The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast
The Cycling Roundtable Podcast

This episode is an interview with Matt Briggs who, tragically, lost his wife Kim when she was involved in a road traffic incident in London in 2016. She died a week after being hit by fixie rider Charlie Alliston, whose bicycle didn’t have a front brake which is illegal. Alliston was sentenced to 18 months in youth detention. We don't discuss Charlie Alliston directly, but we do discuss Matt’s campaign to make sure fixie retailers sell legally compliant bicycles. We also discuss Matt’s campaign for a law change, bringing cyclists into line with motorists who kill. It’s this second part of the campaign which has generated an amazing amount of media coverage and promises of government action – there have been mentions of the campaign by Prime Minister Theresa May, the Department for Transport has said it will carry out a review of “cycle safety”, and the minister for transport has sent out an extraordinary letter asking cycling organizations to police cyclists, the kind of letter that has never been sent to motoring organizations (I checked). Matt has been on the BBC, Sky News and all over much of the rest of the media. But this is his first audio interview with a cycle journalist, and I asked questions that the mainstream media didn’t.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_170.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 169: Oy vey, it's Woodstock for bikes

Sunday, 24th September 2017


HOST: Carlton Reid


David Bernstein, The Forecast

Richard Wittenberg, Factor Bicycles





Saaaaagggggaaaan wins World Championships for record third time.

Cookson is voted out as UCI president. Vive La France!

The Lugano Charter.

Breaking Away

Giro d’Italia to start in Israel – will protests mar the event?

The firestorm over a broken TT bar failure – Red Kite Prayer’s tech explanation.


David’s nerdy way to protect bikes on a roof rack.
Police crackdown on "close pass" drivers leads to huge safety gains – Traffic West Midlands' police twitter feed.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_169.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm MDT

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 168: Talking cycle apparel with the owners of 7Mesh and Showers Pass

Recorded Friday, 22nd September 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: 7Mesh CEO Tyler Jordon, CEO Showers Pass CEO Kyle Ranson



Carlton interviews 7Mesh CEO Tyler Jordan in the company HQ in Squamish, Canada, and Showers Pass CEO Kyle Ranson via Skype.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_168.mp3
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Episode 167: “Wanton and furious driving”

Friday, 15th September 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Casper Hughes, Bez and Martin Porter QC


TOPIC The Alliston case and the Briggs Campaign to get a new “death by dangerous cycling” law, and stop the sale and promotion of brake-free fixies.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_167.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:17am MDT