Lian Van Leeuwen – Migration Gravel Race & Team AMANI

The amazing Lian Van Leeuwen is my guest today. Lian is the founder of Shift Cycling Culture, an adventurous cyclist and cycling photographer, based in Rotterdam. Lian photographed and blogged at almost all the relevant fixed gear and self support bikepacking races like The Red Hook Crit, The Transcontinental Race, The Atlas Mountain Race and The Silk Road Mountain Race. In June she will be covering the inaugural Migration Gravel Race. Most of these races and events have been featured in this podcast, so I‘m very happy that we can ad yet another perspective through Lian‘s lense. Literally.

We also talk about an important question: How can the cycling culture be shifted? Lian tells us about the Team AMANI initiative, that is aimed at trying to move the dial on inclusivity in the sport by creating race opportunities for East African riders. And of course Lian explains why she founded „Shift Cycling Culture“ and shares her new project: Cracked Earth Film with us. You can support it here!

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The Migration Gravel Race

The Transcontinental Race

Atlas Mountain Race

Red Hook Crit

Shift Cycling Culture

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„In Transit“ Blog

Book: „How are we going to explain this?


Cover: Jelle Mul
Music: Greg Le Bird

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