dedicated and valuable following from both discerning cycling fans and the most influential bike riders in the world. The magazine appeals to those who, like us, are passionate about the sport, but don’t want to read bike tests and race reports. Instead, the magazine focuses on exquisite photography and writing that really gets under the skin of the great riders and theatres of road racing.

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The Rouleur podcast is brought to you by Mosquito Bikes, London’s custom made bicycle specialists. New in to Mosquito bikes is the full range of Cielo bicycles. Established by headset maestro Chris King they recently began producing frames again after a twenty eight year haitus. Their cyclocross bikes have been purpose built with the same Chris King ‘go anywhere’ attitude making their Cross Racer the perfect bike for attacking the muddy fields of the 2013 cyclocross season. See the bikes in the flesh at 123 Essex Road, London N1 2SN or on the screen at mosquito-bikes.co.uk.

Podcast: Issue 33

August 29, 2012

Editor Guy Andrews and Managing Editor Ian Cleverly join Jack Thurston to discuss the new issue of Rouleur magazine. They talk about the Tour of Bavaria, which pits top riders against lesser known pros with the scenic backdrop of southern Germany, compare and contrast Italian wheel rim specialists Ambrosio with American framebuilders Independent Fabrication. They also discuss Eileen Sheridan, one of the greatest cyclists Britain has ever produced and listen to Paul Fournel reading from his new book, published by Rouleur.

Listen on the link below, download the MP3, or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

The Rouleur podcast is brought to you by Mosquito Bikes, London’s custom made bicycle specialists. Mosquito Bikes is proud of its six year association with Independent Fabrication, whose range of beautifully designed frames with flawless welds, perfectly finished in rich colours, has found favour with the discerning Mosquito customer from the very start. The New England-based company will build exactly the bike you seek, whether it be steel, titanium or carbon. In the words of Indy Fab, ‘we build almost everything out of almost anything’. It’s a process that’s steeped in tradition and driven by innovation not bound by convention. See the range in the flesh at 123 Essex Road, London N1 2SN or on the screen at mosquito-bikes.co.uk.

Podcast: Issue 32

July 17, 2012

Managing Editor Ian Cleverly and photojournalist Jordan Gibbons join Jack Thurston to discuss the new issue of Rouleur magazine. The discussion covers this year’s Tour de France, the merits and pitfalls of Twitter, the struggle to keep a road racing circuit at Eastway, London’s new Olympic Velodrome and top end road racing bikes from Ridley in Belgium.

Listen on the link below, download the MP3, or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

The Rouleur podcast is brought to you by Mosquito Bikes, London’s custom made bicycle specialists. Mosquito is the London showroom for Lynskey Performance titanium frames. Mark Lynskey has a wealth of experience in using titanium as a frame material, dating back to 1989 and his early involvement with Pro-Tour teams. The expert staff at Mosquito know precisely how to create the perfect combination of fit and performance for the most discerning cyclist. See the range in the flesh at 123 Essex Road, London N1 2SN or on the screen at mosquito-bikes.co.uk.