Podcast 10   Hargroves Cycles Birthday Bash and Ex Swindon Cyclist Ian Lawrence 

in this edition Lew talks to Mark Sealey of Hargroves cycles about their Birthday Bash on 27th Sept, in which roller racing (see old pic) gives you the opportunity to sprint 250 metres without leaving the shop, and to celebrate 8 years of Hargroves in Swindon.  He then meets an ex Swindon Cyclist who works on the Tour Of Britain every year and learns something about one of the other Swindon 105.5 presenters






Podcast 9   Paul Ashman Cycling and the Recycles Road Cycling Club

In this edition Lew Lawton takes a bike ride into Swindon Town Centre to the Salvation Army’s Recycles shop to meet Paul Ashman who amongst other things helps children in local schools to learn about cycling and he is secretary of the shop’s very own cycling club which welcomes beginner cyclists as members.  While you are reading this a mention that Hargroves cycles will be having a bit of bash on 28th Sept at 6pm to celebrate their 8th year in Swindon, more in next weeks podcast   www.hargrovescycles.co.uk/storelocator/swindon/swindon/

In future podcasts we will hear from Mark Sealey at Hargroves and from a Swindonian from Park North , who now lives in spain working asa cycle guide but comes back every year to work on the Tour of Britain (nice work if you can get it!!).  We will also hear from Jen Purcell about British Cyclings initiatives to help get more ladies out on bikes


Podcast 8   featuring Geraint Thomas and Conner Swift

Lots to listen to; The Cycle Show at the NEC in Birmingham in September, Two cycling greats who are competing in the Tour of Briatin, Getting into track cycling and news of a Bike Maint Course that Lew Lawton is running in October.

Podcast 7  Swindon’s Youngest Cycling Club

A couple of editions ago we heard from the Wheelers, Swindon’s oldest cycling club.  This week, Stephen Jordan tells us about his introduction to cycling and how this spawned the launch of Swindon’s newest Cycling Club.   Note that the Espresso refers to the coffee not the speed that this group cycle at.  Find out more about the club by searching for Darkroom Espresso Cycling Club on facebook.  The interview was recorded in the Darkroom Espresso Coffee shop on Faringdon road (where else?) so please excuse the back ground noise!!!.  This is an extended version of the Swindon105.5 due for broadcast on 31st Aug 2018.


Podcast 6.  One lady’s story. due for broadcast 24 Aug 2108  Tracey Middleton came back to cycling after a 40 year break.   Her’s is an inspirational story.  She has gone from being a timid bike rider capable of riding a few miles to a competent cyclist who has recently done 100 miles in a day, climbed an iconic col from the Tour de France and  now regularly competes in 10 mile time trials.   Lew first met her about 5 years ago and caught with her over a cuppa recently.

Tracey at summit of Alpe D’huez  in July 18,  The day before Geraint Thomas got there


Tracey on a time trial on Ermin Street, Latton in Aug 2108  .  Photo reproduced courtesy of  tedparrottphotography.co.uk/



Podcast 5   Thinking of buying a new Bike?  Lew Lawton visits Swindon’s oldest bike shop and finds out what to consider when buying a new bike.


Podcast 4  The opening of the BMX Track at Wroughton For more information on the track at Wroughton go to bmxwroughton.wordpress.com

Please remember that when using the track, both brakes must be working, be courteous to other users, wear a helmet and gloves are recommended.


Podcast 3 Checking Your Bike   All Ability Cycling

The third podcast due for broadcast on Swindon 105.5 during week commencing 22 July looks at cycling events this coming week end and covers checking your bike to make sure that it is safe and we meet people involved with cycling for health and for people with disabilities in Swindon.   Below you will find the Mobile Cycle Medic guide to checking your bike.

M Check rec by MCM JUly 18 for cycling podcast


Podcast 2 Cleaning Your Bike and Joining a Club due for broadcast 20 July 2018

The second podcast explains why and how to clean your bike and Lew goes on a ride with the Swindon Wheelers

Podcast 1 Cycling in Swindon and The Swindon Cycle Fest

Lew Lawton may have stopped running the Mobile Cycle Medic business but he is still very involved with Swindon Cycling.  He is just about to start a new mini programme about cycling on Swindon 105.5  www.swindon1055.com.  In his first broadcast, due on Fri 13th July 2018,  he talks to the Swindon Cycle Campaign and to the organiser’s of this year’s Swindon Cycle Fest