Higher, Faster, Rougher, Wilder with Max Leonard

The return of The Bike Show sees Jack chewing the fat with Max Leonard, author of Higher Calling: Road Cycling’s Obsession with the Mountains. They talk a lot about climbing, bikepacking, the evolution of cycling towards exploring new places, about cycling in France, and about Max’s Kickstarter project to republish a long-lost cycling guide to the off-road paths and gravel tracks of the Alps.

Max is also the author of Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France, The Men of Paris-Roubaix and City Cycling Europe.

You can back his Kickstarter for Rough Stuff Cycling in the Alps

You’ll find Max on Instagram and Twitter @m_xl

14 thoughts on “Higher, Faster, Rougher, Wilder with Max Leonard

  1. I’ve listened to lots of bike related podcasts in the absence of the Bike Show – but the Bike Show is still the best of all with its engaging host Jack Thurston and interesting and varied content encompassing the broad church of cycling

  2. Thrilled you are back. I’d agree with the above comment: best podcast about cycling and perhaps one of the best podcasts. A very realistic show. Perhaps a show about cycling in this part of the world- South Island, New Zealand?

  3. Thank you, Jack. Your timing for a show on long distance rides is perfect, just as spring arrives in the northern hemisphere. Many of us are dreaming of our next “big adventure”. Very glad to hear you again

  4. I honestly thought I’d broken this podcast, as the week after I discovered my first episode 12mths ago it stopped. Enjoyed all the back catalogue and look forward to queuing the new ones up as I cycle the park

  5. Ah Jack good to hear your voice again after so long if I can’t actually see you in person! That said I hope to be swinging on by South Wales soon so I hope to catch up with you. I love love love the bike show podcast and congrats on getting the new book done ???????????????????????????????? ???? ?

  6. Yes, me too, looked a week or so ago wondering and saw nothing so assumed it was all done, then, thanks to a persistent tab on the browser I didn’t close I saw a new one, great! So thanks. Keep in mind a show on tricycles, too!

  7. Welcome back Jack!

    I’m working my way through the podcasts now – I very much hope you get the chance (and no doubt the time) to keep making more. Along with your books they’re some of the most inspirational stuff about cycling out there.

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