Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Richard Cunningham – A Lifetime In Mountain Biking

April 07, 2020

Ever wondered what mountain biking was like at the start? Well this week I’m joined by Richard Cunningham, who has been at the forefront of mountain biking in one way or another since it started. We follow his journey from cyclist, to mountain biker, to bike designer and builder, through journalism in print media and ultimately online with Pinkbike. Richard is a natural storyteller, and it was great to hear about him being a self-taught pilot, how he’s seen mountain biking progress, his approach to making big career moves, and plenty more, so hit play below and give it a listen.

This month the podcast is supported by CushCore. I’ve been riding CushCore for over a year now and I love the changes it makes to the way my bike rides. It’s more damped, carries momentum better through the rough stuff, and has more support in the turns. CushCore really does help you go bigger, corner harder and ride faster with total confidence! Check out their products at You can find our previous episode with CushCore founder and inventor Adam Krefting here.

To be in with the chance of winning a set of CushCore of your choice, all you need to do is help me out by filling out the 2020 listener survey at before the end of April.

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