Two retired famous sportsmen launch new motorbike podcast

Team GB hero Iwan Thomas and ex-Premier League footballer David Prutton are to front a new motorbike podcast, Full Chat.

Former athlete Iwan Thomas, the British men’s 400m record holder for 25 years, and ex-Premier League footballer David Prutton’s new show will feature celebrity guests, with the first being chef and TV personality Paul Ainsworth.

It’s the latest chapter in the co-hosts’ successful media careers which has seen them partner with Bikesure, the UK’s largest specialist motorbike insurer.

Team GB hero Thomas said: “I really can’t wait for this podcast to start so we can talk about all things bikes with like-minded people all sharing the same passion.

“Every week we find out why motorbiking is so important to our wonderful guests. For me, the best thing about biking is simply the freedom you feel when out on the open road. It’s been part of my life for as long as I remember and hopefully always will be.”

The 1998 European and Commonwealth Games champion won a famous Olympic silver medal in the 4x400m relay at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Since hanging his spikes up he has been able to reignite his passion for two wheels having whet his appetite as a teenager on a 50cc scrambler.

Prutton, who lists Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Leeds United among his former clubs, is now an English Football League pundit and presenter on Sky Sports. Like Thomas, his love of bikes has accelerated since he stopped being a professional sportsman.

“Firstly, I’m looking forward to getting to know Iwan even better,” ‘Prutts’ said. “The mash-up of so many different backgrounds of all our lovely guests with the common love of biking is great too. For motorbike lovers there’ll be many things that ring bells, lots of common ground and knowing nods listening to each guest’s personal take on motorcycling.

“My favourite thing about riding is being off my phone, in my thoughts and concentrating on nothing else.”

The pair linked up at Motorcycle Live in November to pull off a successful pilot episode in front of an audience alongside former Radio One star ‘Comedy Dave’ Vitty.

Full Chat will initially be eight episodes, launching on all podcast platforms including Spotify, Audioboom, Facebook and Apple from Wednesday 24 April. Episodes will also be filmed and can be watched on YouTube and via Bikesure’s website and Facebook page.

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