The Creative Cyclist Podcast

19 Episodes

By: The Creative Cyclist

Welcome to The Creative Cyclist Podcast.A podcast that follows along Le Coffee Ride journey sitting together with creative cyclists, riders who make a living or express themselves in an original way, doing their thing in the cycling world.From entrepreneurs, brand owners, ambassadors, world travelers, photographers, friends and many others we very excited to share their experiences and road path with you and sincerely wish it will bring you inspiration or simply nice lay back listening time.Follow the podcast on Instagram @the_creative_cyclist_podcast

Simon Mottram Rapha
Last Tuesday at 4:00 PM

Welcome to episode 19 !

We sit together with Simon Mottram CEO and Founder of the iconic cycling brand Rapha!
Simon is a determinate entrepreneur who founded Rapha in 2004 bringing a new approach to the cycling fashion industry, celebrating the sport with minimalistic styles at that time while promoting the culture through extraordinary content.
The brand sponsored team Sky from 2013 wining the Tour de France with Chris Froome before supporting the Education First team nowadays. 

Besides making great products and content the brand also opened club houses in major cities around the world . 

Cyril C around the world

Welcome to season 2, episode 18 !

We sit together with Dutch cyclist Cyril Chermin @serialcee, a creative soul who combines his work as a freelance copyrighter with his passion for bike traveling while writing cycling related content for brands such as Shimano and Brooks but also for the well known Dutch cycling blog called ‘ Racefietsblog to name a few.

We touch base on his experience in cycling, especially about bike packing for months riding from Amsterdam to Tokyo, how to prepare, how to stay safe camping in the middle of nowhere, how he organize his work in co...

Spencer Canon & Ritte

Welcome to season 2, episode 17 of The Creative Cyclist Podcast brought to you by Le Coffee Ride ! 

In this new episode we sit together with Spencer Canon, the founder of the Californian bicycle brand Ritte, also known in the past as Ritte Van Vlaanderen.
We talk about the foundation of the Ritte Brand, what made it different, why it has caught the attention in the market, the process of sourcing the first carbon frame and much more.

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Heinrich Haussler

In this new episode we sit together with Heinrich Haussler, Australian Pro Rider for the Bahrain Victorious World Tour team. 

Heino as he is called is a 36 year old true professional and one of the biggest talents on the bike, making a name for himself finishing second in Milan Sanremo behind Mark Cavendish and 2nd during the 2009 tour of Flanders. Later that year he wins the 13th stage of the Tour de France arriving solo in Colmar. 
Australian National champion in 2015 he is currently preparing his 2021 campain riding Cyclo Cross in Belgium.


The BroomWagon Podcast

In this new episode we sit together with Stefano also known as @calamarocc host of the BroomWagon cycling podcast.

Stefano is an Italian passionate rider who currently lives in Zurich Zwitserland and has started in 2017 making over 150 episodes in three years talking with many riders about all sorts of projects around bicycles.

In this episode we talk about the BroomWagon podcast, some of his favorite episodes, why he started, gravel riding in general and much more,
 This podcast is part of Le Coffee Ride, a...

Rocket Espresso

In this new episode we sit together with Andrew Meo, co-founder of Rocket Espresso

Andrew founded the company together with is Italian partner Daniele back in 2007 after traveling from New Zeeland to Italy.
 Passionate cyclist himself and obsessed with perfection they created a unique coffee machine brand with a very strong connection with cycling and the pro peloton. 
 In this episode we talk about how he got into the coffee scene, 
 what made him move from New Zealand to Italy,
 How and when the brand...

Sanne Hitipeuw

In this new episode we sit together with Sanne Hitipeuw
a Dutch adventure seequer who has experienced in the last couple of years amazing trips challenging herself into the extreme. 
Doing so she has documented her stories on social media which got picked up by several brands and media outlets. 
In this episode we talk about her background, 
how she combines her traveling with her job as a layer based in Amsterdam, 
how her connection came to life with A brands such as Specialized and...

George Hincapie

In this new episode we sit together with former American Pro rider George Hincapie, George is a world class rider who made a name for himself by being one of the main figures each year during the spring classics as well as being alongside  Lance Armstrong as one of his main team mates during their seven Tour victories. 
 In this episode we talk about George his background, his apparel company, his hotel domestique located in south Carolina, his friendship with Lance Armstong, the trek bikes from the US Postal squad, The Move Podcast...

Standert Bicycles

In this new episode we sit together with brand founder Max and head of marketing Benedict of the very cool bicycle brand Standert based in Berlin.

We talk about,
How the brand came to life,
why choosing for alloy and steel,
Their marketing and distribution strategy,
Who their customers are and why they chose for Standert
Max his worklife balance and much more !

If you want to support us, this podcast is part of Le Coffee Ride
where beside having a hotel & café in the Belgian Ardennes we d...

Mitch Docker - Life in the peloton

For our 10th episode we get to chat with Australian Pro Rider Mitch Docker,
a confirmed pro cyclist and partly known for his retro looks on and off the bike and his Cycling Podcast ' Life in the Peloton ' where he talks with pro riders about their day to day lives in the sport.

In this episode we get to know Mitch and talk about his life moving to Europe, 
 his indoor racing on Zwift, 
 the Education First team and their Alternative Racing Calendar,

Sean Sako

Delving into the day to day life of creatives, we are very excited to share their experience and road path with you and hope it will bring you any value or just some nice listening time.

In episode # 9 we get to meet a well-known Character from Social Media Mr. Sean Sakinofsky better known as Sean Sako.

I got in contact with Sean last year while working for Look Bikes for which he is one of their main ambassadors. 

In this episode we talk about how riding is like...

Sofiane Sehili

We get to meet Sofiane Sehili.
One if not the best ultra-endurance bike rider of the moment, 
he can be called a world traveler, he won the Inca Devide what is called the hardest bike race in the world held in Peru, 
he also won the Atlas Mountain race this spring in Morocco.

We talk about who Sofiane is,
his back ground and lifestyle living in Paris, 
what ultra endurance bike racing scene is like, 
his victory at the Atlas Mountain race, 
the participation of...


A chat with Martijn van Strien,

Martijn is a 31 years old creative filmmaker and passionate cyclist from the Netherlands.
He is mostly known from his Youtube chanel Fernwee where he has been documenting his journey as a rider making vlogs and short films.
Starting on a father and son bike trip, sharing is progress in crit races and crazy bike trips with his friends he managed to get connected with a lot of brands and doing so moved a few years later to a full time position making a living around...

Lawrence Naesen

A chat with Lawrence Naesen

A 27 year old Belgian World Tour Pro cyclist riding for the French Team AG2R La Mondiale.

Lawrence also called “ Law  “ started racing later than most riders at the age of 20.
Two year later in 2015 he started to compete on a pro level riding for Belgian continental teams before signing his first World Tour contract for Lotto Soudal in 2018.

This year he joined his older brother Oliver Naesen entering his 3rd season on the World Tour level.

In this episode we talk abou...

Destination Everywhere

In this episode during unusual times for all of us we sit together from a distance with Steven Hendrikx also known as Mr Hardennes and since this spring as Mr. Destination Everywhere working for the Danish cycling apparel brand Pas Normal Studios.

Steven who is 40 years old is a real purist, somebody who has been riding over 25.000 km each year in some of the most beautiful places just for the love of riding his bike, while doing so sharing it on Instagram and Strava he has been a true ambassador for the Belgian Ardennes region also called...

Mur Coffee and Cycling

In this episode we talk with Ed and Bernard, owners of Mur Coffee and Cycling , a Belgian speciality coffee cycling café located at Le Mur de Huy known from the Belgian spring classic La Flèche Wallonne. 

We talk about their business, their trip in Calpe, the Martini Ciclismo Cycling Club, what the belgian cycling culture is about, the Ardennes spring classics and much more !

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Phil Deeker and the mountains

In our second episode we sit togeter just after new year with Phil Deeker founder and owner of the Cent Cols Challenge.
Probably one of the most challenging travel programs out there !
After lighting a fire and making some Ethiopia coffee @le_coffee_ride we talked about what it is with Phil and mountains, how The Cent Cols Challenge came to life, his close relation and collaboration with @rapha during the early days of the brand, why the Ardennes are so special and much more !

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In our very first episode we sit together with a good friend @anthony_lafourte 27 year old regional passionate cyclist working as a professional massage therapist, also known as #soigneur for the past 7 years.
He has been looking after big names such as @philippegilbertofficial @gregvanavermaet and @richie_porte working at #BMC and going into is second year @treksegafredo Team with current world champion @pedersen_mads @baukemollema @jasperstuyven and @vincenzonibali to name a few.
From a Belgian junior kermes rider to getting a sport as a soigneur on two of the biggest teams in pro cycling is quite an...