Potholes and Punctures

New from Cheshire Maverick CC – the everyman and woman of cycling podcasts. Whether you are old and grizzly, middle aged and flabby or young, shiny and full of enthusiasm this is a pod for you! From top tips on buying your first road bike to insights on fitness for Spring or fuelling for your first 100 and from mechanical mishaps and kit conundrums, there’s something for everyone. It’s not all about being the fastest of thinnest – this is simply your friendly companion in a world often difficult to navigate. Come with us as we enlist the experts to help us debunk the jargon and demystify the myths of the sport we love.*Music expertly performed and produced by Nick Cavill (while ‘working’ from home)**Ginger tea expertly provided by Jen***The term ‘Bike Cave’ is a Wai&Dan enterprise

Stage 10: Evil KOM Stealer Tom and The Return of Bicycle Bingo.

At a time when the pros should be doing what they get paid to do (race their bikes) they have taken to stomping around our local lanes stealing our hard earned and much coveted PBs and KOMs.One rider who has found rich pickings amongst the CMCC member's Strava segments is Tom Mazzone.Tom rides for Vitus Pro Cycling and moved to Macclesfield pre lockdown ready to race in Europe. Instead he found himself exploring the Peaks and local lanes of Cheshire.In this edition, Tom joins Dan and Wai to explain how, with no immediate races to train for, KOM hunting kept him motivated and reveals how you could win some brand new Schwalbe tyres courtesy of his sponsors. For more on this competition and more check out Tom's Instagram - @tommazzone https://www.instagram.com/tommazzone/?hl=en and his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/tommazzonecycling/

Stage 11: Bike fit and century fail

Something a little but different! Dan visits Pedal Precision for a bike fit before testing it out on Cyclists Fighting Cancer's 100 mile DIY sportive. The bike fit felt great...the 100 mile challenge wasn't quite so successful! Evie provides the commentary...kind of. For more info:https://pedalprecision.comhttps://www.cyclistsfc.org.ukhttps://www.facebook.com/event

Stage 6: A Beginner’s Guide to Bike Riding: Martin the Mechanic – The Lockdown Lowdown

Dan and Wai chat to Martin - VeloTech Cheshire's mechanical maestro in chief. Has lockdown meant you've bought a bike or dug your old steed from the shed? Is it - or are you - rusty, dusty and in need of some TLC?Fear not - from tyre pressure and punctures to cleats and cleaning, Martin shares his top-tips for newcomers to the sport and Dan and Wai offer their wisdom and share advise from other members of the Cheshire Maverick Cycling Club.There's also a new challenge - how long will it take Martin and his magic thumbs to change an inner tube? Think Top Gear's 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' but for flats!With thanks to Martin at http://www.velotechcheshire.co.uk/

Stage 7: Cyclists Fighting Cancer Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 14th May should have been the day of CFC's Sportive, the charity's biggest event and fundraiser of the year. It can't go ahead and thousands of potential pounds have been lost️. With over 100 bike applications for children living with cancer waiting to be fulfilled when the charity has the funds, your help is needed now more than ever! So why not go for a ride, make a donation and maybe get sponsored. Every penny you can spare will help us to get more kids pedalling.CFC's Richard Sailsbury tells Dan and Wai how CFC is coping with COVID19 and all about his plans to ride 101.8K (the length of the cancelled Sportive) this Bank Holiday Monday.You can share the route, sponsor him or do a ride yourself and get sponsored...either way listen in and find out more! For more info go here:https://www.cyclistsfc.org.uk/Or here: https://www.facebook.com/cyclistsfightingcancer/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDv8lUuGE-vMa3MKz2ejjrd7nAieCRATgkZ8nh8drF0Mr-H6UwJ9MABwR7elD6HyaZZka7aUvJHM5oY

Stage 8: The Baby Edition – new borns, lost KOMs and smoke sodden turbos.

A short, sharp edition to welcome two new Mavericks into the world and into the cycling family.

Stage 9: What a load of kit

The Apex Custom Clothing club kit window is open so Dan and Wai wax lyrical about chamois pads, sizing, gilets and headwear. Place your order here: https://apexcustomclothing.com/collections/cheshire-mavericks?page=1Delivery charge is £4.99 per member order or free if the order is over £100. Kit will all be delivered to Wai who will then distribute.