The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast
The Cycling Roundtable Podcast

24th September 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 307: Kidical Mass: How, Why, Where, When

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Kat Heath

TOPIC: Hundreds of "Kidical Mass" rides are taking place across the UK and Europe this weekend. A more family-friendly version of Critical Mass, these rolling demos show decision makers – with an abundance of cuteness — that children need safe space to cycle and that roads are theirs too. Kat Heath of Reading's ride explains more.

LINKS:

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://www.the-spokesmen.com/

https://kidsonbike.org/

https://twitter.com/KidicalMassRead

#KidicalMass

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_307.mp3
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22nd September 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 306: Eco Adventure on Proposed Sail-powered Bike and Foot Ferry From Dover to Boulogne

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Andrew Simons, Brandt Williamson, Robert Tickner, Tom Treasure, Caroline Tyndall, Wayne Godfrey

TOPIC: A pioneering wind-powered cross-channel ferry for cyclists and pedestrians from Dover to Boulogne operated by startup SailLink had a series of test runs earlier in September, and Carlton Reid was on the first crossing to northern France. SailLink plans to commission a bespoke craft for its 12-passenger service, but the demonstration crossings used a smaller vessel, the Mago Merlino, a 12-metre catamaran certified to carry six paying passengers and two bicycles.

LINKS:

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://www.the-spokesmen.com/

https://saillink.co.uk

 

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10th August 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 304: In conversation with e-bike guru Ed Benjamin

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Ed Benjamin

TOPICS: The growth of electric bikes since the 1990s and their future, with e-bike guru Ed Benjamin.

LINKS:

https://www.ternbicycles.com/

https://www.the-spokesmen.com/

http://www.ecycleelectric.com/

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20th July 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 303: How five US cities built 335 miles of separated cycleway networks in two years

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Sara Studdard and Zoe Kircos

TOPICS: Urbanists Sara Studdard and Zoe Kircos of Denver-based nonprofit City Thread discuss how the Final Mile project and People for Bikes enabled five US cities to build 335 miles of separated and often protected cycleway networks in only 24 months, several years ahead of schedule.

LINKS:

https://www.ternbicycles.com/

https://www.the-spokesmen.com/

https://www.citythread.org/team/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSeKNYNb_Qc&t=315s&ab_channel=PeopleForBikes

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18th July 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 302: Three ultracyclists explain how and why

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Kabir Rachure, Josh Reid, Ruth Sutherland

TOPICS: Kabir Rachure was the first Asian to podium at the Race Across America, or RAAM, which finished a couple of weeks back. Ruth Sutherland was a rookie rider at this year's 620 mile All Points North race in northern England. Josh Reid also rode All Points North but in preparation for the Transcontinental, a 2500 mile unsupported race across Europe from the cobbles of Flanders to the shores of the Black Sea.

LINKS:

https://www.ternbicycles.com/

https://www.the-spokesmen.com/

https://www.raceacrossamerica.org/raamx/rcrank.php?s_N_Year_ID=47

https://www.ultrahuman.com/m1/?currency=usd&utm_source=main-web

https://bikepacking.com/event/all-points-north-2022/

https://www.transcontinental.cc/

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1st June 2022

 

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

 

EPISODE 299: In conversation with Marco te Brömmelstroet

 

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

 

HOST: Carlton Reid

 

GUEST: Fietsprofessor Marco te Brömmelstroet of University of Amsterdam’s Urban Cycling Institute

 

TOPICS: This show is a conversation with Fietsprofessor Marco te Brömmelstroet of University of Amsterdam’s Urban Cycling Institute

 

LINKS:

https://www.ternbicycles.com

 

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

 

https://twitter.com/carltonreid

 

https://twitter.com/fietsprofessor

 

https://www.waterstones.com/book/movement/thalia-verkade/marco-te-broemmelstroet/9781911344971

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_299.mp3
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28th May 2022 

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast 

EPISODE 298: Why Are Cyclist Numbers Dropping in the Netherlands?

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Aya Achaboun, Simón Alvarez Belon,  Lucas Boer and Maud de Vries

TOPICS: BYCS, bicycle mayors and the shocking fact that a Dutch NGO felt the need to create a program to stop the drop in cyclist numbers in … the Netherlands.

LINKS:
https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://twitter.com/carltonreid

https://twitter.com/bicyclefuturist

https://bycs.org

https://www.dfds.com/

https://www.eyefilm.nl/en

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8th May 2022 

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast 

EPISODE 296: Explore Your Boundaries

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Marcus Stitz and Mark Beaumont

TOPICS: This show is 45 minutes with round the world cyclists Marcus Stitz and Mark Beaumont discussing their "explore your boundaries" bike-boat-ferry tour of Argyll, Scotland.

LINKS:
https://www.ternbicycles.com/uk

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://twitter.com/carltonreid

https://twitter.com/mrmarkbeaumont

https://twitter.com/reizkultur

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_296.mp3
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55-minute conversation with Professor Kim Nicholas, co-author of a new study which ranks the 12 best ways to reduce car dependence in cities.
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27th March 2022 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 294: Building a Better World — an Activist Planner's Network Analysis of Bike Lanes in Paris

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Marcel Moran

TOPICS: This is a show about network analysis, specifically of the coranapistes of Paris but also how the University of Californina Berkeley has a strong history of what's known as "activist planning" where there is an acknowledgement that scholars will want to build a better world. With Marcel Moran, a PhD Candidate at the Department of City & Regional Planning University of California, Berkeley

LINKS: https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen https://www.the-spokesmen.com https://twitter.com/carltonreid https://sites.google.com/berkeley.edu/marcelmoran/home https://findingspress.org/article/33765-treating-covid-with-bike-lanes-design-spatial-and-network-analysis-of-pop-up-bike-lanes-in-paris https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GvdJ5eEAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao https://twitter.com/marcelemoran

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_294.mp3
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Bicycle beacons and more with Brussels-based Kevin Mayne the Chief Executive of Cycling Industries Europe, the bike industry advocacy group.
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5th February 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 292: What Would Jesus Ride? An Audience with the Pedaling Pastor

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: G. Travis Norvell

TOPICS: Travis Norvell is the pastor of Judson Memorial Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN. On twitter he's the @pedalingpastor. We talk about cars, parking lots, what Jesus would ride and Church on the Move, Travis' new book

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

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://twitter.com/carltonreid

https://twitter.com/pedalingpastor

Church on the Move print book: https://www.judsonpress.com/Products/J300/church-on-the-move.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2OahFHRz-RuJHy-h4ukgfBgTeCB0nbSEY_LkLVUG7c0bq4dlrSV4gGePA

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Church-Move-Practical-Ministry-Community/dp/0817018328/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3KXLROFRMLWE5&keywords=travis+norvell&qid=1643816289&sprefix=travis+norvell%2Caps%2C73&sr=8-1

 

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_292.mp3
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16th January 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 291: Bike bubble has popped says industry analyst Rick Vosper

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Industry veteran Rick Vosper

TOPICS: Any bursting of the bike boom bubble will reverberate widely and could destabilise global bicycle advocacy efforts. This is therefore of potential concern to cyclists in general, argues bike industry veteran Rick Vosper.

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

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://twitter.com/carltonreid

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/opinion-analysis/2022/01/09/vosper-sound-one-bubble-popping#.YeQM3ljP1qs

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/rick-vosper

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/opinion-analysis/2021/11/15/vosper-hidden-big-picture-pon-dorel-story#.YeQND1jP1qs

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/opinion-analysis/2021/10/13/vosper-perfect-competition-part-one-why-bike-business-has-it-and-what%E2%80%99s#.YeQNHVjP1qs

https://rvms.com

https://twitter.com/rick_vosper

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_291.mp3
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11th January 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 290: Launch of Gravel Grinding Hall of Fame with Guitar Ted

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Mark Stevenson aka Guitar Ted

TOPICS: The history of gravel riding.

LINKS:

https://www.Jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

https://www.the-spokesmen.com

https://twitter.com/carltonreid

https://twitter.com/guitarted1961

https://www.ridinggravel.com/gravel-news/gravel-grinder-news-gravel-cycling-hall-of-fame-announced/

https://www.gravelcyclinghof.com/

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_290.mp3
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