Couch Talk 88 with Oli Broom, “Cycling to the Ashes”

Oli-BroomIn this episode, Englishman Oliver Broom talks about his odyssey of cycling to Brisbane, Australia from London to watch the 2010-11 Ashes. He talks about the planning, the struggle – physical and mental, the kindness of strangers, playing cricket in places cricket is unknown and all other experiences.

His journey is now out as a book: “Cycling to the Ashes” and is available on Amazon UK, Random House UK and also in India (Flipkart). Visit for more info on the journey, blog entries, and the book. You can read the excerpts here.

Oli is on Twitter as well: @Oli_Broom

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The podcast was first published on ESPN Cricinfo’s The Cordon.

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Intro Music: Aravind Murali and Jaishankar, mixed at ‘Music from The Place’

Guest: Oli Broom

Host: Subash Jayaraman

Episode transcribed by: Bharathram Pattabiraman

Picture Source: The Sun, UK

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