Rouleur December Podcast - the Xmas Preview

Ian Parkinson has some gift ideas for the cyclist in your life in this edition, ably assisted by our Desire editor Stuart Clapp and a host of special guests. Sir Bradley Wiggins tells us about his new book Icons and why, somewhat controversially, Lance Armstrong is included among his 21 cycling heroes in this handsome tome. Cillian Kelly, statistician extraordinaire, is the man behind The Road Book, a mighty 900-page record of the 2018 road season edited by Ned Boulting and including essays from Rouleur contributors Morten Okbo, Matt Rendell, Philippa York and many more. Ian spoke to Cillian at the Rouleur Classic to get the story behind “the Wisden of cycling”. The guys at Prendas Ciclismo have a fine range of jerseys titled Forgotten Races, made in conjunction with Santini. Andy Storey and designer Fergus Niland take us through the tales behind the collection. Plus photographer Laura Fletcher has an exhibition at Look Mum No Hands on the wonderful world of Japanese keirin racing, shot in Kyoto. And Stu gets misty eyed and a bit tearful recalling the bike his parents sold from beneath him when he was just a boy. Kleenex at the ready…

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