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Thursday January 18, 2018
Rider Interview: Ed Hood has been catching up with some of the 'Young Guns' of British cycling, all helped to live their dreams by the Dave Rayner Fund. Next up is Alex Braybrooke who will be returning to Aix-en-Provence in France to build on his successes of 2017.
Monday January 15, 2018
Rider Interview: The Dave Rayner Fund recently announced their supported riders for 2018 and young Londoner, George Jary, is one of the lucky recipients. With the Rayner funding, Jary can pack his suitcase and head back to Spain for another season. Ed Hood caught up with him on a rest day for a word or two.
Monday January 8, 2018
Rider Interview: Ed Hood keeps his eye open for any young talent coming on the British scene and the most recent 'up and coming' rider is Harry Tanfield from the North East of England. With good results in the velodrome and on the road at home and abroad, Harry is a man to watch.
Friday December 29, 2017
Retro Interview: The pursuit race is the ultimate battle of man against the clock and, in the end, man against man. Once upon the time the pursuit champion was the king of the boards and everyone would know his name. Australian Steele Bishop was one of those men of the '80s. Ed Hood caught up with the 'Man of Steele'.
Tuesday December 19, 2017
Rider Interview: Steve Cummings, Adam Blythe and Dan McLay all by-passed the British Cycling path to fame and pro contracts. The next to follow in their footsteps is young Welshman, Stevie Williams, who is getting on quite well, thank you, with the SEG team in 2017 and is looking for more success next season.
Tuesday December 12, 2017
Rider Interview: Sam Brand has made the bold leap from triathlon to a full road career stepping up to the ProContinental Team Novo Nordisk from the development squad. Ed Hood caught up with the man from the Isle of Man to hear all about life and what's next in 2018.
Sunday December 10, 2017
Retro Interview: In 'Part 2' of the PEZ exclusive retro interview with US time trial specialist John Frey, he talks us through the World Hour record, coaches and racing against the professionals, plus his love for the tandem and setting new records.
Saturday December 9, 2017
Retro Interview: 1988 US National time trial champion John Frey was a specialist in the art of solo riding against the clock. Ed Hood caught up with the man from New Mexico to talk of the World hour record, US records, solo and team time trials in this exclusive two part retro interview.
Thursday December 7, 2017
Rider Interview: What do you do when your pro career is over? Drive a team car as a DS? Chauffeur ViP’s around big races? Become a TV pundit? Or, if you’re ex-Quick-Step man, Davide Vigano, 'none of the above,' you race fixie criterium races. Ed Hood caught up with the Red Hook Crit series champion.
Thursday November 30, 2017
Rider Interview: Lachlan Morton stepped back up to the WorldTour in 2017 and tackled his first three week Grand Tour - La Vuelta a España. Luke Maguire caught up with the Dimension Data rider for a chat about his season in the top league of cycling, and his future.
Thursday November 16, 2017
Interview: Wheels are big business. The top equipment manufacturers make their own hoops to compete with the other sole wheel manufacturers. So it's nice to see a small artisan wheel manufacturer doing his own thing. Ed Hood caught up with Walker Brothers Wheels' Brian Walker to hear his take on the World of bike wheels.
Monday November 13, 2017
Rider Interview: The very successful Spanish Movistar team announced that they would be have a women's squad for the 2018 season. One of their most experienced signings for next year is Australia’s Rachel Neylan from Orica-Scott. Ed Hood caught up with Rachel as she gets ready for a big season with her new team.
Thursday November 9, 2017
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Directeur Sportif Interview: Stage 9 of the 2018 Tour de France from Arras to Roubaix and will hit 15 sections of the 'Hell of the North' cobbles and so who better to talk to than Paris-Roubaix winner and sports director Dirk Demol.
Thursday November 2, 2017
Rider Interview: The hill climb season is a short one, but very popular with the clubmen for a day out and a bit of excitement. Ed Hood took in the Scottish championships and caught up with the British champion, Dan Evans, after he recaptured the title in Northumberland in the North East of England at the weekend.
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Rider Interview: Dutch Under23 champion, Fabio Jakobsen, has come up through the ranks and in 2018 he will be part of the WorldTour with the Quick-Step Floors team. Ed Hood caught up with the young SEG Racing Academy rider from Heukelem to hear his thoughts on his past and future.
Sunday October 15, 2017
Interview: Scott Mares of CrossBikeReview.com graciously asked the age old question - how'd you get PEZ started?  It's a story I never get tired of telling - and am thankful someone (anyone) still wants to know.  So if you've got nothing better to do -  here's a few minutes of PEZ history - as told by the PEZ myself.
Sunday October 15, 2017
Retro Rider Interview: In the 80s there were Irishmen making it big in the European Pro scene; Kelly, Roche, Early and Kimmage. There was also a man from Dublin who headed to the US, instead of Europe, John Brady. Ed Hood caught up with the ex-7-Eleven rider to hear his reminisces, and as always, a Bob Roll story.
Thursday October 12, 2017
Rider Interview: On a flying visit to the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Ed Hood caught up with Great Britain's most prolific National champion - Dan Bigham. Eight championships in one season is an all-time-record. Ed and Dan talk through the World of the Velodrome.
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Sports Director Interview: Everybody remembers the Euskaltel-Euskadi team and the Basque riders attacking the Alpine and Pyrenean climbs clad in their emblematic orange kit. The dream of those pioneering days has not disappeared, especially not if DS Jon Odriozola has anything to do with it.
Saturday September 16, 2017
Rider Interview: UAE Team Emirates' Diego Ulissi has a long and glorious career and is still only 28 years old, but then he was World junior champion - twice. On Sunday Diego won the second Canadian WorldTour race in Montréal and so Ed Hood caught up with him to hear all about it and much more.