The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast
The Cycling Roundtable Podcast

4th October 2021 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 284:

Birmingham to become a super-sized low-traffic neighbourhood

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Cllr Waseem Zaffar

TOPICS: 45-minute interview with Birmingham's city council's transport lead Waseem Zaffar on a day the council launched its radical and potentially transformative transport plan. The UK's motorway city is to prioritise people over cars, including adding more protected cycleways. If Britain's Detroit can do it, any city can do it! This interview was used for a news story of mine which appeared in The Guardian.


LINKS:
https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/04/birmingham-to-become-a-super-sized-low-traffic-neighbourhood

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_284.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35am MDT

19th September 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 283: Autonorama

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Peter Norton

TOPICS: US academic Peter Norton, author of the classic "Fighting Traffic," talks about his new book "Autonorama" which details the historically-resonant threat to pedestrians and cyclists from driverless vehicles.


LINKS:

https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://islandpress.org/books/autonorama

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_283.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22am MDT

12th September 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 282: Veloforte

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Marc and Lara Giusti

TOPICS: A 50-minute chat with Veloforte founders Marc and Lara Guisti.

LINKS:

https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://veloforte.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_282.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm MDT

5th September 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 281:

"If you look at the tree, you hit the tree": eMTBing Guiding Masterclass With H+I's Chris Gibbs

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Chris Gibbs and Jude Reid

TOPICS: Carlton's wife Jude rides to work on an electric bike but hasn't ridden off road for more than 20 years. Cue this three-day eMTB press trip in Cairngorms courtesy of Shimano. H+I's head guide Chris Gibbs reintroduces Jude to genuine mountain biking while talking about the passing scenery and Shimano's EP8 leg-boosting e-bike platform.

LINKS:

https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://www.mountainbikeworldwide.com/tour-guides/chris

https://www.shimano-steps.com/e-bikes/united-kingdom/en/product-information/mtb/ep8

https://www.mountainbikeworldwide.com/e-mtb-tours

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_281.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:56am MDT

22nd August 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 280: In conversation with LeBlanq's foodie founders Justin Clarke and Ashley Palmer-Watts

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Justin Clarke and Ashley Palmer-Watts

TOPICS: The founders of LeBlanq drill down into their upscale gastromy-based cycling getaways and why, for them, it's got to be jus, not gels.

LINKS:

https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://www.leblanq.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_280.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

15th August 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 279: Bike Portland's Jonathan Maus

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Jonathan Maus

TOPICS: 16 years of Bike Portland

LINKS:

https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

http://bikeportland.org

http://twitter.com/BikePortland

http://instagram.com/bikeportland

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_279.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:33am MDT

1st August 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 278: Genetically redundant at 40: The Midlife Cyclist with Phil Cavell

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Phil Cavell

TOPICS: Talking with Cyclefit's Phil Cavell, author of "The Midlife Cyclist."


LINKS:

https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://www.cyclefit.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/philcavell?lang=en

https://twitter.com/bloomsburysport?lang=en

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9iGDnnV6Vk

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/midlife-cyclist-9781472961389

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_278.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08am MDT

11th July 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 277: Le Tour: Too Hot to Handle?

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Donna Tocci and Jim Moss

TOPICS: Mostly Tour de France

LINKS:

www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

www.the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_277.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:28pm MDT

20th June May 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 276: From San Fran Bike Courier to BBC Journalist Via the Great North Road

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Steve Silk

TOPICS: The Great North Road. Coaching inns. Spitfires and warm beer. Wherries. Brexit. BBC impartiality. Beaming about Beamish. Forgetting about being a San Francisco bike courier. Chamois cream. Bonking. Norfolk Broads. Being a bloke on a bike but not being Alan Partridge. Cycling to work versus cycling for leisure.

"THE GREAT NORTH ROAD London to Edinburgh – 11 Days, 2 Wheels and 1 Ancient Highway"

LINKS:

www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

www.the-spokesmen.com

www.greatnorthroad.info

https://summersdale.com/sd-book/the-great-north-road/

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_276.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58am MDT

12th May 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 275: Pump for Peace with Claudio Caluori

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Claudio Caluori

TOPICS: "The kids were just riding and riding and riding and riding, and I had tears in my eyes." A chat about Pump for Peace with downhill mountain biker and trail builder Claudio Caluori of Velosolutions, the world's foremost pump track construction company

LINKS:

www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

www.the-spokesmen.com

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr1dW4TzKR0

www.Velosolutions.com

www.PumpForPeace.com

www.bartali.org.il/?lang=en

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_275.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16am MDT

9th May 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 274: Curbing cars with Chris and Melissa Bruntlett

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Chris and Melissa Bruntlett

TOPICS: A 65-minute chat with Chris and Melissa Bruntlett, authors of "Curbing Traffic" from Island Press and published at the end of June.

LINKS:

http://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

http://www.the- spokesmen.com

Promo codes: http://www.modacitylife.com/curbing-traffic

https://dutchcycling.nl/

https://mobycon.com/

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_274.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36am MDT

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_273.mp3
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20th April 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 272: Revolutions: How women changed the world on two wheels

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Hannah Ross

TOPICS: A one-hour chat with Hannah Ross, author of "Revolutions," a new book which explores how the world was changed by women riding bicycles, and how it's still being changed. For the better.

LINKS:
www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

www.the- spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_272.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:31am MDT

4th April 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 271: White House Recognizes Induced Demand Exists Meaning There's Now a Bicycle-Shaped Overton Window That Needs Jamming Open

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Meredith Glaser and Kevin Krizek

TOPICS: Discussing President Biden's American Jobs Plan and how Pete Buttigieg is shaping up to be the most people-friendly Transport Secretary since John Nolpe of the early 1970s. (Like, Buttigieg, Nolpe also cycled to the office.)

LINKS: Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of Environmental Design at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Meredith Glaser is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, and one of the principals of the University's Urban Cycling Institute.  

$2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Most Radical Transport Shift Since 1950s, Says President Biden  

Design For Human Beings Not Cars, New U.S. Transport Secretary Says  

Can street-focused emergency response measures trigger a transition to new transport systems? Exploring evidence and lessons from 55 US cities 

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_271.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05pm MDT

21st March 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 270: Streets for kids

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Alison Stenning and Sally Watson

TOPICS: Play streets, cycling and the pop-up protected cycleway on the NE England coast, the Sunrise Cycleway

LINKS:

https://twitter.com/alisonstenning

https://twitter.com/salawatson

https://twitter.com/newcycling

https://twitter.com/playmeetstreet

https://twitter.com/sunrisecycleway

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://www.jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_270.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:50pm MDT

20th March 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 269: Canaries in the Coal Mine: How Child-Friendly Planning and Design Can Save Cities

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Tim Gill

TOPICS: For too long, we have neglected children's independent mobility. Author and play expert Tim Gill expounds on the theory that children are the canaries in the coal mine — if cities don't work for children, they don't work for anybody.

LINKS:

https://twitter.com/timrgill

https://ribabooks.com/Urban-Playground-How-Child-Friendly-Planning-and-Design-Can-Save-Cities_9781859469293#

https://rethinkingchildhood.com

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://www.jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_269.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59am MDT

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 268: Bike Freak: Being Gary Fisher

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Gary Fisher

TOPICS: I walk him Gary backyards through his life, starting now and ending in 1950, the year he was born.

LINKS: 

https://twitter.com/gary_fisher

https://www.bluetrainpublishing.com/books-blog/being-gary-fisher

https://www.jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_268.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:31am MDT

Sunday 7th February 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 267: Put money on the table and let's get these modes moving

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Francois Bausch, Deputy Minister, Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Luxembourg

Claudia Dobles Camargo, First Lady, Costa Rica

Dagmawit Moges, Minister of Transport, Ethiopia

Jürgen Zattler, Deputy Director General for Multilateral and European Policy, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Femi Oke, broadcaster

TOPICS: Extracts from the closing plenary of the Transforming Transportation conference held last week. This is staged every year for the World Bank by Washington DC's World Resources Institute.

LINKS:  https://www.transformingtransportation.org

https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/transport

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://www.moderatethepanel.com

https://twitter.com/FemiOke

https://www.jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_267.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45am MDT


Friday 29th January 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 266: Move More With The Miracle Pill Author Peter Walker

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Peter Walker

TOPICS: A one-hour long conversation with Guardian political journalist Peter Walker talking about his new book, "The Miracle Pill."

LINKS: 

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://twitter.com/peterwalker99


https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/The-Miracle-Pill/Peter-Walker/9781471192524

https://www.jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_266.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:45am MDT

Monday 25th January 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 265: Desert Skies, Warm Showers and Church Bells

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Donna Tocci and Sylva Florence

TOPICS: Solo cycle touring. Donna and Carlton chat with Sylva who — among many other bike trips — rode solo from Berkeley, California to St. Augustine, Florida on Adventure Cycling's Southern Tier Route. Carlton was in Newcastle, Donna was in Boston and Sylva was in — as you will hear thanks to some melodious bells — a small town in Italy.

LINKS:

https://www.jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

www.thesylvalining.com

https://www.instagram.com/sylvana.firenze/

https://blogs.memphis.edu/dirtysouth/2013/10/18/dirty-south/

https://eu.dahon.com/bikes/tournado/. Dahon Tournado

https://tourdesstations.ch/en/

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/southern-tier/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everesting

https://www.dana-farber.org/how-you-can-help/events/participate-in-a-fundraising-event/dana-farber-marathon-challenge/

https://roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com/kickstarter/

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_265.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07am MDT

Saturday 16th December 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 264: Bike Nerds Kyle and Sara of People for Bikes

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Kyle Wagenschutz and Sarah Studdard of People for Bikes

TOPICS: Bike lanes, mobility motivations, and Mayor Pete's high-profile potential impact on transportation.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_264.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT