Listen to the Trail Towns Podcast

Paul & Dieter from Trail Towns TV
Paul & Dieter from Trail Towns TV

Trail Towns Podcast

The Trail Towns boys are back! We loved watching their antics on television, and we love listening to their banter on the new podcast. Over the course of 9 episodes, Vandy & Deetz discuss cycling in Australia, bike advice, and they interview key figures in the industry such as Olympian Anna Meares and Tour de France legend Cadel Evans. 
Here's the podcast synopsis from their SEN webpage:
Trail Towns is a one stop shop for cycle tourism. Find out where to ride, where to eat, where to stay and where to play in towns and regions across Australia. Trail Towns is dedicated to encouraging more families, couples and friends to take a bicycle holiday and support regional areas. Join our hosts, riding enthusiast, Dieter Kahsnitz, and MTB world champion, Paul van der Ploeg, as they road trip across Australia and discover hidden gems across the nation. From quaint towns to bustling cities, historic and cultural insights alongside tantalising food and drinks, and rail trails to action packed mountain biking. Trail Towns has everything you need to discover somewhere new to visit, right in your backyard!
Listen to all 9 episodes of the Trail Towns podcast below, or find the episodes on SEN or Spotify.
Paul and Dieter from Trail Towns TV

Episode 1

Episode One of Trail Towns, the first lifestyle cycling show in the world, with Dieter Kashnitz and Peter Van Der Ploeg. SBS Broadcaster Mike Tomalaris joined the boys to chat about his love of cycling. They were joined by Tiff Winchester to reminiscence about The Goldfields episode. They spoke to New Zealand Tourism Manager Andrew Waddell and Top Tech Tips with Jamo.

Episode 2

Big episode of Trail Towns with Paul Van Der Ploeg and Dieter Kahswitz including the big news that the team have their own merchandise. Former Olympic champion Anna Meares joined the boys to chat about her love for cycling and her career. Topic of the week was on E-Bikes and the boys chatted in detail about how big they've become. EP of The Project NZ Jon Bridges joined the boys to chat about his love of cycling including his book called easy rider. Jamo joined the boys for this weeks top tech tips and they chatted about the Canberra episode.

Episode 3

Trail Towns this week saw Vandy and Deets chat to one of Australia's greatest ever cyclists who won the Tour De France in Cadel Evans from Switzerland. Vandy spoke about active transport and the meaning behind it. Belinda Wilson and Paul Chase joined the boys to chat about the Bravery Trust charity and Jamo spoke about the top tech tip of the week.

Episode 4

Vandy and Deets with a big edition of Trail Towns this week. Vandy chatted about the trails in Mount Beauty which are good to ride. The boys caught up with Olympian Saya Sakakibara and ABC radio host Lisa Leong chatted about her love of E-Bikes.

Episode 5

This weeks edition of Trail Towns with Vandy and Deets saw the boys chat about Vandy returning to Melbourne to ride. The founder of world trail, which is one of the big world trail companies in the world Glen Jacobs spoke about some of the famous trails he has built including the one in Norway and the film he directed called Mudcows. They also spoke to Scott Saddler who is the boss of The National Arboretum. Jamo came back with this weeks top tech tip of the week.

Episode 6

Episode six of Trail Towns with Vandy and Deets. Troy De Haas manager of Cadel Evans joined the boys to chat about his love of riding and working closely in the F1 and working with Red Bull. The boys discussed the North Island in New Zealand. Boss of GIANT bikes Darren Rutherford OAM spoke about GIANT bikes in detail and his love of cycling. Jamo joined the boys for his top tech tip which was about breaks.

Episode 7

Vandy and Deets with a big edition of Trail Towns. The boys spoke about their week on the trails. Olympian Mountain Biker Bec McConnell joined the boys to chat about representing Australia and her love of mountain biking. The quadlock topic of the week, the boys chatted about buying a bike. Henry Van Asch is the co-founder of AJ Hackett Bungee and New Zealand downhill mountain biker champion. The boys spoke about the great Victorian rail trail episode of the series and Jamo with his top tech tip of the week which was making sure you get your orders in early for Christmas.

Episode 8

Big edition of Trail Towns this week with Vandy and Deets. Channel Seven reporter and cyclist for the Tour De Cure Mark Beretta joining the boys. Matt Harrington from Yarra Valley council gave the boys an update on the trails at Warburton. The Knowledge with the top three rail trails from Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Member for Mawson Leon Bignall joined the boys to chat about the region and the many bike trails available. Minister for Tourism for New South Wales Stuart Ayres joined the show to chat about the return of tourism to the state. Jamo with his top tech tip to end the show.

Episode 9

Vandy and Deets with their Christmas special show with a guest list worthy of a big final show. Former radio presenter and chief communications officer of Foodbank Matt Tilley spoke about the organisation and his love of cycling. The boys previewed season two of the show in New Zealand. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg joined the boys to chat about getting on the bike and if he keeps a bike in his office in Canberra. Jamo with a final top tech tip for 2021.

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