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

Transcontinental Race Wrap-Up

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Wrapping up The Bike Show’s coverage of this year’s Transcontinental Race, Jack Thurston talks to race organiser Mike Hall and women’s race winner Emily Chappell. Mike also tells the story of his record-breaking ride in the Tour Divide race earlier in the year and reflects on the growth of bikepacking, as a sport and a pastime.

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