The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast
The Cycling Roundtable Podcast

28th December 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 344: Computer Modelling of How Cyclists (And Motorists) Hit Potholes  

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Kara Laing

TOPICS: Automotive engineering analyst Kara Laing, an everyday cyclist, explains her new work on the modelling of hitting potholes

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://twitter.com/1pluseipi/status/1737776983457554814

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kara-laing-997b733/

https://www.cyclinguk.org/site-search?search_api_fulltext=pothole

https://seesense.cc

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_344.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53am MST

21st November 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 343: Mr & Mrs McAleese moving to Oz  

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Philip and Irene McAleese of See-sense

TOPICS: Philip and Irene McAleese of see-sense, the Northern Irish bike lights and data company, are upping sticks and moving down under. We also talk V2X beacons, Cycling Industries Europe, Kevin Mayne, Jon Parkin, Velo-city and Geordie accents. 

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://seesense.cc

https://twitter.com/_IreneMc

https://twitter.com/_PhilipM

https://twitter.com/JohnParkin28

https://twitter.com/seesense_cc

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

https://cyclingindustries.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_343.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35am MST

3rd November 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 342: Yorkshire Coast Gravel With Markus Stitz 

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Markus Stitz 

TOPICS: Two epic wet days riding in Yorkshire with gravel guru Markus Stitz

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://www.routeyc.co.uk

https://www.bikeandboot.com

https://www.lner.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/@Josh-Reid

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_342.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16am MST

25th October 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 341: In conversation with Carla Francome  

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Carla Francome

TOPICS: The joy of cycling with commuter-to-club-cyclist Carla Francome

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://twitter.com/carlafrancome
  

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_341.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41am MST

20th October 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 340: In conversation with Zack Ham of Ride with GPS  

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Zack Ham

TOPICS: I've featured folks from Bike Map and Cycle.Travel and now in this third episode about cycle navigation apps I talk with Zak Ham, co-founder of Ride with GPS

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://ridewithgps.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_340.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24am MST

14th September 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 339: Balance bikes, Bikeability and the St Piran team at the Tour of Britain

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Ricci Pascoe

TOPICS: From mail order innovator to net zero hero: farmer's son Ricci Pascoe founded Bike Chain of Cornwall in 1985 and created the UCI Continental team Saint Piran in 2016. It's been quite the journey.

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://twitter.com/saintpiranricci

https://saintpiranprocycling.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_339.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16am MST

5th September 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 338: Bikemap: In conversation with Bruna de Guimaraes

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Bruna de Guimaraes

TOPICS: Interview with ikemap's Chief Operations Officer Bruna de Guimaraes

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://twitter.com/bikemap

https://www.bikemap.net

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_338.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm MST

5th September 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 337: Cycle.Travel: In Conversation with Richard Fairhurst

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Richard Fairhurst

TOPICS: Interview with Cycle.travel routing website founder Richard Fairhurst.

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://cycle.travel

https://twitter.com/richardf

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_337.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm MST

10th August 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 336: 'we're crazy about human bikes': Mike Sinyard on e-bikes, the new Tarmac SL8 and more

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Mike Sinyard and Ben Edwards

TOPICS: Interview with Specialized founder and chairman Mike Sinyard at the UCI World Cycling Championships, Glasgow

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hizkOEe9vOw

https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/tarmac

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_336.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am MST

17th July 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 335: The Potential for Cargo Bikes

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Patrick Rérat and Virginie Lurkin, HEC Lausanne, at the University of Lausanne

TOPICS: The Potential for Cargo Bikes report

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://e4s.center/resources/reports/the-potential-of-cargo-bikes-diffusion-uses-effects-and-willingness-for-delivery/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginie-lurkin-71072767/

https://twitter.com/PatrickRerat

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_335.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am MST

12th July 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 334: From Bam-bu to Dott via Sustrans, Fettle, Flitbike and the Diagram Club

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Dave Walker, Joana Saavedra, Ilma Barbaroviciute, Andy Lu, Alex Murray, Xavier Brice, Henri Moissinac

TOPICS: 

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://movemnt.net

https://www.linkedin.com/in/moissinac

https://bambu-bicycles.com/about/

www.flit.bike

www.fettle.cc

https://www.sustrans.org.uk

https://ridedott.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_334.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am MST

10th July 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 333: Playing God: Bike Infrastructure Folks at Move Conference

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Philip McAleese, Jon Little, Kris Vanherle, José Manuel Gutiérrez

TOPICS: Bike infrastructure folks recorded at the Move mobility conference in London in June. 

* Philip McAleese of Northern Ireland, cofounder of SeeSense the bike lights and data company. 

* Jon Little, cofounder of drag-and-drop cityscape imaginator Betastreets. 

* Kris Vanherle of citizen traffic counting system Telraam.

* José Gutiérrez of Lane Control of Barcelona, a tool that assesses the safety and attractiveness of cycling infrastructure. 


LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://movemnt.net

https://twitter.com/ChepeGtez

https://twitter.com/seesense_cc

https://twitter.com/_PhilipM

https://twitter.com/bespokejon

https://twitter.com/TelraamTelraam

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_333.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm MST

27th June 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 332: Emily Kerr 

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Cllr Emily Kerr

TOPICS: Oxford Green councillor Emily Kerr talks about 15-minute city conspiracy theories, LTNs and cycling to your wedding at the Move mobility conference at ExCel, London.

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://twitter.com/EmilyKerr36

https://movemnt.net

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_332.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13am MST

19th June 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 331: Carmageddon — LTNs, Tokyo and the libertarian case against cars

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Daniel Knowles

TOPICS: A 1 hour 10 minute chat with Daniel Knowles, mid-west correspondent for The Economist, and author of “Carmageddon,” a new book about reducing car use.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_331.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm MST

13th June 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 330: Andy Boenau

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Andy Boenau — White Collar Epidemic

TOPICS: Andy discusses his urban planning background and his proposed new documentary, White Collar Epidemic.

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://seedandspark.com/fund/white-collar-epidemic#story

https://twitter.com/Boenau

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_330.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39am MST

5th June 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 329: Hilltrek's revival of a 1950s cycling jacket: the Greenspot

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Dave Shand and Daniel Odermatt

TOPICS: Hilltrek's revival of a 1950s cycling jacket: the Greenspot

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://hilltrek.co.uk/clothing/jackets/greenspot-dv-jacket/

https://ventile.co.uk

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_329.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36am MST

26th May 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 328: BBC Bike Bureau with Anna Holligan and Kate Vandy (and Jack)

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Anna Holligan and Kate Vandy

TOPICS: "Just two journalists building a mobile studio on two wheels"

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://twitter.com/bikebureau

https://twitter.com/annaholligan

https://twitter.com/kate_vandy

https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaholligan/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katevandy/?originalSubdomain=be

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_328.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51am MST


11th May 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 327: LTN Bollards Have Not Created Jesmond Ghetto: In Conversation With Dr. Tony Waterston

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Dr. Tony Waterston

TOPICS: Jesmond's LTNs discussed on the Tour de Jesmond family-friendly bike ride

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://northeastbylines.co.uk/the-benefits-of-low-traffic-neighbourhoods/

https://youtu.be/Wxq3vb0C-lk

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_327.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm MST

10th April 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 321: I Cycle Therefore I Am — Book Chat With Authors James Hibbard and Max Leonard

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: James Hibbard and Max Leonard

TOPICS: From highbrow psychedelia to being defined as a cyclist — discussing "The Art of Cycling: Philosophy, Meaning and a Life on Two Wheels" with author James Hibbard and blurb supplier Max Leonard

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://twitter.com/m_xl

https://twitter.com/jameshhibbard

http://pegasusbooks.com/authors/james-hibbard

https://www.isolapress.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_326.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm MST

6th April 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 325: Benchmarking Bicycling: How Good Is Your City For Cycling?

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Rebecca Davies, Malcom Davies (not related)

TOPICS: Drilling down into the cycling ranking system City Ratings from People for Bikes

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://cityratings.peopleforbikes.org

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_325.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am MST


31st March 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 324: Bike lanes are empty? Prove gibe wrong with this €199 window-mounted traffic counting camera

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Kris Vanherle

TOPICS: The Telraam traffic counting system uses a camera and AI to work out exactly what's going by on the road. And it's not just for professionals, you can buy one for your window and start measuring traffic 24/7, perhaps to prove that your road suffers from excessive speeding. Telraam's developer Kris Vanherle of Belgium here describes his neat new system and whether it could be used to counter those tabloid newspaper columnists and others who claim that bike lanes are empty.

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://www.telraam.net

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_324.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am MST


24th March 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 323: Bike Advocacy Woes In Motor-mad Malta 

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: James Craig Wightman

TOPICS: Flush with EU cash Malta is deepening its car dependency by building wider roads, dystopian flyovers and paying just lip service to sustainable modes of transport. Urbanist bike commuter James Craig Wightman shows Carlton Reid what it's like to live on a tiny island that's being eaten alive by car use.

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://twitter.com/its_life_jim

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_323a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:25am MST

21st February 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 322: Seeing Sensors With Philip and Irene McAleese

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Philip and Irene McAleese

TOPICS: Talking smart cities, road surface data and more with the cofounders of See Sense.

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://twitter.com/_IreneMc

https://twitter.com/_PhilipM

https://seesense.cc

https://youtu.be/i09-J99Hzi4 

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_322.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm MST

5th February 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 321: Bike freaks rule here: In Conversation with Vaude CEO Antje von Dewitz

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Antje von Dewitz

TOPICS: Vaude was on the road to being green long before Antje von Dewitz took over the running of the company but she significantly ramped up its corporate sustainability

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://www.vaude.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_321.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am MST

25th January 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 320: Get SUVs Off Our Streets: In Conversation with Critical Mass musician Dan Abrahams

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Dan Abrahams

TOPICS: Musician Dan Abrahams has written a couple of jaunty protest songs, one about oversized cars and another about getting around safely by bike. Both are accompanied by great videos, one of which stars a young girl riding her bike, alone, in Edinburgh before being joined by Critical Mass riders.

LINKS: 

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

https://www.ternbicycles.com

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://twitter.com/abrahams_music/

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

https://www.bikesforrefugees.scot

https://twitter.com/Bikes4Refugees

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49am MST

8th January 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 319: German word for beer diluted with lemonade is "cyclist" — oh, and Jim was probed by robots

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Jim Moss and Donna Tocci

TOPICS: Kidneys and beer. For an hour. Really.

LINKS: 

https://www.ternbicycles.com

Does cycling have a drinking problem? https://www.bicycling.com/health-nutrition/a42259477/cycling-drinking-alcohol-effects/

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

https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

https://twitter.com/DonnaTocci

https://twitter.com/RecreationLaw

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_319.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm MST

2nd January 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 318: Chris Boardman explains Active Travel England's Capability Fund

SPONSOR: Tern Bicycles

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Chris Boardman

TOPICS: Active Travel England's new £32.9m Capability Fund

LINKS: 

https://www.ternbicycles.com

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

HOST: https://twitter.com/CarltonReid

GUEST: https://twitter.com/Chris_Boardman

ACTIVE TRAVEL ENGLAND: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/active-travel-england

CAPABILITY FUND: https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2023/01/01/active-travel-englands-new-47m-capability-fund-will-create-transformational-knowledge-machine-says-chris-boardman/?sh=52e2e6aa4168

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20am MST