A Classical Spring

Mat Hayman stuns the cycling world, and maybe even himself, by winning the 2016 Paris-Roubaix.

Here’s episode 9 of the Briztreadley podcast for 2017 … and it’s Spring Classics Time.

Your host Andrew Demack is joined by Euro cycling watcher Nicholas O’Donnell for a discussion of Paris-Roubaix, the Tour of Flanders, the Ardennes classics and more.

Find out what a Monument is! Get the Briztreadley scoop on Jay McCarthy’s future! Find out if Simon Gerrans is past it! All in this week’s Briztreadley podcast.


All patched up and somewhere to go!

This would look good on your messenger bag. Or backpack. Or motorcycle leathers. Or CYCLOCROSS BATTLEJACKET.

So this is Episode 8 for 2017, right about the time where I start to cash in on all this podcasting, with the sweet merchandising.

By giving away the exclusive Briztreadley patch! (Umm where was the monetisation again?)

We’ve got some good conversation with Jan Stevenson of Cycleway, plus Hayden Lester braved the heat of Toowoomba for the Oceania MTB Championships.

But if you want a patch, post in the comments on Facebook, tagging the person you want to introduce to the podcast for the very first time!


Andrew Demack




#TrackNats and mapping tracks

Jordan Kerby (Qld) going full gas on his way to winning the elite Mens 4000 metre pursuit final over legendary trackie Cameron Meyer. John Veage / Cycling Australia photo.

Hang onto your hats, it’s episode 7 for 2017 off the Briztreadley podcast, with your host Andrew Demack.

We get all excited about the 2017 Australian National Track Cycling Championship (#tracknats).

Lotsa details here: http://liveresults.cycling.org.au/2017/TrackNats/

And we’ve got a great interview with Mr Organised Grime himself, Mark Roberts, SEQ’s own mountain biking cartographer.

Check out www.organisedgrime.com.au.

Nationals Nationals Nationals

Carmen Weier has a lump of wood.

Here’s Andrew Demack with Episode 6 of Briztreadley for 2017, with all the details you need to know about the Track Nationals in Brisbane this weekend coming, and the Oceania MTB championships in Toowoomba a week later, and the Australian National MTB Champs in Canungra in two weeks!

Thanks Hayden Lester for co-hosting, and our interview subjects Bob Davis and Cameron Wright!

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!


Mike Blewitt and Jan Stevenson kick off 2017

The Briztreadley podcast is back for 2017!

Hosted by Andrew Demack. Co-hosts this week are mtb guru Mike Blewitt and cycle-touring’s Jan Stevenson.

Among the stuff we get into:

  • The 2017 road nationals in Bunninyong.
  • The first and second round of the MTB cross-country national series. Massive win to AB!
  • Touring the Loire Valley, or the Tasmanian Trail, or the new trails at Cape Pallarenda near Townsville.
  • Just generally riding our bikes and having fun.

Mike B riding the new trails at Cape Pallarenda (from the Marathon MTB Insta)

Mike B riding the new trails at Cape Pallarenda (from the Marathon MTB Insta)



A world-class venue named after a “class act”

Anna Meares cruises around "her" new velodrome, soaking up the applause of those present.

Anna Meares cruises around “her” new velodrome, soaking up the applause of those present.

Episode 24 of the podcast is a quick report from opening of the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane last weekend, Saturday 12th November 2016.

Featured voices in this episode: the Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, the Minister for the 2018 Comm Games, Sterling Hinchliffe, chairperson of the organising committe, Peter Beattie, and Anna Meares herself.