The Sigma Sports Cafe Ride

From the first episode which saw Matt Stephens meet up with cyclocross and mountain bike legend Nick Craig, The Cafe Ride series has taken viewers on an insightful and at times thought-provoking journey, exploring the joys of riding a bike and celebrating the enjoyment of a cafe ride.

Read on to learn more about the series' guests and watch each of the episodes.

Ben Foster and Matt Stephens Sigma Sports Cafe Ride

Episode sixteen - Ethan Hayter

Former Team Pursuit World Champion and team Ineos Grenadiers fast-finisher Ethan Hayter joined Matt for a ride around his home of South London. The pair discuss everything from growing up racing around the Crystal Palace circuit to what the historic Herne Hill Velodrome means to him.

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Episode fifteen - Ben Foster

Former England goalkeeper turned cycling fanatic Ben Foster welcomed Matt Stephens to his homeland of Warwickshire, where the pair enjoyed a Cafe Ride on his favourite lanes and a kick about at a football ground close to Ben's heart.

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The Cafe Ride Sir Bradley Wiggins

Episode fourteen - Rebecca Charlton

Broadcaster and cyclist Rebecca Charlton fully embraced the active pregnancy lifestyle, and in her third trimester, she welcomed Matt Stephens to the South Downs Link for a Sigma Sports Cafe Ride like no other.

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Episode thirteen - Sir Bradley Wiggins

Matt Stephens meets Sir Bradley Wiggins to reflect on his history-making achievements of 2012, when he managed to win the Tour de France and the Olympic Time Trial in the space of a week.

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Sigma Sports The Cafe Ride Pippa York

Episode twelve - Pippa York

Matt Stephens joins Pippa York to ride her old training loop to the South West of Glasgow. One of Britain's most successful cyclists of all time, Pippa was the first to win a major Tour classification, when competing as Robert Millar, she brought home the polka-dot jersey from the 1984 Tour De France.

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Episode eleven - Elynor Backstedt

A neo pro with a serious palmares to her name. For episode eleven we headed out to the Liege region of Belgium to meet Elynor Backstedt. Learn more about the Gent Wevelgem winner and her favourite place to ride in Wales.

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Sigma Sports The Cafe Ride Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig

Episode ten - Brian Holm

A former professional cyclist, one of the sport's most distinguished director sportives and a style icon, Matt Stephens headed to Denmark for a ride and chat with Brian Holm.

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Episode nine - Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig

Heading to Copenhagen for the ninth episode of our Cafe Ride series, Matt Stephens joins one of the most loved riders in the UCI Women's WorldTour, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig. The duo explore some of Cecilie's favourite roads and sights, including a visit to The Little Mermaid Statue.

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Sigma Sports The Cafe Ride Mark Cavendish

Episode eight - Mark Cavendish

Matt Stephens joins Mark Cavendish on the Isle of Man for a cycling tour of the Manx Missile's playground. To duo discuss growing up in a tightly knit community to becoming one of the most successful sprinters in the world.

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Episode seven - Simon Gerrans

Matt Stephens is joined by Simon Gerrans; a remarkable rider with stage wins at all three Grand Tours, two Monument victories and a podium at the World Road Championships under his belt. Riding around the streets of London, the former Australian national champion talks about the next chapter in his life.

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Sigma Sports The Cafe Ride Daniel Oss and Matt Stephens

Episode six - Simon Yates

A breathtaking Italian backdrop, a relaxed Grand Tour winner, and not a flat road in sight. For episode six, Matt Stephens headed out to the Mitchelton-Scott Cycling Team's end of season training camp to ride with Simon Yates.

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Episode five - Daniel Oss

Matt Stephens takes Daniel Oss on a ride through London with a rock 'n' roll twist. This episode features a chat lap of Regent's Park, bass guitar ogling on Denmark Street and a visit to the birthplace of the modern 'Fuzz' guitar sound.

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Sigma Sports The Cafe Ride Fabian Cancellara and Matt Stephens

Episode four - Fabian Cancellara

Matt Stephens headed out to Switzerland to meet the former Olympic and World Champion, Fabian Cancellara. The duo sample Bern's cafe scene and take a ride over the aptly named Fabian Cancellara bridge.

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Episode three - Adam Blythe

Two former national road race champions, Matt Stephens and Lotto Soudal professional cyclist Adam Blythe clipped in and went for a ride around Adam's local Cheshire lanes.

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Sigma Sports The Cafe Ride Nick Craig

Episode two - Alex Dowsett

A cafe stop at the famous Blue Egg and a ride around the Essex lanes with the former world hour record holder and Grand Tour stage winning pro.

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Episode one - Nick Craig

Matt joins the cyclocross and mountain bike legend Nick Craig to learn more about the foundation Nick set up after the passing of his son.

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