1. 09:00 - 12:00 Tracey Lange
  2. 12:00 - 15:00 Ryan O'Connor

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 seventy-ninth episode, Ryan, Chris Willemse Jnr and Jason Lind are joined by Hanlie Booyens.

Kicking off the conversation, Ryan O'Connor, Chris Willemse Jnr and Jason Lind talk about Wine2Whales, women's cycling and upcoming events on the cycling calendar.

If there's one thing I want to say about Wine2Whales, it's what they have done for women's racing this year...

Hanlie Booyens – professional cyclist

They used the first race, which is normally the adventure as the ladies race... we had a ten minute gap which meant we had, for the first time ever, an open ride.

Hanlie Booyens – professional cyclist

There's more in this country that we have to go and discover... it's stunning out there, the roads are quiet... it's really good riding.

Hanlie Booyens – professional cyclist

For December, we're planning to do the Cross Cape which is that route that they've now opened up between Stellenbosch and Plettenberg Bay... So, we're gonna get on our gravel bikes and ride to Plett just after Christmas.

Hanlie Booyens – professional cyclist

So, there you can kill the festive 500 and the trip, all-in-one.

Jason Lind – Olympic Cycles

Talking about the Strava's Festive 500, Ryan explains that entails a challenging ride of 500 kilometres between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Riders are encouraged to share interesting stories and creative documentation of each ride using #festive500 to stand a chance of winning awesome prizes.

Chris and I were saying it's impossible. We'll get that from January to December... we'll split it over 12 months.

Ryan O'Connor – Kfm 94.5 radio presenter

Ending off the discussion, the trio discuss their cycling plans for the weekend and, upcoming weekend events.

Listen to Ryan O’Connor in conversation with his good friends and cyclists, Chris Willemse Jnr and Jason Lind as they discuss all things cycling in the seventy-ninth episode of Time in the Saddle.

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