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Becoming Ultra: Journeys into endurance cycling

Episode Summary

We're back for the second part of our winter bivvy in Oxfordshire with The Racing Collective, chatting about what happens when you take off road endurance riding to the extremes.

Episode Notes

From very different beginnings, both Philippa Battaye and Tom Probert are experienced endurance riders, having completed GBDURO, the Silk Road Mountain Race, numerous Transcontinental races, Further and Italy Divide to name just a few. But how do you get into this kind of racing, and what are the mistakes you learn from along the way? We huddled around the campfire with some whiskey and our friends to find out.

Check out more from our guests at:
https://www.theracingcollective.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theracingcollective/
https://www.instagram.com/philippabattye/
https://www.instagram.com/pilgrimcyclingco/

If you'd like to take a closer look at the GBDURO route, check out the official Collection on komoot:
https://www.komoot.com/user/gbduro/collections

If you'd like to try the route that Mark from Bikezone Oxford made for us around the fringes of Oxford you can find it on our komoot account here:
https://www.komoot.com/collection/905732/-unpaved-podcast-routes-and-highlights-on-komoot

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Cover art thanks to Hannah from Yoke Creative and Tim Wilkey (design)
Music by Hirola and Vegyn (https://phantomlimblabel.bandcamp.com/album/hirola & https://plzmakeitruins.bandcamp.com/)