Although our interviewees are recognised as being both successful and accomplished in their chosen fields it wasn't always that way, their early careers involved a cross-section of jobs and experiences, a process known as sampling. We will delve deeper into this phenomena while also exploring their connection to cycling, as ultimately it is the bike that is the primary connector to the people we speak to in the OFF BIKE podcast. This, the first episode of Series #1 is with the icon that is, Sir Paul Smith, David Millar interviewed him, and in his own words:
"I've known Paul personally since the early 2000's, we've had many interesting conversations over the years, he's offered me support while I was a racer, and advice as the founder of my new company, CHPT3. His generosity of spirit and simple kindness has always taken me aback, yet there's something else I wanted to delve deeper into, his spectrum of abilities and range of interests is mind boggling and I don't believe is truly appreciated by the wider public. The trajectory he has taken to arrive where he is today is a lesson to us all, especially in these days of quick gratification and impatience to succeed motivated too often by greed. His life has been a journey of learning fuelled by an insatiable curiosity, and somehow through it all he has kept an even keel, the love of his life and wife, Pauline, being his partner in the truest sense of the word. Anyway, I won't ramble on, I hope it all comes across in the interview."
- Listen on Apple or Android here
- Go behind the scenes to see it through Niall's eyes
- Check out Paul on Instagram: his personal account is @paulsmith and the company is @paulsmithdesign
- Check out the Paul Smith Foundation here.
- Thank you Peredur ap Gwynedd for the OFF BIKE music, follow him on IG @perryguitar666