Home Roads is a new cycling podcast from Matt Barbet in which he interview professional cyslists and other big names from the sport as they ride their favorite routes. Barbet is better known as the presenter of ITV4’s Cycle Show and he was also Channel 5’s newsreader up until last year.
Barbet is no bum on the bike himself, he was the fastest celebrity to finish the 2015 RideLondon, he completed the 100-mile course in just 4 hours and 24 minutes. But being in decent shape is definitely necessary given the difficult task of holding a conversation while riding alongside David Millar, Alex Dowsett, Nicolas Roche and Philippa York.
Having listened to a few episodes now, I’m really enjoying they way that riding makes for a relaxed interview. Scenery and changing efforts give the riders time to think and the interviews seem less like interviews and more like eavesdropping because of it.
Future episodes will feature polar explorer Ben Saunders, 100 Climbs legend Simon Warren and Rapha founder Simon Mottram.