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The Cycling Podcast Live: A Journey through the cycling year

  • Signet Library Parliament Square Edinburgh EH1 1RF (map)
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The Cycling Podcast is back to the Signet Library, with Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Orla Chennaoui and François Thomazeau.

Join The Cycling Podcast for A Journey Through the Cycling Year. You’ll be taken behind the scenes at the Classics and the three Grand Tours, the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España. There will be stories and anecdotes from the major races and tales about the star riders as the podcast team looks back on 2017 and ahead to the 2018 season. Don’t miss this chance to get inside the peloton!

Take the opportunity to grab yourself a discounted copy of A Journey Through the Cycling Year for only £12.99 when you purchase your tickets online. Simply select the Standard Ticket and Book option. Books will be available for collection from the on-site bookshop on the night. The Cycling Podcast will be signing books after the event.


Richard Moore (@richardmoore73) is a journalist and author. His first book, In Search of Robert Millar, won Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His second book, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes, was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He is also the author of Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France (Yellow Jersey, 2011), Sky’s the Limit: British Cycling’s Quest to Conquer the Tour de France (HarperCollins, 2011) and Étape: the untold stories of the Tour de France’s defining stages (HarperSport, 2014). His latest book, The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory, was published in 2016. Richard is also a former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and Great Britain at the 1998 Tour de Langkawi.

Lionel Birnie (@lionelbirnie) is a journalist, author and publisher. After training as a journalist he spent five years working for a local newspaper before joining Cycling Weekly in 1998. He covered the Tour de France for the first time in 1999. He covered the 2012 Tour, won by Bradley Wiggins, for The Sunday Times. The 2014 was his 12th. He established Peloton Publishing in 2010 and, after writing and publishing several football books, co-founded The Cycling Anthology series. The Cycling Anthology is published twice a year and comprises essays about professional cycling by some of the best writers and journalists in the world. In 2013, he published Hunger, the long-awaited autobiography of Irish cycling legend Sean Kelly. shortlisted for Irish Sports Book of the Year. Lionel has also been working closely with Graham Taylor on his autobiography Graham Taylor: In his own words published by Peloton Publishing in November 2017.

Orla Chennaoui (@SkyOrla) is a multilingual TV sports presenter, host and journalist with over 17 years' experience working in both hard news and sport. Orla specialises in cycling and the Olympic Games and has presented on location from nine Tours de France, two Giros d'Italia, two Olympic Games (London and Rio) and one Commonwealth Games (Glasgow). She is currently an anchor on Sky Sports News and has anchored Sky Sports rugby and cycling coverage as well as co-hosting with Richard Moore The Cycling Podcast Féminin dedicated to women's cycling.

François Thomazeau (@sauveurmerlan) is a French writer, publisher and broadcaster, author of true crime fiction and of several books covering a wide range of interests from mod subculture and bistronomie to his Marseilles home town. Former Reuter's head of sport in Paris he has published books on the Olympics, tennis, rugby, sports economics and doping. A highly-regarded commentator of The Tour de France since 1986, François has been awarded with the Prix Jacques-Goddet 2016 for his feature Ne tirez pas sur l'ambulance published on VéloPro website. He is a regular contributor guest to The Cycling Podcast.


Please note that doors will open at 18:30 – a cash bar will be open throughout the event. Refunds will not be granted for this event once tickets have been purchased.


This event is supported by

Earlier Event: March 1
Charities Conference
Later Event: April 12
Intellectual Property Conference