The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast
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$100,000 For A Bicycle? In Conversation with Michael Moureček of Festka

Episode 233

Monday 23rd December 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Michael Moureček

NOTES:

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Bike Share & Transportation Planning — With Andy Boenau

Episode 232

Tuesday 17th December 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Andy Boenau

NOTES: The-spokesmen.com Bike Share book: bit.ly/BikeShareBook

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_232.mp3
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"I Accidentally Ate Horse Cheese": Josh Reid On His Gravel Bike Ride From China To The UK

Wednesday 4th December 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Josh Reid (Instagram "joshreids")

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_231.mp3
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Rags To Riches — Head to Head with Le Col's Yanto Barker

Sunday 24th November 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Yanto BARKER, founder and CEO of premium cycle clothing brand Le Col.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_230.mp3
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Riding a Brompton Along A Belgian Bike Path In Germany

Tuesday 12th November 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Vitali Vitaliev, author of "Passport to Enclavia", London.

Gilbert Perrin, technical lead, Chemins du Rail, Brussels.

TOPIC: Cycling along the 128-kilometre Vennbahn rail trail in Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Part of the Vennbahn is a ten-metre-wide, 25-kilometre-long part of Belgium *inside* Germany. Bonkers!

I travelled to the trail by Brompton folding bike via the DFDS ferry at North Shields and then a series of trains to Aachen in Germany. An article about this journey will be in The Guardian soon.

Thanks to @Revchips for sending me a link about this very odd bike trail.

More info on the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_229.mp3
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Tuesday 29th October 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Cycling club secretaries from Svarta Haesten cycling club, Le Carrow Lazers of Ireland, University of Bristol Cycling Club, and Redford and District Cycling Club.

Jaume Rue of Cycling Costa Daurada.

Music is Mussara by Carles Ribot.

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_228.mp3
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Tuesday 8th October 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

  • Holocaust survivor Paul Alexander
  • Canadian journalist Aili McConnon, co-author of Bartali biography, "The Road to Valor"
  • Gino Bartali's granddaughter Giulia Bartali.
  • Yuval Markovich, Bartali Youth Leadership School
  • Dr. Ilana Tischler, director-general, Ben Shemen Youth Village, Israel
  • Former pro cyclist Ran Margaliot, co-founder of Israel Cycling Academy and Bartali Youth Leadership School

TOPICS:

A 77-year-old secret, a new, cycling-based boarding school that commemorates it, and the kick-off for a 180 kilometre bike ride that retraces its roots.

This episode is about Gino Bartali's 1948 Tour de France victory, his secret wartime rides to smuggle fake IDs for Italian Jews, a new Israeli cycling-based boarding school launched in his honour, and the Bartali 180 commemorative cycle ride from Florence to Assisi, retracing Bartali's mid-1940s training-cum-smuggling route.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_227.mp3
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Sunday 29th September 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

British pro cyclist Ben Swift

Greater Manchester's walking and cycling commissioner Chris Boardman

Helen Pidd, The Guardian

Fundraiser Steve Craddock

TOPICS:

The Mens' Elite road race at the World Championships in Harrogate, Yorkshire; plus Chris Boardman's (latest) helmet controversy.

Interview with Help for Heroes top fundraiser Steve Craddock.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_226.mp3
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Episode 225 Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

TEACHING OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS IN EPIC BIKEPARK LEOGANG

Sunday 15th September 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Katharina Auer, downhill mountain biker and marketing for Saalfelden Leogang tourist board, Austria Nicolas Wegs, downhill racer and mountain bike instructor, The Epic Bikepark Leogang

TOPIC: Riding–and learning–in The Epic Bikepark Leogang, Austria

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https://bikepark.saalfelden-leogang.com/en

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_225.mp3
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Episode 224

Council's Injunction To Stop Cyclists Assembling At Cycle Cafe Could Go National

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

Sunday 11th August 2019

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Lee Martin, owner of Velolife cafe

Cycling UK's campaigns head Duncan Dollimore

And – via DMs – barrister Martin Porter QC

TOPIC: Berkshire cycle cafe Velolife & six local cycling clubs have been served with injunctions to stop cyclists assembling because of an alleged noise nuisance. What's being done about this, and can such absurd over-reactions spread elsewhere in the UK?

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_224.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:42am MST

Episode 223

Re-Opening Of Britain's Best Cycleway

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

Wednesday 7th August 2019

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Engineer Stuart Turnbull

Jonah Morris, partnership manager, Sustrans

Peter Calhoun, a Ridley-riding roadie

TOPIC: The re-opening, after a six year refurbishment, of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels, near Newcastle, northern England. The tunnels were built in 1951.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_223.mp3
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Episode 222

Tour de France special.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

Sunday 28th July 2019

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Attorney Jim Moss

Joe Robinson, writer for Cyclist magazine

Casper Hughes of Rollapaluza and Stop Killing Cyclists

TOPICS: Tour de France special.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_222.mp3
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Episode 221

Thursday 18th July 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Kyle Ranson and Jeremy Rider of apparel and accessories brand Showers Pass.

TOPICS: A post-Impact Sun Valley catch-up with Showers Pass.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_221.mp3
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Episode 220

Monday 8th July 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Adrian Montgomery and Scott Montgomery

CrankTank Mark Sevenoff, Outerbike/Western Spirit

Lori Barrett, Rotor

Chris Schieffer, Zoic

Barton Burdette, Fidlock

Tom Brady, Light & Motion

Cassie Abel, Wild Rye

Zach Spinhirne-Martin, Viathon/WalMart

Peter and Tom Marchment, Luisa Grappone, Hunt Wheels

TOPICS:

Product launches and more at CrankTank's Intent Media Summit and Outerbike, Sun Valley, Idaho.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_220.mp3
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Episode 218

"USA! USA! USA"

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Jim Moss

TOPICS: Tour de France, Outerbike, women's soccer.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_219.mp3
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Episode 218

Thursday 4th July 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Brent Whittington, owner of Moots.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_218.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22pm MST

Bikes and more from the UITP Global Public Transport Summit (part 2)

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Episode 217

Friday 14th June 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Giovanni Circella, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California Davis.

Steve Martin, CEO of Influence at Work UK, behavioural scientist and co-author of "Yes! 60 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion" which has sold over one million copies. Also heads CHANGE By Transdev–a joint venture that has built the world’s first specialist behavioural science unit in a global transport operator. Based in London.

Marielle Villamaux, Chief Client Officer, Transdev Group, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France.

TOPICS: Automated vehicles, bicycling and behavioural science from the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_217.mp3
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Bikes and more from the UITP Global Public Transport Summit (part 1 of 2)

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Episode 216

Wednesday 12th June 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Rachel Zack, Remix.

Niccolò Panozzo, European Cyclists Federation

Tanya Castle, PBSC

Sebastian Schlebusch, Nextbike

Mohamed Mezghani, UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics)

Rafael Cuesta of Transport for Greater Manchester

TOPICS: Bike share, congestion charging, last-mile transportation and more nearly-live from the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_216.mp3
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Episode 215

"There's no wrong way to ride your bike, just ride your bike"

Tuesday 21st May 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Pepe Para

Mark Beaumont

TOPICS:

Land's End to John O'Groats ride by a long-distance cycling novice. Plus: Round the World by Bike in 80 Days.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_215.mp3
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Episode 214

Journalists: it's "crash" not "accident"

Monday 13th May 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Jim Moss & Laura Laker

TOPICS:

How We Talk About Drivers Hitting Cyclists – it's crash not accident

British Cycling’s “mutual respect” campaign.

Carlton and Laura’s Velo-city Kickstarter

The Stoner as Gym Rat – People who use cannabis work out more. Do they cycle more?

Floyds of Leadville

Team Ineos fracking protests

Giant vs Fushida

Boating the Grand Canyon: A “How To” for Private Boaters

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_214.mp3
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Episode 213

In Conversation With Marjut Ollitervo

Wednesday, 1st May 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Marjut Ollitervo, vice-chair, Finnish Cycle Federation

TOPICS: Helmets, hi-vis vests for chickens, and the differences between cultural safety and actual, measurable safety.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_213.mp3
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Episode 212

In Conversation With Danny Cowe and Zak Pashak

Thursday, 25th April 2019

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

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS: Danny Cowe, Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland Zak Pashak, Detroit Bikes, USA

TOPICS:

Danny talks about plans for the world's first MTB Innovations Centre, soon to take shape in the Tweed Valley town of Innerleithen, a Mecca for mountain bikers.

Zak discusses why he moved from Canada to found Detroit Bikes in Motown, USA.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_212.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 211 In Conversation With Nathan Hughes of Restrap and Tom Barras of Spatzwear Thursday, 18th April 2019 SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOST: Carlton Reid. GUESTS: Nathan Hughes, Restrap, Leeds, Yorkshire Tom Barras, Spatzwear, Leeds, Yorkshire TOPICS: Interviews with two young business founders. Restrap makes bikepacking gear; Spatzwear designs roadie overshoes and other foul-weather kit.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_211.mp3
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Episode 210

In Conversation With Urban Bike Sharing's Axel Bentsen

Thursday, 28th February 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Axel Bentsen, Urban Bike Sharing, Oslo

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_210.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm MST

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Episode 209

In Conversation With Paralympian Gold Medallist Mark Rohan

Sunday, 24th February 2019

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

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Mark Rohan, The Bike Shed, The Campus, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

TOPIC: Gold medal winning Paralympian Mark Rohan on sunny climes, the crash that crushed his spine and the cycling potential of the Algarve.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_209.mp3
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Episode 208

Working Hard To Get Nowhere

Monday, 11th January 2019

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

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS:

Donna Tocci

Jim Moss

Tim Jackson

TOPICS:

Sexism in cycling. Again. The Deceuninck–Quick-Step debacle at the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina.

Colorado Classic going to be a women’s only race.

SRAM's product launch tweet by @AngryAsian James Huang with Yewande Adesida.

The most dangerous cities to cycle in America: 409-page Benchmarking Report from League of American Cyclists

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_208.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am MST

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 207

Tuesday, 15th January 2019

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS:

Chris Bruntlett, author and co-principal of Madacity, speaking from Vancouver, Canada.

Mirjam Borsboom, Director, Dutch Cycling Embassy speaking from Delft in the Netherlands.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA.

TOPIC: Chris Bruntlett of Vancouver, author of Building the Cycling City: the Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality is moving to the Netherlands with his wife Melissa and two young kids to start a new life. He is to start work as international comms manager for the Dutch Cycling Embassy. Also on today's show is his future boss, Mirjam Borsboom.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_207.mp3
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Wednesday, 9th January 2019

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 206

There is no such thing as a blind-spot on a truck, says truck driver

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Clive Matthews

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

TOPIC:

Truck driver Clive Matthews contends there’s no such thing as a blind spot on trucks. He sat me in his cab and walked around his truck (with my bicycle) as I watched him in his many mirrors. Look out for a story on this on Forbes.com.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_206.mp3
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