The British Continental

Drops - Le Col Special | Marjolein Van't Geloof and Alice Towers

February 26, 2021 Season 3 Episode 1
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Drops - Le Col Special | Marjolein Van't Geloof and Alice Towers
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Drops - Le Col Special | Marjolein Van't Geloof and Alice Towers
Feb 26, 2021 Season 3 Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of series 3 of The British Continental podcast! The juggle of homeschooling and childcare over the last few weeks has delayed our return to podcasting here at British Conti HQ but we are back at last.

In our first episode, we’re going to take you back in time a little to two interviews we recorded just before Christmas. A double bill, if you like, with Marjolein Van’t Geloof and Alice Towers who both ride for Bob Varney's newly titled Drops – Le Col supported by Tempur team.

 24-year-old Marjolein – also known as 'Mayo' or 'Marge' to her teammates - is a Dutch rider probably most at home in the crosswinds and cobbles of her native Netherlands and neighbouring Belgium. She tells us about her pathway into cycling, her family’s ice skating expertise, how she juggles her work as a physio with being a top-level cyclist, her time on the Lotto Soudal and Alé Cipollini teams and why she feels so at home at Drops.

 Alice, meanwhile, is a first-year senior rider, still only 18. She steps up from the Cero wheels – Cycle Division team but is already no stranger to UCI racing, having rubbed shoulders with some of the world's best riders last season at the La Périgord Ladies race when she was a stagiaire for the Spanish Eneicat -RBH Global team. She finished 32nd in that race. A very fine start to her UCI racing career. She tells us about her cycling career so far, her winter training in South Africa, and how her Dad snagged her the stagiaire contract using Google translate!

Finally, we've teamed up with luxury skincare brand Veloskin to offer you 10% off all orders made through their website. All you need to do is head to veloskin.cc and use the code TBC-10, which will give you a 10% discount on your first and future orders. And better still, every order made using the code will support The British Continental too.

Show sponsored by Continental Tyres

Support the show (https://thebritishcontinental.shop)

Show Notes

Welcome to the first episode of series 3 of The British Continental podcast! The juggle of homeschooling and childcare over the last few weeks has delayed our return to podcasting here at British Conti HQ but we are back at last.

In our first episode, we’re going to take you back in time a little to two interviews we recorded just before Christmas. A double bill, if you like, with Marjolein Van’t Geloof and Alice Towers who both ride for Bob Varney's newly titled Drops – Le Col supported by Tempur team.

 24-year-old Marjolein – also known as 'Mayo' or 'Marge' to her teammates - is a Dutch rider probably most at home in the crosswinds and cobbles of her native Netherlands and neighbouring Belgium. She tells us about her pathway into cycling, her family’s ice skating expertise, how she juggles her work as a physio with being a top-level cyclist, her time on the Lotto Soudal and Alé Cipollini teams and why she feels so at home at Drops.

 Alice, meanwhile, is a first-year senior rider, still only 18. She steps up from the Cero wheels – Cycle Division team but is already no stranger to UCI racing, having rubbed shoulders with some of the world's best riders last season at the La Périgord Ladies race when she was a stagiaire for the Spanish Eneicat -RBH Global team. She finished 32nd in that race. A very fine start to her UCI racing career. She tells us about her cycling career so far, her winter training in South Africa, and how her Dad snagged her the stagiaire contract using Google translate!

Finally, we've teamed up with luxury skincare brand Veloskin to offer you 10% off all orders made through their website. All you need to do is head to veloskin.cc and use the code TBC-10, which will give you a 10% discount on your first and future orders. And better still, every order made using the code will support The British Continental too.

Show sponsored by Continental Tyres

Support the show (https://thebritishcontinental.shop)