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Time in the Saddle is a podcast series hosted by avid cyclist and radio veteran, Ryan O’Connor focusing on all things exciting in the world of cycling. In the fifth episode of season two, Ryan and Jason Lind talk about Cape Town Cycle Tour, hand signals when training in a big group and, bike checks ahead of the race.

With only a few weeks to go to the Cape Town Cycle Challenge, Ryan and Jason talk about best practices when training in big groups and the best time to make sure that your cycling equipment are in a good condition.

There's these various hand signals that you kind of got to be sure you know when you're out in a big group.

Ryan O'Connor – Kfm 94.5 radio presenter

People do tend to leave it to like 10 days... and then, cycling shops end up with this backlog of bicycles when there's this last second rush and frenzy to make sure bicycles are okay.

Ryan O'Connor – Kfm 94.5 radio presenter

People start tapering in the last two weeks, so they're riding a bit less – maybe they can afford to be without their bikes in that period.

Jason Lind – Olympic Cycles

We always just try and make sure that people have a few days to actually get back on their bike and test it.

Jason Lind – Olympic Cycles

(Cape Town Cycle Tour)

Ryan recommends that cyclists make sure that they get their bikes checked. He says "make sure you don't leave it with one week to go, in case of faulty equipment."

In the next few episodes, Ryan and Jason will speak to specialists about eating programs ahead of the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Listen to Ryan O’Connor in conversation with his good friend and cyclist, Jason Lind as they discuss all things cycling in the fifth episode of the second season of Time in the Saddle.

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