My Favourite Cycling Podcasts

By Andrea Champredonde

I love choosing and listening to subjects that speak to me any time of the day or night. Audio content lets me do something else as I listen along. So when I’m off the bike or the weather isn’t inviting, I can be productive and feed my passion with a handful of cycling podcasts for news, results, race analysis and more. These are my favourites in no particular order.

We Love Cycling Podcast

Yes, readers, the same folks behind our magazine bring you the We Love Cycling Podcast hosted by the well-known former pro and GCN host, Matt Stephens, turned live-racing commentator for Eurosport and GCN+. A bonus to the entertaining content? Listeners can choose the format they prefer since each episode is available as audio-only or video.

Interview veteran Matt Stephens asks the questions listeners what to hear as he talks to past and current pros like Richie Porte and Nathan Haas, pro cycling chefs, history-making Directeur Sportifs and other prominent figures in the world of professional cycling. A synopsis of each episode even gives you a glimpse of the subject matter.

Tune in to Matt and his guests for a light-hearted and personal conversation on cycling topics that interest you. Episodes aren’t weekly but subscribers stay up to date on every new release. You can find the We Love Cycling Podcast on Spotify, a dedicated page on the We Love Cycling website, and our YouTube channel.

The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast, one of the first of its kind, was created in 2013 by cycling journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe. Richard Moore, often referred to as The Buffalo, sadly passed away from long-term sickness in 2022. Lionel and Daniel carry on in his honour with an impressive dance card of current and former professional road racers as guest co-hosts. They craft beautiful cycling audio stories, travelogues and more, producing over 200 every year.

Women’s racing has dedicated air time under the same umbrella via The Cycling Podcast Féminin presented by Rose Manley and the Eurosport and GCN+ host, Orla Chennaoui. Fans of female racing will love the in-depth coverage of everything related to the women’s pro peloton presented in an often fireside-like chat style peppered with humorous moments. Catch their coverage of some Classics and tune in daily during the Women’s Tour.

TCP produces a weekly show and specials for each of the three Grand Tours, including a trio of special episodes that introduce the listener to the best wines available along each of the routes, as suggested by an expert regional sommelier. The show is sponsored by Science in Sport nutrition, so listen for a generous discount code available for every purchase. Join as a Friend of the Podcast for exclusive content.

The Geraint Thomas Cycling Club Podcast

Geraint Thomas, the winner of the 2018 Tour de France, and co-host Tom Fordyce are the voices of The Geraint Thomas Cycling Club. Thomas and Fordyce open each episode with a few minutes of amusing small talk about everyday life before introducing the special guest that comes primarily from cycling. But “G” is from Wales, so other prominent sports figures from his backyard are invited too.

Thomas has turned the GTCC podcast into the groundwork for his cycling club and aims to make it one of the world’s biggest. There are no membership fees, minimum speeds or Strava requirements, you just have to enjoy riding your bike. Chapters are opening around the world and listeners can register to be local ride captains. The light-hearted conversations are from a couple of blokes who don’t take themselves too seriously.

Beyond the Peloton

I discovered the Beyond the Peloton Podcast after catching its host, Spencer Martin, conferring on par with Bruyneel on an episode of The Move. Martin is a former pro-cycling writer for well-known publications such as VeloNews and CyclingTips. His focus remains on cycling – but now as your podcast host, video analyst and tactical consultant. His cycling expertise is impressive, similar to Bruyneel, but from the other side of the Atlantic.

Head to the BTP website for in-depth race previews, analysis and rankings. If you’re into Pro Cycling Manager, you’ll love the in-house ranking system he created. It may guide you in your rider choices and transfers as you play. Martin is big on race analysis and the banter is for more advanced followers of the sport. However, new fans will learn a lot, too. Subscribe to his newsletter to receive his thoughts directly in your mailbox.

Lanterne Rouge Cycling Podcast

Patrick Broe and Benji Naesen host the Lanterne Rouge Cycling Podcast. If you’ve never studied French, Lanterne Rouge means Red Lantern in English and refers to the red lanterns that used to be hung on the back of passenger and freight trains to signify the end of the line. It’s the distinction given to the last-placed competitor in the Tour de France every year. But Benji and Patrick are far from being at the back of the pack.

Patrick Broe is the founder of Lanterne Rouge Media and a consultant to Team Jumbo-Visma. He’s Australian but lives in Andorra, a hotbed residence of many pro riders. Benji is from the cycling mecca of Belgium. He’s a leading influencer and content creator for everything road cycling. Don’t let his youthful appearance fool you, his wisdom of professional road racing is extraordinary.

He and Patrick interview pro riders and discuss every aspect of upcoming and completed races in a style for advanced fans of the sport. They quickly exchange rider names and stats on future and past races as if listeners were equally in the know. The format is pure meat and potatoes, no fluff, not even music to start or close the show. It might not be to everyone’s tastes but the information and data flow is massive. It’s not all about the men either, they cover women’s racing in dedicated episodes too. All episodes are available on their YouTube channel.