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Pedaling Podcast

23 EpisodesProduced by John PearsWebsite

John decided to take on a 20,000km bikepacking from Auckland to London and en route he plans to talk with cycling industry, enthusiasts, athletes and other unique stories along the way. Follow along the journey as he crosses New Zealand, Australia, Asia, India and into Europe.

23 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Kickstarting Quad Lock with Rob Ward

October 2nd, 2019


Join me as I talked to Rob Ward from Quad Lock about life starting a product that is now shipping around the world and firmly established within the cycling market. How did he grow this product from just a kickstarter … with Editor Grace Lambert-Smith

August 28th, 2019


Grace, from, talks with me about the ultra racing scene, it’s growth, the difference between bikepacking and touring and the furore …

Hayden tackles Silk Road Mountain Race

August 13th, 2019


On my visit to Melbourne I met up with Hayden, Brand Manager at The Pedla, to talk about this huge bikepacking race he is about to compete in. He shares all his insights before going into a race that needs preparation …

Attaquer: Stevan & Greg talk apparel

August 7th, 2019


When you’re next riding your bike, take a look at the kit everyone is wearing? You’ll soon see its mostly safe styles. People like to play it safe when deciding what to wear, but Greg and Stevan set out to start …

Trans Alba with Rupert and Caven

July 28th, 2019


Rupert and Caven took on the Trans Alba, a 1000 mile self-supported bicycle race through Scotland. With this being their first time out racing in a bikepacking event, the pair share all their experiences from waking up …

Sydney to Canberra - Day 1 - 3 Bikepacking

July 17th, 2019


When I started the trip from Sydney, I set out with an open mind as to what I should expect. WIth that, I also put together a series of audio to …

BigBikeTripNZ: Bali to London

July 8th, 2019


Freddy, Arthur and Sean share their big bike trip taking them from Bali all the way to London.

With a mission to raise money for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand they set a target of $1 per kilometre, which is over …

Sami Sauri - Stories Through a Viewfinder

May 28th, 2019


When I first decided to take on this trip, cycling all the way home, I wanted to find a way to showcase the trip, to create memories and inspire other people to do the same thing.

As part of the creative side of the …

Sydney: Time to Ride feat: Of Mountains of Men

May 11th, 2019


The first step was arriving in Sydney, still not 100% ready, I share my insights and experience so far in Australia as I finalise all the pieces for my bikepacking trip all the way back to the UK.

I also chat with my …

Cycling the World - World Spokes People

April 24th, 2019


A couple of kiwis with their UK visas coming to an end, decided to get home the long way. 

Anneke and Tane share their story with me from the beginning. Listen to their journey that started out in a London pub when the …

The Length of Sweden: Erik Nohlin

March 25th, 2019


In a few months I'm starting the journey of New Zealand (Tour Aotearoa), not only covering the distance in 30-40 days, but sharing the story on my journey. But what exactly do I want to share? How will the journey shape …

Bicycle Junction: Bikes for Transport

March 17th, 2019


Back when I was in Wellington, I had no intention of talking with Dan at Bicycle Junction, mostly because I didn't know much about him and the shop. After a few days cycling around, seeing the shop, their social media …

Kennett Brothers - NZ's Cycling Pioneers

March 9th, 2019


Passing through Wellington, New Zealand, I stopped by to meet-up and talk with the Kennett Brothers. You've probably heard of them if you'd done a little cycling research in this country, but I knew little about how …

Wheelworks: The Dark Art of Building Wheels

February 9th, 2019


New Zealand's artisan wheel builders invited me into their Wellington hub to talk about the dark arts of building great wheels, every time.

If you're like me and you don't know the difference between a basic wheel, a …

Wyn Masters - Gold Mines to Wheelie Wednesdays

January 31st, 2019


Absolute kiwi legend sits down with me in his mums back yard to share his journey from riding ponies as a kid, working in the gold mines of Australia …

The Big Trip Explained

January 28th, 2019


Sharing where I am currently at with my big bike trip back home. Covering off all things such as the route I’ll be riding, how I am budgetting, the equipment I’m planning to use and the bike I’ll be riding home. If …

Haimona Ngata: Beer, BMX & Burgers

January 23rd, 2019


It's hard to pigeon hole Haimona as anything other than pretty original. In his thoughts, ideas, career and opportunities he's created, he's a little …

Building a Performance Bike Brand: Chapter 2 with Mike Pryde

January 9th, 2019


Ever wondered what it takes to build your own bike brand? Mike Pryde takes us through what it takes to sketch an idea on paper, get the moulds …

Grit Coaching in Auckland, Logan Mort

November 7th, 2018


Logan is a young coach that is driven by his own experiences to help others succeed in coaching.

It’s a unique perspective that has helped him discover what really motives himself to help others be the best they can, but …

Pedal Press: Liam Friary

November 2nd, 2018


In this episode I get talking with Liam Friary, the owner of Pedal Press in New Zealand. Publishing two magazines, Cycling Journal and NZ Mountain Biker, Liams story is one of opportunity and determination. Explaining …

Success is Knowing Your Market: Allister Worrall

October 16th, 2018


I get talking with Allister Worrall who operates the family business, Worralls. With over 100 years in the distribution business.

So what exactly is it like leading a premium distribution business like Worralls? How do …

Bike Auckland: Barbara Cuthbert

October 10th, 2018


Barbara discusses all things cycling in her crusade for improving the streets for riding bikes and getting more of us out on two wheels.

But what exactly does a non-profit voice for cycling do? How much difference are …

Introduction to the Show

October 1st, 2018


A brief update of what I'm planning so I can bring you the show by cycling from one end of the world to the other.

Follow show notes and updates of my …

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