The Indian Cycling Podcast

The Indian Cycling Podcast

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Your one-stop destination for all the events, personalities and discussions on cycling in India.


Training in the time of lockdowns
Apr 12 • 35 min
We talk about some training tips for the lockdown. And some suggestions for movies you can watch.
MTB Nationals and Gautam Taode tells us how he builds an MTB track.
Mar 4 • 30 min
MTB Nationals concluded on Feb 21st. Gautam Taode of GT Adventures built the track for XC and Downhill. We talk about the event and what goes into building a good MTB course. Follow him on Instagram : @gautam_taode and @gtadventuresindia Women’s day ride…
Shiven Aerohawk at Asian MTB in Thailand
Feb 9 • 34 min
Shiven is the winner of this year’s MTB Kerala for the Indian contingent. He talks about the recently concluded Asian MTB Championships in Thailand. Shiven talks about his experience at that event and what it takes to compete at these events. Also, what…
Training Plans and the latest HRC season
Jan 27 • 30 min
GCN new year training plan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIO3vvW3l4A HRC: https://www.facebook.com/hyderabadracingcircuit/ Blog on PBP https://thebikeaffair.com/blog/competitive-racing-4/post/an-autopsy-of-the-indian-pbp-attempt-61
MTB Kerala with Prajwal Pingali
Dec 30, 2019 • 31 min
Prajwal Pingali is the Under-18 Telangana State MTB Champion. He talks about participating in MTB Kerala. We talk about the event and his experience there. MTB Kerala: https://www.mtbkerala.com/
Super Mom Anupa on Agasthi & his BMX journey so far
Nov 27, 2019 • 46 min
Anupa Sekar is no stranger to fitness and breaking norms. In this episode she shares the story of how Agasthi discovered cycling & chose BMX. She talks about her attitude to overcoming challenges & how she built the wonderful team behind Agasthi. The…
Indian National Road Championships : An Analysis
Nov 21, 2019 • 45 min
The National Road Championships took place in Bikaner, Rajasthan from 13-16 November. Sam Solomon was part of the Telangana team and we do a deep-dive into the event.
Indian National Road Cycling Championships – Day 1
Nov 13, 2019 • 8 min
The National Road Championships are taking place in Bikaner, Rajasthan from 13-16 November. We will be covering the event with Sam Solomon, our reporter on the ground. Sam is part of the Telangana team and is taking part in the TTT, Mass Start and the…
Goa Ironman 70.3 with Angana Barua
Nov 9, 2019 • 33 min
Angana Barua stood third at the Goa Ironman 70.3 in her age category. We talk about her tri-life, her tri-journey and what she did to get here. She tells us about the women who inspired her along the way and what can be done to get more women into…
Eliud Kipchoge breaks 2
Oct 19, 2019 • 36 min
While we’re a cycling podcast, this felt like an event we need to cover because it’s an landmark of human achievement and a lot of our listeners are also interested in distance and endurance running It’s also the kind of event that has a lot of lessons…
Tour of Eastern Ghats and Cycling Photo Exhibition
Oct 5, 2019 • 49 min
Tour of Eastern Ghats : https://www.facebook.com/events/595550940929390/ Blog from Satish : https://asatishc.blogspot.com/2019/09/tour-of-eastern-ghats-day-1.html Photo Exhibition: https://www.facebook.com/events/2741737912527787/
Track Asia Cup 2019 in Delhi
Sep 19, 2019 • 18 min
Cycling Federation of India’s marquee track cycling event took place in Delhi from September 11 to 13. We talk to track cycling legend Maxwell Trevor who was an official at the event. More news about the event:…
Bikey Venky at the Giro delle Dolomiti
Sep 12, 2019 • 59 min
Bikey Venky and the Spectrum Racing team did the Giro delle Dolomiti at the end of July. We talk about the event, BAR (Bangalore Amateur Racing), BV Coaching and his cycling journey. Giro delle Dolomiti : https://www.girodolomiti.com/ BAR:…
Triathlon 101 with Dr.Kaustubh Mulay
Sep 5, 2019 • 61 min
Kaustubh Mulay is a 5-time Ironman 70.3 finisher and a medical doctor with fascination for Ophthalmic Pathology. Fitness, especially the Tri Sport, is his passion. As someone with a demanding career and a busy life, he knows what it takes to fit the…
A PBP Finisher and a T-shirt for the podcast
Aug 30, 2019 • 34 min
Siddharth Bachloo finished Paris-Brest-Paris with less than 8 minutes to go. To put that in context, he rode 1200 km in 89 hours 52 minutes, the cut-off was 90 hours. He talks about his experience and what he did to achieve this. In other news, Indian…
Mike Pryde and Chapter 2 Bikes
Aug 18, 2019 • 45 min
Mike Pryde is a former MTB rider and architect who is now the owner of Chapter 2 bikes. Mike is based out of Auckland, New Zealand and we talk about his cycling journey and purpose of creating Chapter 2 the company. He also tells us about a new addition…
Escape Velocity: A book by Raman and Gokul
Aug 11, 2019 • 56 min
Raman Garimella, a sports scientist and Gokul Krishna, my co-host have come up with a book “Escape Velocity: The Definitive Desi Guide to Cycling”. They talk about who this book is for and how it helps. The foreword for the book was written by Victor…
Kiran Kumar Raju at the Asian MTB in Lebanon
Aug 4, 2019 • 53 min
We talk to Kiran Kumar Raju (KKR) who recently took part in the Asian MTB in Kfardebian, Lebanon. He talks about the event, the results and the current standing of Indian MTB athletes at the international level. KKR also speaks about his preparation for…
Paris-Brest-Paris : A Preview
Jul 25, 2019 • 51 min
Paris-Brest-Paris : A Preview Paris-Brest-Paris takes place from August 18 – 22, in you guessed it, France. Krishna Kunnam and Rajesh Krishnamaneni will be riding. They talk about why PBP is considered the holy grail of amateur cycling, kind of like the…
Niseko Classic and Tour de France
Jul 16, 2019 • 54 min
Gokul participated in the Niseko Classic race in Hokkaido, Japan. He talks about his experience at a UCI Grand Fondo race and what to keep in mind while doing such races. We also do a brief talk about Tour de France and Team Ineos’s dominance.…
Khiyar Pasha explains Track Cycling and his preparation for the Asian
Jul 4, 2019 • 66 min
Khiyar Pasha explains the various events in Track cycling. We talk about Keirin, Sprint, Individual Pursuit and the endurance events. You can help Pasha out by contributing to: https://gocrowdera.com/wintrackasiacyclingchanmpionship2019/ Topics: Sprint…
Training during Monsoon
Jun 28, 2019 • 48 min
Training during monsoon is not easy. We talk about the various options and tricks you can try to keep riding. We talk about training apps, smart-trainers, mud-guards and everything else you can do. Sufferfest :…
Bicycle Touring with Krish Basu
Jun 14, 2019 • 45 min
Touring on a cycle is a great experience. I got a taste of it last year when I did The Bike Affair’s Horsley Hills High, which is a 4 day ride from Kadthal outside Hyderabad to Horsley Hills covering around 590 KM. The person who organized that tour was…
Hyderabad Racing Circuit’s Premier Race – Movie Towers Classic
Jun 6, 2019 • 51 min
We analyse the Hyderabad Racing Circuit’s Mass Start Road Race that took place on 2nd June at Movie Towers in Hyderabad. Some of the biggest names in Indian cycling like Naveen John, Jetharam, Mugesh Bhaskar, Parashuram Chenji and many more took part. We…
Tour of Nilgiris with Deepak Majipatil
May 31, 2019 • 42 min
Tour of Nilgiris (TFN) is the premier and most awaited multi-day cycle touring event in India. We talk to Deepak Majipatil about his experience organising TFN, it’s conception and the future. The registrations for this year’s event in December are open.…
BMX culture: India style
May 23, 2019 • 52 min
BMX or Bicycle Motocross is a cycle sport performed on BMX cycle, either in competitive BMX racing or freestyle BMX. We talk to Hamza Khan, the owner of WallRide Park in Hyderabad talks about the BMX culture in India and introduces us to the concept of…
The Giro Explainer
May 16, 2019 • 42 min
The Giro d’Italia is taking place right now. It is one of the oldest stage race and the year’s first Grand Tour. Along with Tour de France and the Vuelta Espana, it forms the troika of races considered most prestigious. This is an explainer episode…
Naveen John at the Asian Road Championships
May 6, 2019 • 76 min
Naveen John is a multiple national road racing champion. He took part in the Asian Road Racing Championships at Taskhent, Uzbekistan. We do a deep-dive into the event, the races and the Indian contingent. Naveen John is the biggest name in India’s…
Episode-10: Road Racing with Parashuram
May 2, 2019 • 65 min
Parashuram Chenji is a two time National Road silver medallist winning the U23 Silver in 2016 and the Elite Criterium in 2017. Parashu talks about his journey in cycling so far. He is especially known for his ability to read a race and his fellow riders.…
Alpi-4000 with Krishna and Rajesh
Apr 25, 2019 • 74 min
ALPI 4000 Brevet goes around Alps’ over 4000 high peaks and covers a distance of 1530 km. Randonneurs Krishna Kunam and Rajesh Krishnamaneni completed the inaugural event in 2018. They talk about their experiences riding the highest Alps of Northern…
Training essentials by Gokul and Hour Ride record
Apr 18, 2019 • 57 min
Gokul talks to Harsha about how to train for general fitness and events. We de-clutter the various jargon and acronyms that are thrown about about by cyclists: ERG, FTP, Zones etc. We also talk about Victor Campenaerts’s new hour ride record and we…
Maxwell Trevor: The fire still burns - Part 2
Apr 11, 2019 • 40 min
We continue our conversation with Maxwell Trevor. He talks about the future of cycling in India, coaching and how to bring more kids into the system. Do listen and send us your feedback to podcast@thebikeaffair.com . The Indian Cycling Podcast is also…
Maxwell Trevor: The fire still burns - Part 1
Apr 2, 2019 • 30 min
Maxwell Trevor set Indian velodromes on fire with his speed in the 1980s. He is a national record holder, winner of more than 250 medals and an eleven-time national track cycling champion. He is a UCI Certified coach and runs an academy identifying and…
Saddle tech and Milan San-Remo
Mar 28, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode we have Krishnendu Basu (Krish) talk about the common issues riders face with Saddles and how to overcome them. In the second half we do a race analysis of “Milan San Remo” that happened over the weekend. Do listen and send us your…
Individual Time Trial at BBCh
Mar 21, 2019 • 46 min
Our guest Akash Panda and co-host Gokul educate Harsha about Individual Time Trial (ITT) as an event. They talk about the Bangalore Bicycle Championship’s ITT event that took place on 19-March
Deep-dive into cadence and cleats
Mar 13, 2019 • 31 min
What is cadence? Why use cleats and cycling shoes? Gokul does a deep-dive into their importance and how it helps a rider.
Handicap Race and Hyderabad Racing Circuit
Mar 13, 2019 • 36 min
Our first guest, Khiyar Pasha is the Director Sportiff of Hyderabad Racing Circuit. We talk about the recently conducted handicap race. How it works, why it’s fun and what a cyclist means when he says, “Let’s work together …..” .
The First One.
Mar 7, 2019 • 9 min
The Indian Cycling Podcast introduces the hosts and sets out the goals of the podcast.