Talking about cycling is something that never gets boring. We’ve done that a lot in SBS’s Sydney studio over the years but it’s time for a change… 

For years we’ve been gathering in studio nine in the catacombs of the SBS headquarters in Sydney to talk about cycling. There have been a number of hosts and many contributors to the discussion. I’m grateful to have been asked to speak about a topic dear to my heart, cycling – and many associated themes; it has been an enjoyable experience.

But it’s time for what’s become known as the SBS/Zwift Podcast to move south…

Today we recorded our last podcast in studio nine. From next week onward, it will be hosted by Christophe Mallet in Melbourne.

I’d like to send a big thanks to Phil Gomes for initiating what has been a most popular inclusion of the vast range of media presented by SBS by way of its Cycling Central online platform. He has done an outstanding job with his contributions to cycling commentary and it has been a pleasure to work with him.

To Anthony Tan, Jamie Finch-Penninger – who were there for today’s session (and others over the last little while), thanks for your input. And for helping Phil to shut me up when I go long on a topic – as I’m prone to doing.

To the many others who have talked about cycling with me (and without me) thanks for spreading the word of what is surely the best sport in the world.

And, of course, to the many listeners who have tuned in: I hope you got something out of what we all had to say in Sydney.

On y va Christophe, it’s over to you for future broadcasts.


– By Rob Arnold


Click the SoundCloud file below to listen to today’s SBS/Zwift podcast.

Be sure to follow the Zwift/SBS Cycling Central podcast on SoundCloud and/or iTunes.

Towards the end of today’s session, I was asked to say a few words about Steve Wooldridge; I spoke… but wasn’t able to articulate all that’s on my mind about ‘Big Steve’.

There’s much more to be said about his legacy and I hope, in time, I’ll find the right words to express how I feel about him.

– Rob