Talking Luft! with Alec Briggs. S3. E6.

Rapha presents Talking Luft!

I’m Talking Luft with the legend from London, Alec Briggs.

Alec grew up in SE London and has raced track, cross, MTB, road and made his way to fixed gear racing in Red Hook Criteriums, or ‘Moto GP on bikes‘ as he was first introduced to it.

As well as being a super talented rider himself, he’s hugely passionate about cycling & getting people involved in the scene. Alec went on to start his own team, Tekkerz CC, as a place to support young guns coming into the sport. Make sure you head back and listen to last week’s episode to hear all about it!

I knew he would be a great guy to have on the podcast to not only hear his story but also to Talk some Luft.

So this episode we jump into all the usual questions, how does he wear his casquette? Luft or no luft? He shares his favourite ‘training’ loop that’s a little more exciting than most, his favourite ever bike, we agree to disagree about the AG2R kit & he tells a war story that ends in triumph at a Red Hook Criterium. Plus a whole lot more!

This was a lot of fun and I know you’ll love hearing more from Alec. Enjoy guys!

And stay tuned next week as it’s time for some cobbled classics chat with Luke Durbridge.




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Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 1:20 – Snippet from last week’s episode – Alec Briggs’

1:20min to 4:45 – Episode Intro

4:30min to 33:20 – Talking Luft with Alec Briggs

33:20min to end – Outro

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Follow what Alec is up to at his Instagram. See the latest from the Tekkerz CC team on their Instagram & check out the Tekkerz CC website to buy some of their awesome Rapha merch.

Check out Alec’s Most Re-watchable race – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2015 – where Ian Stannard outlasts a breakaway with 3 Etixx-Quick-step riders, it’s unbelievable!

Watch final 20km here:

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This episode is brought to you by Rapha, makers of the world’s finest cycling clothing & accessories and the worlds largest cycling club, RCC. Find out more about Rapha: their kit, their club, their events and awesome clubhouses at

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Released: March 30, 2022