Rouleur conversations podcast: Lachlan Morton and Kitty Pemberton-Platt

Some questioned Lachlan Morton’s sanity when he announced he’d be riding the entire Tour de France route ahead of the race, including transfers, making some 5,500km in all, but witnessing the chaos of the opening stages in Brittany, his ambitious plan appears the less stressful option.

The relaxed Australian mile-muncher is riding totally unsupported, raising funds for World Bicycle Relief, and you can follow his progress at ‘The Alt Tour’ – and even join him for a few happy kilometres around France. Is he confident of making it to Paris before the peloton? "When I agreed to do it, I didn't realise how much longer it was, to be honest!” There’s only one Lachy...

As host Ian Parkinson says in this edition, we talk about food on the podcast almost as much as cycling. It’s a subject close to our hearts. And our stomachs. Eat, Bike, Cook, a new book by Kitty Pemberton-Platt and Fi Buchanan, mixes tasty nutritious recipes with personal food stories from top women racers, such as Tiffany Cromwell, Hannah Barnes and Lizzy Banks. But it’s a book for everyone, Kitty stresses – not just the elite athlete. Rouleur approved.  

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