Podcast: The inside story of British cycling’s Golden Age, with Kenny Pryde

How did British cycling become so successful – and how much do the allegations of doping, sexism and bullying undermine its legacy?

In conversation, veteran cycling writer Kenny Pryde, who covered the sport in Britain long before its boom years, introduces his new investigative book on the project: ‘The Medal Factory: British Cycling and the Cost of Gold’.

Speaking to key players including Sir Dave Brailsford, Chris Boardman, Peter Keen, Shane Sutton, Fran Millar and Sir Chris Hoy, Pryde’s book explores how the project evolved from amateurish beginnings to become an all-conquering machine – and at what cost.

This interview, hosted by Duncan Steer, was recorded at Radio Days Events’ regular cycling book night at the Grand Central in Brighton, in February 2020. 

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