The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 205

London’s Five-Year Cycling Action Plan – in conversation with Will Norman

Monday, 17th December 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Will Norman

SPONSOR: Jenson USA • The Latest Gear. The Best Prices. All In One Place.

TOPIC: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today joined London’s cycling and walking commissioner Will Norman at a new-build protected cycleway in the Outer London borough of Enfield for the launch of the capital’s Cycling Action Plan. This five-year plan sets out the timescale for tripling the number of protected cycleways since Khan came to office and also reveals new quality standards for cycling infrastructure. Last week, for a news story on Forbes.com published today, I recorded an interview with Will Norman previewing today’s launch.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 204

Farts, darts and stalwarts – or, The Road Book, and yet more helmets

Monday, 26th November 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS: Jim Moss Donna Tocci Ned Boulting Dr. Ian Walker

SPONSOR: Jenson USA • The Latest Gear. The Best Prices. All In One Place.

TOPICS: Carlton, Jim and Donna chat with Ned Boulting about The Road Book. After the break we hear from Dr. Ian Walker and his latest helmet research.

LINKS: Go to the-spokesmen.com for URL click-throughs.

Farts and darts.

Kryptonite vs Bic, 2004.

Donna’s Linkedin page The Road Book.

Video of Ned discussing the book.

Tough at bike retail – ASE collapse, and the equivalent in the UK, Evans Cycles.

Dr Ian Walker interviewed in The Psychologist magazine.

Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 203  

Monday, 5th November 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Jim Moss.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA • The Latest Gear. The Best Prices. All In One Place.

TOPICS: Today’s episode features Carlton and Jim talking about cycle helmets. Jim sits on a bunch of helmet committees for ASTM, and a tweet of his went a little viral when he wrote that cycle helmets do not protect against concussions. This was a tweet in response to this Forbes article, “I Do Not Wear A Helmet.” (In fact, he does.)

For URLs go to the-spokesmen.com

ASTM cycle helmet standards.

Jim’s helmet articles on Recreation-law.com.

6D helmets – protection from concussions?

Helmets called for to prevent injury to golf players and spectators.

In 2005, BikeBiz reported that three US dental associations called for mandatory use not just of cycle helmets to protect against facial injuries but also mouthguards. “The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Association of Orthodontists advocate the use of mouth guards for children and adults when cycling,” said a joint press release at the time.

Sweden's Hovding airbag "helmet".

Kali helmets: concussions and real-world data.

MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) helmet technology.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 202 Riding through London on the front seat of Pedal Me's e-cargobike Tuesday, 16th October 2018 HOST: Carlton Reid GUEST: Benjamin Knowles, Pedalme.co.uk SPONSOR: Jenson USA TOPICS: Today's episode features a rolling interview with Benjamin Knowles of Pedal Me, a new Uber-style cycle-courier/taxi-service in London. There's some loud traffic noise in the first half of the interview and then all goes calm as we descend into Pedal Me's underground lair where we discuss crowdfunding – the company is seeking £150,000 from micro investors on Crowdcube. That campaign goes lives soon.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 201: Slap on that cannabis chamois cream

Monday, 8th October 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELIST: Jim Moss

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Carlton Reid won transport journalist of the year in Press Gazette's British Journalism Awards for Specialist Media.

Marc Sani back as Editor of BRAIN; Carlton leaves BikeBiz for pastures new.

Floyd Landis is creating a cycling development team and may be taking Floyd's of Leadville public

E-bike tariffs trouble Trek, and other manufacturers.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 200

Best-of episode celebrating 12 years of the show! 

Sunday 16th September 2018

HOSTS: Carlton Reid and David Bernstein

GUESTS: Tim Jackson, Donna Tocci, Rich Kelly, Neil Browne, Jim Moss, Anna Schwinn, Chris Garrison, Nicole Formosa, Jacquie Phelan, Julie Kelly, Ayesha McGowen, Laura Laker, Anna Luyten, Phil Liggett, Ned Boulting, Chris Boardman, Bob Roll, Floyd Landis, Christian Prudhomme, Jens Voigt, Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze, Charlie Kelly, Ed Zink, Peter Darke, Cerri Dipple, Jeremy Vaught, Tim Grahl, Jonathan Maus, Michael Colville-Anderson, Adrian Kokk, Dr Rachel Aldred, Professor Bert Blocken, Peter Norton, Melody Hoffman, Chris and Melissa Bruntlett, Donny Perry, Christian Wolmar, Rick Vosper, and Jay Townley.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA • The Latest Gear. The Best Prices. All In One Place.

TOPIC:

This is our 200th show! The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast was first aired in August 2016. This episode is a compilation of some of the best bits from our first 12 years.

 

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 199

Designing for Cycle Traffic

Monday 3rd September 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Professor John Parkin, author of "Designing for Cycle Traffic".

SPONSOR: Jenson USA • The Latest Gear. The Best Prices. All In One Place.

TOPIC: Interview with Professor John Parkin, author of new book "Designing for Cycle Traffic" from ICE Publishing, Institution of Civil Engineers.

 

SHOW NOTES: the-spokesmen.com

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 198

Death by dangerous cycling law nears the statute books

Sunday 12th August 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS: Laura Laker & Matt Briggs

SPONSOR: Jenson USA • The Latest Gear. The Best Prices. All In One Place.

TOPICS: The mainstream media has today fixated on one small part of a Department for Transport press release: the bit about a death-by-dangerous-cycling law. I was on Sky News this morning talking about it and Laura Laker was on BBC. Matt Briggs was on loads of channels. Audio is from the Sky and BBC coverage, and there's also a long-form interview with Matt.

SHOWNOTES: the-spokesmen.com

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 197

"You saved that cyclist's life!"

Thursday 9th August 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS: Guitar Ted, Jack Stevens, and Ned Boulting.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA • The Latest Gear. The Best Prices. All In One Place.

TOPICS:

Gravel riding in the USA.

Jack Stevens saved a woman on a bike in London from being crushed under the wheels of a heavy goods vehicle. He filmed the incident, it went viral and then the video was picked up by Metro, a British newspaper which, in a bizarre tweet, blamed the cyclist. Tour de France commentator Ned Boulting called out the Metro newspaper for that duff framing. Also includes the apology from the Metro newspaper's social media manager Jay Jaffa.

SHOWNOTES: the-spokesmen.com

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 196

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Mobility

Wednesday 1st August 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS: Authors Chris and Melissa Bruntlett of Modacitylife.com

SPONSOR: Jenson USA • The Latest Gear. The Best Prices. All In One Place.

TOPIC: Discussing Chris and Melissa Bruntlett's new book "Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Mobility" (Island Press, 2018).

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 195

Cycle advocates should ask for trees not just cycleways

Thursday 26th July 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Jon Little, principal of transport consultancy Bespoke.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA • The Latest Gear. The Best Prices. All In One Place.

TOPICS: Jon Little is one of the team behind the £28m Mini-Holland project in Waltham Forest, London.

http://workwithbespoke.co.uk

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 194

A to B – Aerodynamics to Bike share

Wednesday 11th July 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS: Aerodynamics specialist Professor Bert Blocken, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Mike Christensen, Salt Lake City's top bike share rider, University of Utah

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS: A show of two halves. To begin, the science of how solo breakaways are even more impressive than you may have thought, and then why bike share and transit fit together so well.

 

FOR SHOW NOTES GO TO: www.the-spokesmen.com

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 193

The gang is back – Tour de France to E-MTBs

Sunday, 8th July 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS: Jim Moss David Bernstein Dan de Visé, author of The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France.

SPONSOR(S): Jenson USA

TOPICS

Le Tour starts

WADA/UCI frees Froome to race

Salbutomol is on WADA’s banned list

Should Froome Have Been Allowed to Race the Giro?

What About Others Banned for Salbutomol? e.g. Petacchi

What About Others Banned for Beef? e.g. Contador

What About Hinault?

WSJ’s Jason Gay, “Another Queasy Tour de France”

Chris Froome’s Open Letter to the French Public

Eurobike starts

Interbike already outgrows Reno Convention Center, adds outside tents

WFSGI forms committee to discuss UCI allowing an e-MTB race category

E-MTB owners will just want more power, more speed, says Dave

Turner Lyft and Uber Get into Bike Sharing Business

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 192

High impact: riding and talking with industry folks in Sun Valley, Idaho

Sunday 1st July 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS: Jeff McGuane of Specialized; Jon Gantxegi of Orbea; Thomas Prehn, author of Racing Tactics for Cyclists; John Kurtz of Idaho's Bureau of Land Management; journalist Zap Espinoza; and the "Queen of Pain" Rebecca Rusch.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Interview with industry folks at the CrankTank Media Summit in Sun Valley, Ketchum, Idaho.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 191

Sunday 24th June 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Scott Montgomery, co-owner of CrankTank & CEO of Reynolds Cycling

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Interview with industry veteran Scott Montgomery in Ketchum, Idaho, ahead of the CrankTank Media Summit with discussion of e-MTBs (electric mountain bikes) and m-MTBS (mechanical mountain bikes) and whether e-bikes will become the "normal" bicycle as mechanical bikes become niche. Also includes references to Ernest Hemingway, a long-time Ketchum resident.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 190

MESSENGER BOYS, COCAINE, SCHWINN, & THE TRAVAILS OF A PRO TRIATHLETE

Tuesday 19th June 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Chris Sweet, Information Literacy Librarian / Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, USA.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Interview with cycle historian and former pro triathlete Chris Sweet.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_190.mp3
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Episode #189 – Ed Zink Day

Monday 21st May 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Ed Zink

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Interview with Ed Zink, co-owner of 50-year-old Mountain Bike Specialists of Durango, Colorado.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_189_-_Ed_Zink_Day.mp3
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Episode #188 – Jaffa cakes, a bike-mad billionaire and the upside of counterfeit bikes

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 188

Friday 11th May 2018

HOSTS: Carlton Reid & David Bernstein

GUESTS:

Rob Gitelis, Factor Bikes

Chris Rose, Amos Trust

Sylvan Adams, real-estate billionaire who is aiming to transform Tel Aviv into the Amsterdam of the Middle East and who also funds the Israeli Cycling Academy and part-funded the new Sylvan Adams velodrome in Tel Aviv.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: The Giro d’Italia start in Israel


The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 187

Monday 16th April 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

James Durbin, CEO, Madison Sports Group, organiser of Six Day Cycling

Alistair Carr, Head of Business Development, Madison Sports Group

Track world champion Kirsten Wild, Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling team

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Thanks to Iberostar hotels I get to ride the world-famous Sa Calobra climb in Mallorca and then go trackside at the finale of the Six Day series at the Palma Arena.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 186

Monday 9th April 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: BikeBiz Woman of the Year 2018 Ceri Dipple owner of Twenty3c of Stony Stratford

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC:

Ceri Dipple opened road bike shop Twenty3c of Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, at the tender age of 22. We discuss that as well as the future of bike retail, going Bianchi-only, whether Women Specific Design is snake-oil, and why Ceri went through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme.

www.ceridipple.com

www.twenty3c.co.uk

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Episode #185 – Will beaconising the world further promote driving and kill off cycling? Part 2

March 31st 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Roger Geffen of Cycling UK, Chris Star of Australia’s 3CR community radio station, technology writer Max Glaskin, Lloyd Alter of Treehugger.com, and Caspar Hughes of Stop Killing Cyclists.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Episode two in a two-part series looking at adding driverless-car friendly sensors to bicycles, people, lamp-posts and animals. This follows a talk given at the Geneva Motor Show by a bike industry organisation boss – he called for all bicycles to have beacons so they can be seen by the semi- and fully-autonomous cars of the near feature. On the precious show, historian Peter Norton – author of “Fighting Traffic” – discussed the historical, ethical and mobility-centre issues that such a call raises.

On this show five other experts give their points of view on this technology and whether the bike industry should be talking to the automotive and telecommunications industries who believe the "connected car" future could be one where no cyclists or pedestrians get killed on the roads.

Will a beaconised future be one of unalloyed freedom for cyclists and pedestrians, or the very opposite?

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 184

Monday 26th March 2018

Will beaconising the world further promote driving and kill off cycling?

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Peter Norton.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Episode one in a two-part series looking at adding driverless-car friendly sensors to bicycles, people, lamp-posts and animals.

https://www.bikebiz.com/news/bike-beacons

This follows a talk given at the Geneva Motor Show by a bike industry organisation boss – he called for all bicycles to have beacons so they can be seen by the semi- and fully-autonomous cars of the near feature. Historian Peter Norton – author of "Fighting Traffic"> – discusses the historical, ethical and mobility-centre issues that such a call raises.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode #183: Vista Outdoor's gun business and its bike brands face consumer boycott Tuesday, 27th February 2018 HOST: Carlton Reid GUEST: Aaron Naparstek. SPONSOR: Jenson USA TOPIC: Giro, Bell, Camelbak and more face consumer boycott because owner supports NRA.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 182: “Rabbits will be in charge of the world”

Monday, 26th February 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS: Jim Moss & Chris Garrison

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Cav falling cos of pedestrian/cyclist avoidance tech (plus car companies to introduce anti-dooring sensors).

Giro, Bell, Camelbak and more face consumer boycott because owner supports NRA.

Use us or lose us – is there a future for bike shops?

The cycle industry doesn’t do enough to attract women, members of the LGBT community, and black and Asian customers.

FOR LINKS & MORE GO TO:

the-spokesmen.com

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 181 – The Art of Grumpiness

Sunday, 4th February 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS: Bekka Wright & Jonathan Fertig (@Bikeyface & @rightlegpegged)

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Tactical urbanism, protest art and bicycle advocacy in Boston and beyond.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_181.mp3
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Episode 180 – MAMIL coddling

Sunday, 28th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS: Chris Garrison Anna Schwinn

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Will the step-through frames of dockless bikes popularize the shape for both sexes?

Tour Down Under women to have prize money 'topped up' to match men [suggested by listener Don]

The Outer Line: Women’s cycling must own the road ahead, Velonews.com

Manchester City mens’ and womens’ soccer video

The Revolve folding wheel

Look Mum No Hands, London

RETAIL RELATED CYCLING TIPS

Industry folks need to get into bike shops more, and rely less on bro deals.

Make mechanics the stars and the service area into a stage.

Window frontage - use these to draw more women into stores (inclusivity boosts sales across the board).

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 179

Wednesday 24th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Transport writer Christian Wolmar

TOPIC: Driverless cars and why cyclists won’t stop them in their tracks because the suppose “transport revolution” won’t happen. Conversation based around Christian Wolmar's new book, "Driverless Cars: On A Road to Nowhere."

LINKS:

http://londonpublishingpartnership.co.uk/driverless-cars/

http://www.christianwolmar.co.uk/books/

https://home.kpmg.com/uk/en/home/insights/2018/01/2018-autonomous-vehicles-readiness-index.html

https://ecf.com/news-and-events/news/smarter-cycling-series-watch-out-laws-demand-cyclists-get-out-way-driverless

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2013/oct/11/driv…

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 178

Sunday, 14th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS: Jim Moss Donna Tocci Caspar Hughes

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Lotto-Soudal's Tim Wellens says cyclists using inhalers are cheating

Sochi doping lab now a restaurant serving ‘B Sample,’ ‘Meldonium’/

Colorado Classic is coming back to Vail & Denver. National Bike Dealer Association hot gun Executive Director is gone after 16 months. What's up?

Did Patrick O’Grady (Mad Dog Media) get too political for BRAIN? Are bike suppliers Republication and bike journalists Democrat? Is cycling "left wing"?

National Cyclocross Masters Champs - Sprint in last lap. All three podium finishers awarded same time.

Trek works with Ford on AI-based bicycle-to-vehicle comms system

The gym that pays you to exercise – getting fit with Deliveroo

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 177

Tuesday 9th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Antonia Roberts, BikePlus; Tom McGovern, Urbo; Joseph Seal-Driver, Ofo; and Steve Pyer, Mobike.

TOPIC: The growth and growth of dockless bike share around the world.

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Episode #176 – How to Launch a High-End Road Bike Brand

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 176

Friday 5th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Ian and Trevor Hughes of Vielo.cc

TOPIC: Industry veterans Ian and Trevor Hughes talk about the trials and tribulations of launching a high-end road bike brand. Velo has been styled in Italy, engineered in Germany, manufactured in Asia and then assembled in Vielo Sports’ Gateshead HQ in the UK.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 175: Dawn of the Fred Dogs

Monday 1st January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: David Bernstein; Ayesha McGowan and Jim Moss.

TOPICS: We talked about our highlights - and lowlights - of 2017, and our plans for 2018.

TIPS

Elite Direto trainer

The Sufferfest training app.

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