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What do you hate about cycling? Our cycling pet peeves + bikepacking chat on episode 26 of the Podcast

Obviously we love cycling and hope you do too... but every now and then we do just find ourselves having to vent about the things we don't like about it...

We love cycling of course, and we hope you love it too... but nothing is absolutely perfect, so in this episode we're talking about the things we don't like about our favourite thing! 

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Dodgy drivers, dodgy infrastructure, flies, sunburn, punctures and over-indulgent concept bikes all make an appearance, and I'm sure there's plenty you could add to the list.

Listen to George, Dave, John and myself grumble in a sort of entertaining manner (we think so anyway) and see how many you agree and disagree with. Let us know what your least favourite things about cycling are in the comments to of course; when we asked on social media you certainly didn't disappoint! 

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For our second segment, Simon chats to his fascinating friend and bikepacking aficionado Will about all things bikepacking. What kit do you need, what makes the ideal bikepacking and wild camping trip? If you're planning your own, be sure to give this a listen and take heed of Will's words of wisdom before you depart on your epic journey...

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Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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ShutTheFrontDawes | 2 years ago

Not having enough time to cycle as much as I'd like to.

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