PodCrash | Talk Of Champions | With Philip Hindes & Callum Skinner

#27 Colin Sturgess | World Champion 🌈 to Rock Bottom and Recovery

September 28, 2019 Philip Hindes & Callum Skinner
PodCrash | Talk Of Champions | With Philip Hindes & Callum Skinner
#27 Colin Sturgess | World Champion 🌈 to Rock Bottom and Recovery
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PodCrash | Talk Of Champions | With Philip Hindes & Callum Skinner
#27 Colin Sturgess | World Champion 🌈 to Rock Bottom and Recovery
Sep 28, 2019
Philip Hindes & Callum Skinner


“I knew that it wasn’t going to be an easy journey to get to where I wanted to be - but you don’t expect a lot of the challenges that come further down the line.” - Colin Sturgess


Olympic cyclists Callum Skinner and Philip Hindes host another special episode live from the World Championships in Harrogate. 


In this episode, they settle into the PodCrash mobile recording studio-come-campervan with former World Championship cyclist Colin Sturgess. He talks about what the cycling world was like in the 80s and 90s and opens up about his difficult battle with Bipolar.


Born in Wakefield and having grown up in Johannesburg, Sturgess explains how he got into cycling at a young age, following in his parents’ footsteps.  Then, shortly after returning to the UK, he was selected for the GB squad, where he started making a name for himself in national and world championship races. We ask Sturgess what it was like to cycle in the 80s and 90s, from the doping scandals to the support surrounding mental health. 


Sturgess then opens up about his Bipolar diagnosis. Having struggled with his mental health for years, he talks about the impact it has had on his life, how he lost everything and tried to cope whilst training. 


In this frank discussion, Sturgess talks about his road to recovery, the highs and lows, and how he’s learned to look at things differently. Tune in for a great listen and find out what’s next for Sturgess…


Show us the love by subscribing, rating and reviewing PodCrash. You can also watch all of our cycling podcasts on our YouTube channel. We’re sponsored by Tempur Mattresses - listen to the show to receive a code for £100 off a new mattress. A special thank you also to La Marzocco for providing our coffee machine on the road and North Star Coffee for providing the beans!


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Get in touch at:

Philip Hindes

British Cycling

Stuart Street

Manchester

M11 4DQ

U.K.






Show Notes


“I knew that it wasn’t going to be an easy journey to get to where I wanted to be - but you don’t expect a lot of the challenges that come further down the line.” - Colin Sturgess


Olympic cyclists Callum Skinner and Philip Hindes host another special episode live from the World Championships in Harrogate. 


In this episode, they settle into the PodCrash mobile recording studio-come-campervan with former World Championship cyclist Colin Sturgess. He talks about what the cycling world was like in the 80s and 90s and opens up about his difficult battle with Bipolar.


Born in Wakefield and having grown up in Johannesburg, Sturgess explains how he got into cycling at a young age, following in his parents’ footsteps.  Then, shortly after returning to the UK, he was selected for the GB squad, where he started making a name for himself in national and world championship races. We ask Sturgess what it was like to cycle in the 80s and 90s, from the doping scandals to the support surrounding mental health. 


Sturgess then opens up about his Bipolar diagnosis. Having struggled with his mental health for years, he talks about the impact it has had on his life, how he lost everything and tried to cope whilst training. 


In this frank discussion, Sturgess talks about his road to recovery, the highs and lows, and how he’s learned to look at things differently. Tune in for a great listen and find out what’s next for Sturgess…


Show us the love by subscribing, rating and reviewing PodCrash. You can also watch all of our cycling podcasts on our YouTube channel. We’re sponsored by Tempur Mattresses - listen to the show to receive a code for £100 off a new mattress. A special thank you also to La Marzocco for providing our coffee machine on the road and North Star Coffee for providing the beans!


Follow us at:

@PodCrashPod on Twitter

@PodCrashPod on Instagram

@PodCrashPod on YouTube

@PodCrashPod on Facebook


Get in touch at:

Philip Hindes

British Cycling

Stuart Street

Manchester

M11 4DQ

U.K.