Baby, it’s cold outside: Troy Szczurkowski calls in from Anchorage

Here’s Episode 5 for 2017 of the Briztreadley podcast, hosted by Andrew Demack.

Sholto Douglas (RIP) (right), with his best friend Eric Bettens. Sholto Douglas photo.

In this episode:

  • A brief tribute to friend of the show and Bicycle Queensland stalwart Sholto Douglas, who died in late January.
  • An interview with Troy Szczurkowski before he sets off on the 2017 Iditarod Trail Invitational.



Gillian Duncan, grandmother of trail care in SEQ

Gillian Duncan with the fifth edition of ‘Where To MTB in South East Queensland.’

Here is episode 4 for 2017 of the Briztreadley podcast, featuring Gillian Duncan.

Also in this episode, Hayden Lester brings us up to speed with the latest from the National cross-country series, this time from Armidale in NSW.


Win a lump of wood, with Cathy Peel

Episode 3 of the Briztreadley podcast for 2017 … and it features

  • Co-host Cathy Peel with an update on her new role within the Commonwealth Games
  • Coverage of the Wild West XC and Samford cyclocross races, including interviews with Jared Graves, Declan Kilkenny and Been Albany
  • An in-depth look at media coverage of the recent Santos Womens Tour, with our Adelaide correspondent Jordana Blackman.

And if you know who Anna Meares’ newest best friend is, be the first to comment on the Facebook post and one of these souvenirs from the opening of her eponymous velodrome will be yours*.

Souvenir from the opening of the Anna Meares Velodrome … it could be yours!

Cyclocross all over, and road racing in Adelaide

Hi team!

Here is episode 2 for 2017 of the Briztreadley podcast.

Joining host Andrew Demack in the studio this week is Hayden Lester.

Among the stories we cover:

  • Dan McConnell and the battle to be a sponsored rider in the UCI XC World Cup
  • Cyclocross in Japan, Hungary, Belgium, and Samford.
  • The Santos Womens Tour
  • The Tour Down Under
  • and so much more! Well, not much more really. That was about it.

C grade is underway in Budapest cyclocross!


Any old road is fine for touring, riding and having fun

Testing the Cannondale Slate on the fire roads of the Glasshouse Mountains on a Neil  Ennis adventure ride. My buddy Emma is keeping an eye on me in the background.

Testing the Cannondale Slate on the fire roads of the Glasshouse Mountains on a Neil Ennis adventure ride. My buddy Emma is keeping an eye on me in the background.

And here is Episode 23 for 2016 of the Briztreadley podcast.

In the show this week:

  • Andrew Demack interviews Alee Denham, who runs a wonderful website called
  • Hayden Lester chats with the winner of the SEQ downhill series.
  • And Andrew reviews the Cannondale Slate.

Get into it!


Newsy news special: Bikeways opened! Cycle Qld 2017 announced! Parking Day parked!

Martin's design for Bicycle Queensland's 12.8 metre challenge. More streets like this please!

Martin’s design for Bicycle Queensland’s 12.8 metre challenge. More streets like this please!

Here is Briztreadley episode 21 for this year (2016).

And it’s all news, all the time this week:

  • Cycle Queensland 2016 is in the past, and we’re looking forward to 2017. Where’s it going?
  • Two bikeways opening this week … North Brisbane Bikeway Stage 1, and Moreton Bay Rail Link cycleway! More people cycling on bikeways more often!
  • And Brisbane City Council’s Parking Day 2016 … we took part.

And one last thing: Are you our new road racing contributor, covering mens and womens Queensland Road Teams Series races? Get in touch if that sounds like fun to you.

Riding and racing in an SEQ winter

It’s a nice time of year for riding. So that’s what I’ve been doing …

Riding the border track near Stanthorpe

Riding the border track near Stanthorpe

But enough about me … what’s in the podcast?

  • Brendan Johnston talks about his ride at the Bayview Blast
  • Chris Jongewaard blitzes his rivals at the National Cyclocross Series rounds in SEQ
  • Rebecca Locke and Naomi Williams fill us in on their secret team tactics talks.

Thanks to Hayden Lester for his on-going efforts with getting the interviews!

From Wooroolin to Wisconsin, wherever the trail takes us

Sarah Hammond from Melbourne, smashing the 2016 Trans Am bike race.

Sarah Hammond from Melbourne, smashing the 2016 Trans Am bike race.

And here is Episode 15 of the Briztreadley pod for 2016,  hosted by Andrew Demack:

  • Sarah Hammond from Melbourne is doing an amazing ride in the Trans Am bike race. We talk with last year’s Trans Am winner Jesse Carlson about what’s going on.
  • Andrew pops up to Kingaroy to get a sneak peek at the Kingaroy to Murgon section of the new Kingaroy to Kilkivan Rail Trail, to be opened later this year.
  • Hayden Lester interviews an intrepid overseas bike tourist, with cool stories of touring around Mt Fuji and all over Japan. And the intrepid tourist? His brother Joe.

Listen, enjoy, and share it with your friends! I’m going to try something over this weekend (Ootober long weekend), so hopefully nothing too weird happens!



Human Power and an Inhuman Bike Race

This week on Briztreadley, episode 6 for 2016 …

Andrew Demack and Chris Welsh have stories of unusual bikes in unusual places.

We start with Hayden Lester’s reports from the weekend’s downhill enduro action at Hennessy Hill. Then we move on to discover the world of high school human-powered vehicle racing, with Paul Hand from Aquinas College on the Gold Coast.

And finally we chat to Troy Szczurkowski, just days before he departed for the 1000-mile Iditarod race across Alaska. That’s some next-level commitment to your bike sports.


Brodie Chapman: finding flow on the road bike too


Brodie Chapman, in her first year as a road racer, was one of five women to enter this year’s 228km Grafton to Inverell road race. As well as being the first woman to finish, Brodie finished 8th in the C grade race, and was 2nd in the KOM sprint at the top of Gibraltar Range.

Brodie joins regular hosts Andrew Demack and Jordana Blackman for a chat about how riding bikes is awesome.

Also in this edition

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Thanks as always to Eleanor Jackson for our voiceovers, and Alan Brown and Bluetrain for our theme music, ‘Double Flat White’.