Today’s episode is a special one as we unveil the reasons behind our absence from the airwaves for the past couple of years and the exciting story of our return. Plus, get ready to embark on an awe-inspiring journey as we delve into Niels’ epic adventure along the Silk Road Mountain Race – a tale that truly defies belief!
During our time away, life has woven an intricate tapestry of experiences for both of us, and we’re eager to unravel it for you. We’ve traversed unique paths, both personally and professionally, and it’s time to share the fascinating twists and turns that led us back to the podcasting realm. Our journey away from the microphone has been a period of growth, reflection, and discovery, and we’re thrilled to reconnect with our loyal listeners.
Prepare to be captivated by Niels’ incredible Silk Road Mountain Race journey. From the rugged terrains to the cultural odyssey, this is a tale that will transport you to far-off lands, where endurance meets enlightenment.
So, sit back, relax, and join us on this exciting journey as we rekindle the magic of the Niel and Robbie podcast!
In this episode Robbie and I talk to Kerry and Ruth, better known as the Two Wheeled Travellers, about their recent trip to Tajikistan to ride the Pamir Highway. Tajikistan is remote environment with limited resupply and challenging conditions. Hearing them talk about it as if it were a Sunday trip to the coast was inspiring.
They’ve also put together a short film on the trip. You can check that out here – https://vimeo.com/638580505
Niel is back from probably his hardest race yet. Okay well definitely his hardest race yet. In this episode he talks about what it was like to race 2000km over some of the toughest terrain the UK has to offer in conditions that were more like the depths of a wet winter than a beautiful summer.
In other news the guys talk about:
Ana Orenz recovery after an horrific crash on the TransIberica. Find her go fund me page here
Ulrich’s stunning come back after a mechanical on the TransIberica
Talking of mechanicals, the guys talk about Angus’ disqualification on the easier off-road race up the UK on GBDuro
In this episode Niel talks about the upcoming Great British Divide race. What he’s expecting, what bike he’s riding, what kit he’s taking and generally what he’s excited about and what he’s scared about.