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Home Roads

Matt Barbet

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Home Roads
Home Roads

Home Roads

Matt Barbet

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Join me, Matt Barbet, as I ride with some of the most interesting people in cycling, and others who like to get out on the bike, on the roads they know best. It's not about the most majestic mountains, or the routes of famous races, but the rides we all enjoy: the ones that begin at home - and it's when we're in the saddle, that the stories start to come out.

Latest Episodes

Worlds Special: Cadel Evans in Mendrisio, Switzerland

EIt's exactly a decade since Cadel Evans became the first Australian to become World Champion on the roads around Mendrisio near the Swiss-Italian border. Prior to that, he'd had success racing - both on road and mountain bikes - but hadn't quite reached the highs he was obviously capable of. Soon after though, he also became the first Aussie to win the Tour de France, consigning to history the two times he'd been runner up. Since retiring, Cadel has made his home in Switzerland, and lives just a few kilometres away from where he pulled on the famous rainbow jersey. He took me for a ride around the route of his triumph, before we climbed over the border for lunch next to Lake Como. Look for @HomeRoads on Instagram, Twitter and Strava for more information, images and the rides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

40 MINSEP 23
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Worlds Special: Cadel Evans in Mendrisio, Switzerland

Worlds Special: Lizzie Deignan in Yorkshire

EYorkshire's Lizzie Deignan knows what it takes to become World Champion. When her surname was still Armitstead, she claimed the coveted rainbow jersey in Richmond, Virginia in 2015. In the couple of years afterwards, Lizzie was in unbeatable form, hoovering up wins in some of the biggest races on the women's calendar. Then, having settled down with husband Phil (also a pro-cyclist), she took 2018 out of the sport to become a mum. This year though, the Worlds are back in Britain for the first time in a generation, and being raced on the Yorkshire lanes Lizzie knows so well. We rode together on a loop out of Harrogate, that took in the finish where she aims to clinch the rainbow stripes again. Look for @HomeRoads on Instagram, Twitter and Strava for more information, images and the rides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

39 MINSEP 23
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Worlds Special: Lizzie Deignan in Yorkshire

Tour of Britain 2019 Special

EEight days on the road covering the 2019 Tour of Britain, condensed into one, slightly longer than normal, Home Roads episode. I front the tv coverage of the race, but this special podcast has a look behind the scenes, featuring some of the people who make it happen. You'll also hear many of the famous riders who compete, gaining an insight into the ups and downs of the often precarious life as a pro-cyclist - plus one who is undoubtedly the rising star of the sport. Includes interviews with Mathieu van der Poel, Matteo Trentin, Mikel Landa, Mark Cavendish, Mark Renshaw, Bernie Eisel, Steve Cummings, Alex Dowsett, Yanto Barker, Conor Dunne and many more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

53 MINSEP 15
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Tour of Britain 2019 Special

Phil Southerland in Georgia

EPhil Southerland thought he would be dead by now. Instead, his achievements in cycling are an inspiration to millions of others who live with diabetes. Diagnosed as a child with type 1, simply surviving was the original plan, but getting out and riding became his life. Being part of a team of diabetic riders that won the Race Across America was the springboard to Phil putting together a group of pros who all live and compete with the condition - Team Novo Nordisk. We headed out on the bikes from Phil's Atlanta home into the Georgia countryside, where a local dog - and not low blood sugar - was the biggest risk we faced. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MINJUL 19
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Phil Southerland in Georgia

Chip Hawkins north of Atlanta, Georgia

EChip Hawkins has spent his whole life in America's Deep South, where he founded Wahoo. He is the first to admit that, for a lot of his adult life, he did very little exercise. That all changed in his thirties, and he went all in, but for a man obsessed with data, it was a frustrating experience. The devices on the market at the time were clunky at best, and often refused to talk to each other, so Chip set about solving the problems himself. In the process, he created Wahoo Fitness - which also happens to be the current sponsor of Home Roads. Despite running a half-marathon the next day, Chip took me on a leisurely, if chilly, roll around the backwoods north of Atlanta, GA where he lives, and where Wahoo is based, to tell me the whole story. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MINJUL 8
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Chip Hawkins north of Atlanta, Georgia

Bob Jungels in Luxembourg

ELuxembourg is a small place, and Bob Jungels is its biggest sports star. He is the national champion, so who better than to explore the country with. Bob divides his time between his base in Switzerland, and back home, on the outskirts of Luxembourg City, which is where I met him just before he headed to the Giro d'Italia. The ride almost didn't happen, due to my hurried packing and a couple of mechanicals, but eventually we managed to head off on a 100km loop (which you can find on my Strava feed). What was slightly daunting was Bob was in peak, pre-Grand Tour form, and already had one of the biggest engines in the pro peloton... Follow @homeroads on Instagram, Twitter & Strava. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MINJUL 1
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Bob Jungels in Luxembourg

Geraint Thomas & Chris Froome outside Monaco

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome are both British winners of the Tour de France and both on the same team. This year, now their team sponsor has changed from Sky to Ineos, they both want to win it again - or at least they did. I recorded these interviews one day in May separately with each rider (and then cut them together) while we spun the legs on Wahoo Kickrs at the team house just outside Monaco. Their strict training schedules and the potential risk meant a ride out in the open wasn't on the cards. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks after the recording, Chris Froome crashed during the Critérium du Dauphiné, and the injuries meant he wouldn't compete in the 2019 Tour. Geraint will, and the conversations with both riders are - I hope you will find - still very interesting. Follow @HomeRoads on Instagram, Twitter and Strava. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MINJUN 24
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Geraint Thomas & Chris Froome outside Monaco

Jon Snow commuting to the newsroom

EThis Jon Snow is one of Britain's best-known news anchors - and not the character from Game of Thrones as he has had to explain in recent years, and did once more for my benefit. As well as his extensive experience reporting from the field, interviewing Presidents, Prime Ministers and despots around the world, Jon also loves to cycle. I met him on a Monday morning at his North London home, for the short commute to the Channel 4 newsroom at the headquarters of news organisation ITN. The same building where I began my own journalistic career. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

35 MINAPR 5
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Jon Snow commuting to the newsroom

Sir Bradley Wiggins around Britain

ESir Bradley Wiggins is one of cycling's greats. The first Briton to win the Tour de France; the Hour Record holder; an Olympic champion in multiple disciplines. Since retiring though, you won't be surprised to hear he doesn't ride as much as he used to. In fact, while recording this, I didn't see him on a bike at all. So instead, we chatted as we travelled around Britain together for a theatre tour during the Autumn. Other well-known names crop up, like Sir Dave Brailsford, Mark Cavendish and Sean Yates. This, though, is quite different to other episodes, but then Brad is very different to every other cyclist. See more onInstagramand onStrava. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MINMAR 29
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Sir Bradley Wiggins around Britain

Simon Gerrans in South London

It's not easy to go from being at the top of your game, winning trophies, to starting again in a completely different world, but that's what Australian former pro Simon Gerrans is doing. Having left his homeland as a teenager to race in Europe, Simon went on triumph on some of the biggest stages. He called the likes of Monaco and Andorra home, but now it's in Clapham, South London with his wife and children. Why? So he can begin a new life in the world of international finance. See more onInstagramand find the route onStrava. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MINMAR 29
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Simon Gerrans in South London

Latest Episodes

Worlds Special: Cadel Evans in Mendrisio, Switzerland

EIt's exactly a decade since Cadel Evans became the first Australian to become World Champion on the roads around Mendrisio near the Swiss-Italian border. Prior to that, he'd had success racing - both on road and mountain bikes - but hadn't quite reached the highs he was obviously capable of. Soon after though, he also became the first Aussie to win the Tour de France, consigning to history the two times he'd been runner up. Since retiring, Cadel has made his home in Switzerland, and lives just a few kilometres away from where he pulled on the famous rainbow jersey. He took me for a ride around the route of his triumph, before we climbed over the border for lunch next to Lake Como. Look for @HomeRoads on Instagram, Twitter and Strava for more information, images and the rides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

40 MINSEP 23
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Worlds Special: Cadel Evans in Mendrisio, Switzerland

Worlds Special: Lizzie Deignan in Yorkshire

EYorkshire's Lizzie Deignan knows what it takes to become World Champion. When her surname was still Armitstead, she claimed the coveted rainbow jersey in Richmond, Virginia in 2015. In the couple of years afterwards, Lizzie was in unbeatable form, hoovering up wins in some of the biggest races on the women's calendar. Then, having settled down with husband Phil (also a pro-cyclist), she took 2018 out of the sport to become a mum. This year though, the Worlds are back in Britain for the first time in a generation, and being raced on the Yorkshire lanes Lizzie knows so well. We rode together on a loop out of Harrogate, that took in the finish where she aims to clinch the rainbow stripes again. Look for @HomeRoads on Instagram, Twitter and Strava for more information, images and the rides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

39 MINSEP 23
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Worlds Special: Lizzie Deignan in Yorkshire

Tour of Britain 2019 Special

EEight days on the road covering the 2019 Tour of Britain, condensed into one, slightly longer than normal, Home Roads episode. I front the tv coverage of the race, but this special podcast has a look behind the scenes, featuring some of the people who make it happen. You'll also hear many of the famous riders who compete, gaining an insight into the ups and downs of the often precarious life as a pro-cyclist - plus one who is undoubtedly the rising star of the sport. Includes interviews with Mathieu van der Poel, Matteo Trentin, Mikel Landa, Mark Cavendish, Mark Renshaw, Bernie Eisel, Steve Cummings, Alex Dowsett, Yanto Barker, Conor Dunne and many more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

53 MINSEP 15
Comments
Tour of Britain 2019 Special

Phil Southerland in Georgia

EPhil Southerland thought he would be dead by now. Instead, his achievements in cycling are an inspiration to millions of others who live with diabetes. Diagnosed as a child with type 1, simply surviving was the original plan, but getting out and riding became his life. Being part of a team of diabetic riders that won the Race Across America was the springboard to Phil putting together a group of pros who all live and compete with the condition - Team Novo Nordisk. We headed out on the bikes from Phil's Atlanta home into the Georgia countryside, where a local dog - and not low blood sugar - was the biggest risk we faced. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MINJUL 19
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Phil Southerland in Georgia

Chip Hawkins north of Atlanta, Georgia

EChip Hawkins has spent his whole life in America's Deep South, where he founded Wahoo. He is the first to admit that, for a lot of his adult life, he did very little exercise. That all changed in his thirties, and he went all in, but for a man obsessed with data, it was a frustrating experience. The devices on the market at the time were clunky at best, and often refused to talk to each other, so Chip set about solving the problems himself. In the process, he created Wahoo Fitness - which also happens to be the current sponsor of Home Roads. Despite running a half-marathon the next day, Chip took me on a leisurely, if chilly, roll around the backwoods north of Atlanta, GA where he lives, and where Wahoo is based, to tell me the whole story. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MINJUL 8
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Chip Hawkins north of Atlanta, Georgia

Bob Jungels in Luxembourg

ELuxembourg is a small place, and Bob Jungels is its biggest sports star. He is the national champion, so who better than to explore the country with. Bob divides his time between his base in Switzerland, and back home, on the outskirts of Luxembourg City, which is where I met him just before he headed to the Giro d'Italia. The ride almost didn't happen, due to my hurried packing and a couple of mechanicals, but eventually we managed to head off on a 100km loop (which you can find on my Strava feed). What was slightly daunting was Bob was in peak, pre-Grand Tour form, and already had one of the biggest engines in the pro peloton... Follow @homeroads on Instagram, Twitter & Strava. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MINJUL 1
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Bob Jungels in Luxembourg

Geraint Thomas & Chris Froome outside Monaco

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome are both British winners of the Tour de France and both on the same team. This year, now their team sponsor has changed from Sky to Ineos, they both want to win it again - or at least they did. I recorded these interviews one day in May separately with each rider (and then cut them together) while we spun the legs on Wahoo Kickrs at the team house just outside Monaco. Their strict training schedules and the potential risk meant a ride out in the open wasn't on the cards. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks after the recording, Chris Froome crashed during the Critérium du Dauphiné, and the injuries meant he wouldn't compete in the 2019 Tour. Geraint will, and the conversations with both riders are - I hope you will find - still very interesting. Follow @HomeRoads on Instagram, Twitter and Strava. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MINJUN 24
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Geraint Thomas & Chris Froome outside Monaco

Jon Snow commuting to the newsroom

EThis Jon Snow is one of Britain's best-known news anchors - and not the character from Game of Thrones as he has had to explain in recent years, and did once more for my benefit. As well as his extensive experience reporting from the field, interviewing Presidents, Prime Ministers and despots around the world, Jon also loves to cycle. I met him on a Monday morning at his North London home, for the short commute to the Channel 4 newsroom at the headquarters of news organisation ITN. The same building where I began my own journalistic career. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

35 MINAPR 5
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Jon Snow commuting to the newsroom

Sir Bradley Wiggins around Britain

ESir Bradley Wiggins is one of cycling's greats. The first Briton to win the Tour de France; the Hour Record holder; an Olympic champion in multiple disciplines. Since retiring though, you won't be surprised to hear he doesn't ride as much as he used to. In fact, while recording this, I didn't see him on a bike at all. So instead, we chatted as we travelled around Britain together for a theatre tour during the Autumn. Other well-known names crop up, like Sir Dave Brailsford, Mark Cavendish and Sean Yates. This, though, is quite different to other episodes, but then Brad is very different to every other cyclist. See more onInstagramand onStrava. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MINMAR 29
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Sir Bradley Wiggins around Britain

Simon Gerrans in South London

It's not easy to go from being at the top of your game, winning trophies, to starting again in a completely different world, but that's what Australian former pro Simon Gerrans is doing. Having left his homeland as a teenager to race in Europe, Simon went on triumph on some of the biggest stages. He called the likes of Monaco and Andorra home, but now it's in Clapham, South London with his wife and children. Why? So he can begin a new life in the world of international finance. See more onInstagramand find the route onStrava. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MINMAR 29
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Simon Gerrans in South London