Pedaling Podcast

Pedaling Podcast
John decided to take on a 20,000km bikepacking from Auckland to London and en route he plans to talk with cycling industry, enthusiasts, athletes and other unique stories along the way. Follow along the journey as he crosses New Zealand, Australia, Asia, India and into Europe.

Kickstarting Quad Lock with Rob Ward
Oct 1 • 52 min
Join me as I talked to Rob Ward from Quad Lock about life starting a product that is now shipping around the world and firmly established within the cycling market. How did he grow this product from just a kickstarter campaign to now having a worldwide… with Editor Grace Lambert-Smith
Aug 27 • 47 min
Grace, from, talks with me about the ultra racing scene, it’s growth, the difference between bikepacking and touring and the furore that surrounded Lael Wilcox Tour Divide participation. Who is Grace Lambert-Smith? Grace is the kind of rider…
Hayden tackles Silk Road Mountain Race
Aug 12 • 60 min
On my visit to Melbourne I met up with Hayden, Brand Manager at The Pedla, to talk about this huge bikepacking race he is about to compete in. He shares all his insights before going into a race that needs preparation well beyond a few fitness drills.…
Attaquer: Stevan & Greg talk apparel
Aug 7 • 44 min
When you’re next riding your bike, take a look at the kit everyone is wearing? You’ll soon see its mostly safe styles. People like to play it safe when deciding what to wear, but Greg and Stevan set out to start something different. I sat down in Sydney…
Trans Alba with Rupert and Caven
Jul 28 • 49 min
Rupert and Caven took on the Trans Alba, a 1000 mile self-supported bicycle race through Scotland. With this being their first time out racing in a bikepacking event, the pair share all their experiences from waking up at 3am, spending 18 hours on the…
Sydney to Canberra - Day 1 - 3 Bikepacking
Jul 16 • 53 min
When I started the trip from Sydney, I set out with an open mind as to what I should expect. WIth that, I also put together a series of audio to document the trip. This is a first for me and hope I’m able to share this documentation as I go. It’s more of…
BigBikeTripNZ: Bali to London
Jul 7 • 47 min
Freddy, Arthur and Sean share their big bike trip taking them from Bali all the way to London. With a mission to raise money for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand they set a target of $1 per kilometre, which is over 23,000km by the way. They endured…
Sami Sauri - Stories Through a Viewfinder
May 27 • 38 min
When I first decided to take on this trip, cycling all the way home, I wanted to find a way to showcase the trip, to create memories and inspire other people to do the same thing. As part of the creative side of the trip, I wanted to reach out to…
Sydney: Time to Ride feat: Of Mountains of Men
May 11 • 47 min
The first step was arriving in Sydney, still not 100% ready, I share my insights and experience so far in Australia as I finalise all the pieces for my bikepacking trip all the way back to the UK. I also chat with my hosts, Paddy and David from Of…
Cycling the World - World Spokes People
Apr 24 • 103 min
A couple of kiwis with their UK visas coming to an end, decided to get home the long way. Anneke and Tane share their story with me from the beginning. Listen to their journey that started out in a London pub when the idea first started, the venture…
The Length of Sweden: Erik Nohlin
Mar 25 • 41 min
In a few months I’m starting the journey of New Zealand (Tour Aotearoa), not only covering the distance in 30-40 days, but sharing the story on my journey. But what exactly do I want to share? How will the journey shape the story? How do I creatively…
Bicycle Junction: Bikes for Transport
Mar 17 • 49 min
Back when I was in Wellington, I had no intention of talking with Dan at Bicycle Junction, mostly because I didn’t know much about him and the shop. After a few days cycling around, seeing the shop, their social media and the odd things going on, I was…
Kennett Brothers - NZ’s Cycling Pioneers
Mar 9 • 56 min
Passing through Wellington, New Zealand, I stopped by to meet-up and talk with the Kennett Brothers. You’ve probably heard of them if you’d done a little cycling research in this country, but I knew little about how everything has come about since the…
Wheelworks: The Dark Art of Building Wheels
Feb 9 • 45 min
New Zealand’s artisan wheel builders invited me into their Wellington hub to talk about the dark arts of building great wheels, every time. If you’re like me and you don’t know the difference between a basic wheel, a wheel bought online and why you would…
Wyn Masters - Gold Mines to Wheelie Wednesdays
Jan 31 • 61 min
Absolute kiwi legend sits down with me in his mums back yard to share his journey from riding ponies as a kid, working in the gold mines of Australia to racing Enduro World Series, racing cyclocross and of course, Wheelie Wednesdays. I’m John, Pedaling…
The Big Trip Explained
Jan 28 • 43 min
Sharing where I am currently at with my big bike trip back home. Covering off all things such as the route I’ll be riding, how I am budgetting, the equipment I’m planning to use and the bike I’ll be riding home. If you’re interested in hearing about the…
Haimona Ngata: Beer, BMX & Burgers
Jan 23 • 96 min
It’s hard to pigeon hole Haimona as anything other than pretty original. In his thoughts, ideas, career and opportunities he’s created, he’s a little different to your average cyclist. Pretty much head-to-toe in tattoos, Haimona has taken his career from…
Building a Performance Bike Brand: Chapter 2 with Mike Pryde
Jan 9 • 54 min
Ever wondered what it takes to build your own bike brand? Mike Pryde takes us through what it takes to sketch an idea on paper, get the moulds created, distribute the brand to new markets and keep building performance bikes for the future.
Grit Coaching in Auckland, Logan Mort
Nov 7, 2018 • 58 min
Logan is a young coach that is driven by his own experiences to help others succeed in coaching. It’s a unique perspective that has helped him discover what really motives himself to help others be the best they can, but not in a way that sacrifices his…
Pedal Press: Liam Friary
Nov 1, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode I get talking with Liam Friary, the owner of Pedal Press in New Zealand. Publishing two magazines, Cycling Journal and NZ Mountain Biker, Liams story is one of opportunity and determination. Explaining his story from obese to athlete, Liam…
Success is Knowing Your Market: Allister Worrall
Oct 16, 2018 • 42 min
I get talking with Allister Worrall who operates the family business, Worralls. With over 100 years in the distribution business. So what exactly is it like leading a premium distribution business like Worralls? How do they decide which products to launch…
Bike Auckland: Barbara Cuthbert
Oct 10, 2018 • 51 min
Barbara discusses all things cycling in her crusade for improving the streets for riding bikes and getting more of us out on two wheels. But what exactly does a non-profit voice for cycling do? How much difference are they making to our cities? If you’re…
Introduction to the Show
Oct 1, 2018 • 1 min
A brief update of what I’m planning so I can bring you the show by cycling from one end of the world to the other. Follow show notes and updates of my journey on: If find me on instagram