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What does it take to ride 100 miles out of the saddle? Plus what the team wants to see in 2022 on episode 14 of the Podcast

In the last pod before Christmas, we speak to Chad Tavernia about his crazy record-breaking saddleless century rides and look forward to 2022

It's time for episode 14 of the Podcast in association with Altura, and our last for 2021! Before we return in 2022, we've got an intriguing interview with the '100 miles out the saddle guy' Chad Tavernia, and we're rubbing our crystal balls to make some predictions for 2022. We also announce the winner of our 10k downloads competition, so listen and read on to find out if you won! 


Chad Tavernia No Saddle Cycle Jockey

Whenever Chad Tavernia pops up on, our stats suggest that people find his unusual no-saddle century rides pretty intriguing. 

The 41-year-old retired law enforcement officer from Malone in New York State first hit the headlines for doing an outdoor out the saddle century, and then for repeating the feat indoors on rollers last month after being questioned over the validity of the outdoor effort. Chad has also become a bit of a cult figure on the popular Zwift Riders Facebook group as of late, so George, Dan and our own in-house crazy cycling challenge aficionado Matt Page at down to find out how and why he does it. Perhaps Chad and Matt could could arrange a little head-to head for the new year? 

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As we're coming up to the end of the year, it’s only right we whip our crystal balls out, give them a rub and tell you what we want and what we’re predicting for 2022! From Highway Code hopes to groupset desires, personal ambitions and more, team members from, and eBikeTips all chip in with their ideas. 

Finally, to celebrate reaching 10k downloads we asked you who the record-breaking cyclist who appeared in episode 8 was... the answer was of course Josh Quigley, and the winner is John Floyd! Congratulations John, we'll be in touch to arrange delivery of a cosy Altura Merino Blend Neck Warmer, a t-shirt and some famous socks very soon. 

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Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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