Cycling’s online resources continue to grow. Websites, forums, blogs – they’re everywhere, for every possible facets of the cycling world. But if words and pictures aren’t your thing, and you are more of a listener, then there are a plethora of cycling podcasts available. I’ve put together a list of some of my favorites below. This list is by no means comprehensive, and rather represents my own personal tastes.
VeloReviews This podcast is the audio extensions of the cycling website VeloReviews.com. Featuring three regular hosts with varied background, the shows regularly cover fitness & training issues, as well as bike maintenance and wrenching. It is also one of the few cycling podcasts that has a woman as a regular host – giving a voice to women specific issues and concerns. For the latest podcasts, see the page on VeloReviews, or search on iTunes.
FredCast The first cycling podcast I ever listened to. David Bernstein produces the FredCast, and has worked himself into something of a icon in the online/new media cycling world. From coverage from the floor of Interbike, to the latest product recall information, David’s FredCast sets the bar with this very polished and professional production. see the FredCast website, or again, look to iTunes.
The Spokesmen Taking the format of a “roundtable” discussion, The Spokesmen podcast regularly features different representatives from new media, as well as the greater cycling industry. Another of David Bernstein’s productions, the shows rotation hosts feature a couple of regulars. Among these are Carlton Reid of BikeBiz.com and Quickrelease.tv, Neil Brown, blogger on versus.com and founder of Carolina Cycling News and “The Masi Guy” Tim Jackson of Masi bikes. Other members of the Spokesmen have included Richard Masoner of Cyclelicious, and Jeff Helfand of VeloReviews (above).
Two John’s Podcast While composed mostly of racing news, the Two John’s has a personality and feel all its own. Definitely one of my favorites, with an underlying wit and humor all its own. The podcast has found a home for itself over at missingsaddle.com.