Rouleur podcast: Adam Blythe

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“Bike riding is overcomplicated. You get a jersey, you get a pair of shorts, you might get a bike, go win a bike race. If you are good at it, someone will pick you up and you’ll do it for a living.” Pro tips from a winner

Photographs: Sean Hardy
Adam Blythe podcast



Adam Blythe rode for some of the biggest teams in racing during his ten-year professional career – Tinkoff, BMC, Orica-Greenedge and Lotto Soudal – but it was his year with British squad NFTO that proved most fruitful and fun, including his win at RideLondon in 2014.

Adam joins our own Stuart Clapp and host Ian Parkinson on the sofa at the Rouleur Classic to talk through past, present and future, the troubled state of domestic UK racing, being a TV pundit, and racing with a hangover. His advice? Don’t do it, kids. 

Desire editor Stu, meanwhile, has been razzing around the Peckham BMX track on his Brompton, has a new toy to wax lyrical about (it’s a gravel bike, don’t @ him), and does an impression of Mark Cavendish that is actually better than Mark Cavendish. Hearing is believing.

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