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The Cycling Roundtable Podcast

21st February 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 322: Seeing Sensors With Philip and Irene McAleese

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HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Philip and Irene McAleese

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


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5th February 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

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

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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


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25th January 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

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

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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.


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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.


Does cycling have a drinking problem?


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2nd January 2023

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

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

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HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Chris Boardman

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







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22nd December 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 317: Masterplanning Milan: Real Estate Developer Reshaping the City With Active Travel

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HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Stefano Corbella, Sustainability Officer, COIMA, Milan

TOPICS: Parking Minimums, Forests In the Sky and Dutch-style cyclist roundabouts in Milan









Carlton Reid  0:13  
Welcome to Episode 317 of the Spokesmen cycling podcast. The show was engineered on Thursday 22nd of December 2022.

David Bernstein  0:27  
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Carlton Reid  1.01
In the previous episode, I had a coffee and a cycle-related chat in the new Eroica cafe in downtown Milam. I'm Carlton Reid, and apologies for my croaky voice—I was at a Newcastle United match last night and may have shouted a wee bit. Anyway, the visit to Milan was a research trip to visit Porto Nueva, a formerly neglected part of the city, but which has been transformed by urban developers such as COIMA. The most famous part of this regeneration project is COIMA-commissioned Bosco Verticalle, or vertical forest, two high rise apartment buildings covered in trees and plants. I was part of a study group given a quick and inspirational tour of the tallest of these towers, and from near the top, I could see some of Milan's new protected cycleways. I also spotted a Dutch-style roundabout and a Cyclops-style staggered road junction on a busy arterial. Later, I interviewed COIMA-sustainability officer Stefano Corbella at this junction, and then we walked through an urban park built over another arterial and chatted about the changing face of Milan and how private developers work with cities on increasing the number of active travel journeys.

Carlton Reid  2:16  
Stefano, where are we are we are we in Milan right now overlooking this road? What is this road? 

Stefano Corbella  2:43  
This is Via Melchiorre Gioia, one of the main streets that connects the outskirts of Northern Milan, to the to the city centre going towards the Brera neighbourhood, one of the most historic and nice

neighbourhoods in Milan. 

Carlton Reid  3:04  
So, we're on a pedestrian bridge over the road, yeah, flanked by each side by bike paths, how new are those bike paths here? 

Stefano Corbella  3:13  
Yeah, those bike lanes we developed as part of the Porta Nuova development.

There was nothing at all before we started working on the project. And we added approximately four kilometres of cycling path integrated with later other development that the city of Milan is done. 

Carlton Reid  3:38  
So this road was wider here. So there was more lanes for cars. And you've taken one lane away. 

Given to the cyclists and the pedestrians?

Stefano Corbella  3:48  
Exactly, exactly. And this was part of the bigger master plan that connected the four neighbourhoods and around because the Porta Nuova project stands for about one kilometres in length. And for a total of 190,000 square metre of total masterplan, which include the park and so on. So the it was important for us to create

a connection for pedestrian cycling, separated by, by design with from the vehicle or vehicle or roads. 

Carlton Reid  4:25  
So we're not just walking past where you work. For COIMA. You're the sustainability officer. Founded in 1974,

which is the developer of a number of plots, projects in Milan, but we are now walking through

into the park. So what's this park? 

Stefano Corbella  4:46  
This is BAM, Biblioteca degli Alberi di Milano, is a park that we developed on behalf of the city of Milan and then now we manage to an agreement with the city and we take care about

Security, maintenance, but also and most important cultural activity and culture activation in in our neighbourhood. 

Carlton Reid  5:10  
And we are higher than road level here. 

Stefano Corbella  5:14  

Carlton Reid  5:14  
So this is on stilts this is your this has been built up above the arterial road or the rest of the road. 

Stefano Corbella  5:21  
Yeah, on top of the road. Yeah, exactly one of the key issues of this master plan. And the challenges that we face when we started the design was the fact that the Melchiorre Gioia,  and Via Della Liberazione were cutting in four corner it was to street just cut the, the entire site in the middle. So in order to make the public spaces more appealing, more quality to give quality spaces, we lift everything up about six metre. And we work with the landscaper to gently make the landscaper not even perceiving these six metre differences between ease or a neighbourhood that is down there with the Bosco Verticale. And the Piazza Gae Aulenti,  that is here where we are walking at the moment. 

Carlton Reid  6:16  
So describe because this is the famous one that many people will have seen photographs of I'm sure what we can see now the as you said at the Bosco Verticale, so what is what is this? 

Stefano Corbella  6:25  

Bosco Verticale is a residential development, there are two towers, which we design with the I think the smart idea and interesting idea to implement trees, but I mean real trees, we have trees, about four metre high, five metre high in the balcony of the, of the,

design because it was nothing new in some ways because there are plenty of green spaces on balcony but this scale that we put into this project and the size of the trees that was the you know the the things that was pretty new. 

Carlton Reid  7:28  
Was it 2015 when it was finished? 

Stefano Corbella  7:30  
Yes, pretty much. 

Carlton Reid  7:32  
And then no well now what so we won't be hearing the the car noise any more because it's it's as you say six metres below us. Yeah. So come into a very modern Deluxe office complexes are parked over that way but this is still a very vibrant space Yes 6pm at night.

But tell me what this was before before that obviously the road is here. But now what is this whole area what was it?

Stefano Corbella  8:02  
It was a former railway yard. It was used in the beginning of the 19th century, then the train line was pushed back a little better. And but the area was left there for decades now with the abandoned railway with the you know nothing. They're only you know, ground polluted by you know, the things that happen in in a railway and in the municipality of Milan and other developers try to develop the area for decades until a back in 2004, 2005 COIMA with the joint venture of investor started the development of Porta Nuova and with the with the entire site in one go, no and that was pretty amazing because finally, the project succeeded. We have been lucky that different mayor of Milan that pass through the time that we build everything

promoted the site promoted the development so we have been able to complete the project in fairly good time and at the end that we completed.

Carlton Reid  9:21  
So your colleague Kelly in one of her talks of the day was talking about how when Isola when that was like reconnected yeah so you could you could then walk across from Yeah, in fact the park to go across you no longer had to go across the railway line or the busy road. That was a very joyous. 

Stefano Corbella  9:39  
Absolutely. Isola in the Italian word and in English is highlands and highlands because was surrounded by the former railway yard. And in order to get there from the city centre was a kind of a journey because you have to go through the railway. You have to

a tunnel within the train. So it was not an easy travel despite the distance from each other and  Brera it few 100 metres but was completely blocked by the former railway yard. So when we open up the Piazza Gae Aulenti, and we have been able to connect it through that passage was was a kind of

joy moment for the residents of Isola. 

Carlton Reid  10:32  
And the bike infrastructure, the bike paths that are there now, were they planned originally or was this a later addition? 

Stefano Corbella  10:39  
No, no, it was all planned was all planned all the pathway. The design of the landscape was planned since the beginning. We build up in in phases, but there was a part of the plan that works, actually, after the project in the city of Milan also increased the connection further, because they

they find out that that was a good connection through Isola and the city centre. 

Carlton Reid  11:11  
So do you monitor as a developer do you monitor how many people are arriving by car, how many people arriving by metra, because we are surrounded by public transport here.

Stefano Corbella  11:22  
Yeah, yeah. 

Carlton Reid  11:23  
And how people many by bicycle? Foot? 

Stefano Corbella  11:25  
Yeah, we we have a close monitoring of the pedestrian footfall, which has now reached more than 10 million people here in the Piazza Gae Aulenti. We are working to increase that footfall to 15 millions in the next few years by

addressing the cultural events here, the leisure

people enjoy to live in Porta Nuova and better it is because make the site more attractive and more livable and so on.

Carlton Reid  12:09  
Now, COIMA is also involved in a Porto Ramona.


Stefano Corbella  12:17  
Porta Romana.

Porta Romana

Carlton Reid  12:20  
At least one of those is correct.

Which is going to be the site of in 2026, the Winter Olympic Village. 

Stefano Corbella  12:30  

Carlton Reid  12:31  
That has obviously the the student accommodation on top. Yeah, that's, that's, that's that's kind of your part of the development. But underneath, there's an awful lot of car parking space, which in today's presentation was was very much you know, this is a very boring bit, we're not going to talk about this very much we're going to what the surface stuff, but then there's an awful lot of space underneath — is it half? — is car parking. 

Stefano Corbella  13:02  

Carlton Reid  13:03  
So, is that

And I kinda know the answer to this is that the municipality having a parking code. So, if you have a development you need x number of car parking spaces?

Stefano Corbella  13:16  
Yeah, there is a national law which obliges new developments with certain end with a certain typology of building use to provide for parking space and that is a mandatory requirement. 

Carlton Reid  13:31  
So, there is no way you can avoid that?

Stefano Corbella  13:35  
There are only few places where you can not apply that law and is in within historic centre like Rome, because obviously, there is no physical space to create or you know, technical difficulties to create any basement in such a historic centres. But for other for other parts of typically, all the development has to provide that amount of capacity even though in some cases, we as a developer, we know that we will probably not need such amount of parking.

Carlton Reid  14:12  
This is student housing ...

Stefano Corbella  14:13  

Carlton Reid  14:14  
... you're building and students famously probably do not have their own cars so you will not need all that space.

Stefano Corbella  14:20  
What we have done, what we are doing, is that the first level of parking, we design and we will build with a slightly higher floor to ceiling height.

with in order to build up some flexibility to repurpose that area in the future if we will be able to change the use of that. 

Carlton Reid  14:42  
Do you think it will be used as parking during the Olympics for the month but you haven't yet but then maybe afterwards is you so no, no, I'm gonna say look forward and do so far with this law?

Stefano Corbella  14:53  
That is going to be a kappa there's no way we can change. One day if this law

will be no, no longer applicable. And because the car parking we expect that will be used less and less, especially in well connected cities, we will have a lot of space that is unfit. No? And so the idea is let's build a floor that would be able to accommodate other function. So to use the space, otherwise, we will have an empty space for nothing. 

Carlton Reid  15:25  
Yes. So many cities or many countries around the world are removing those or trying to remove those parking minimums, because this ...

Stefano Corbella  15:34  
France, London

if you're closer to public transportation, you have a derogation on that. 

Carlton Reid  15:41  
So, do politicians in Italy recognise that other countries are removing the parking minimums be no matter what other countries are doing we should remove parking minimums because from a sustainability point of view, parking minimums now kind of crazy. 

Stefano Corbella  15:57  
Yeah, I don't know.

I certainly hopw that with this will be taken into consideration by future legislation, because I think in some places make totally sense not to push for that amount of parking, because sometimes we believe is not needed. So it's a waste of money. It's

an impact on on the environment, because you build more space for for things, but we will see. Hopefully, they will at some point will be taken into consideration. 

Carlton Reid  16:35  
And going back to this development here. Again, something that I think it was Kelly, who mentioned this was that in the in the original master plan, the there was much more of the roads that are around here. were much, much worse, supposed to be much narrower. Yeah. cobbles, maybe. And it was the municipality who said no, leave it as a  highway now. So do developers, such as yourselves? Try and do things and municipalities, for whatever reasons, push back? Are developers actually, further ahead of what we need in this world? 

Stefano Corbella  17:21  
Sometimes, yes. But it is as as you know, it's it's a negotiation, you know, we may not see something that the municipality see or they have in the plan, what we can do is to try to demonstrate our, you know, thesis with calculation, we are the, and we always have

all the all the things works, and we don't want to necessarily narrow streets, because they look pretty, we want the street that works for the purpose of the function that have to do. So we have transport consultant. And if we believe that

street could be smaller is because there's there's a calculation that demonstrate a simulation that demonstrate that, but you know, is a negotiation with the municipality, and sometimes we win the discussion. Sometimes we lose the discussion. At the end of the day, I think the project is, is is is beautiful is a nice place. People love it. 

Carlton Reid  18:37  
So are he roads that are out, basically are outside of your development. So the exterior one, obviously the one that's coming through here, you're above it, you're not you're not interacting with  it below, but the ones outside. So that's the municipality who have put

the bike paths in? Or is there? 

Stefano Corbella  18:58  
No, no. As part of the in for this project, because it was so big. And in general for big, huge urban regeneration project.

There's uban agreement between the developer and the public authority, and typically happens that the developer has to pay taxes for the building that they built, and for the urbanisation, and that is two way, you can pay by cash to the municipality or you can give back in equal value infrastructure works. So we take we we've been taking care about the design of everything, including the public spaces, all the infrastructure, and we built on behalf of the city. And then once we completed the ownership

was given back to the city so we did everything and we gave back to the city

Carlton Reid  20:00  
Because outside when we're when we're very high up, and we're looking down at everything you had some from from I'm a I'm a bike geek. Yeah. I kind of know the infrastructure that's been built here. But there's like a roundabout. Yeah. With it's like Dutch style roundabout. Yeah, the priority to the cyclists go round it outside. And then at the junction where we started the UK, that's that's called a cyclops junction, where the red is for the pedestrians and the cyclists, it gets, you know, cyclists and pedestrians across these major, major junctions. So were they, you might have built them, did the municipality provide the designs for them? 

Stefano Corbella  20:44  
No, we did the also the design and we had to, you know, get their approval from the municipality. You know, everything has been designed and built by us. There are certain rules that we have to follow those design guidelines, specifically provided by the municipality, so we had to follow those guidelines. Once we completed the design, we gave back to the municipality for approval, we had to provide the bill of quantity than the cost because obviously, you have to match the equivalent of the taxes that you have to pay so and that has to be checked by a third party. And in order to match the equivalent amount of money that you have to give back through taxes. But the design is, is all by as, approved by the municipality. 

Carlton Reid  21:36  
At this point, let's take a quick commercial interlude with my colleague, David. 

David Bernstein  21:40  
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Carlton Reid  22:50  
Thanks, David. And we're back with COIMA's Stefan Corbella as we continue our amble through BAM. 

Rather than looking at this this particular project where we are now going just in general across maybe any number of projects that COIMA is involved now are going to be involved with

do you see the pedestrianisation that you have here and the bike paths? Do you see that as something that that's only going to get bigger and bigger and bigger in the future?

Stefano Corbella  23:23  
 I totally agree. In fact in Porta Romana, we are actually doing the same exactly the same things. Porta Romana has two lines of train cutting in the middle of the master plan. We are rising the landscape to get across with the park get across the railway. And we are building up like a bridge the

the forester spacer the suspended forest in this case, that cover with a pedestrian path, all the two train lines. So in the landscape will be way better. The train will pass without any any interruption. And most important pedestrian and cycling paths will pass without any trouble and problem without crossing any cars. 

Carlton Reid  24:19  
And so in the London Olympics, and I'm many of the Olympics, I guess there were the roads because London's a very congested city they had VIP Olympic lanes. So only a Olympic officials, athletes could drive in these lanes. Is that something that?

Stefano Corbella  24:39  

Well, the, the I'm not sure. What I know is that within the Olympic village or the there are there will be a protection around it. And certain parts of the street will be restricted for security purposes. But I'm not I'm not

aware about the street that is being given the VIP path? That I don't know. 

Carlton Reid  25:06  
Okay. And do you envisage athletes and people who are connected to the Olympics to use bikes to get around? 

Stefano Corbella  25:15  
I don't know.

I don't know. I don't know. 

Carlton Reid  25:19  
Because that isn't part of the sustainability plan. No, we need X amount of people to be not in cars? 

Stefano Corbella  25:26  
No, there is no requirement. Although all the Olympic village and the building that we are built, building, there is quite a huge cycling storage for the future student because we will build the Olympic village but then the buildings will be converted straight afterwards into the student housing. And the idea is to make it very design and the properly the building in order to make these changes very quickly. Because the academic year starts in September. So we want to be sure that we have the students that can use the buildings straight after the Olympic

Olympic season. 

Carlton Reid  26:14  
And every chain is only as strong as its weakest link. 

Stefano Corbella  26:19  

Carlton Reid  26:19  
So as a developer, you may provide very, very good bike paths through Olympic village and through through here, etc. But then when people get outside of the perimeter there, then just the municipality, yeah, is what they provide. Now, do you lobby Do you ask the municipality look, if we're going to build all these fantastic bike lanes here, can you please make sure that this extends to the Duomo, extends to here, extends to the station? 

Stefano Corbella  26:52  
Yeah, it's, yeah, when we when, as I mentioned, we have traffic consultants in our projects. And obviously, we we check the continuity of the bike lane, and you know, not to build a bike lane that is 100 metre long and then start and stop in the middle of nothing. No, because that will be

will be okay, but a waste of money.

Carlton Reid  27:22  
So I know this is Isola as an island. But yeah, so you're not looking at a development as an island and you provide great stuff. You know that for the plan for it to work it has to be an area.

Stefano Corbella  27:35  
Yeah, yeah. And to be honest, at the beginning, I remember that the beginning of the project.

to tell you on other things is the city of Milan has changed the the mindset, in bike lane, in green areas, and so on. I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago, the municipality or in general the city was sceptic about planting trees. Now the city of Milan has a plan to plant 3 million trees, now is completely change their mindset fortunately.

Carlton Reid  28:35  
I was in a brand new cafe that opened this afternoon on Via Tunisia. Eroica.

So that's a famous race in Italy. And this is the third cafe. And the manager who I was speaking to there, had had just been speaking to in fact, they left as as I came in, with the mayor

with about five or six people from the, from the municipality, yeah, talking to the manager and looking at this new cafe. Now, the managers said, and I know politicians will say anything, but the mayor said that they are very serious, very serious about getting rid of cars. 

Stefano Corbella  29:21  
Yeah, I know. 

Carlton Reid  29:22  
And is this something you've heard before? 

No, no, no.

Stefano Corbella  29:40  
it's a much more pleasant city with less cars, way more pleasant. And

Carlton Reid  29:48  
But is it feasible though? 

Stefano Corbella  29:52  
Yeah, yeah. I think I believe in certain in certain areas, with well connected public transportation

it should it could be feasible.

But, you know, we will see how we develop certainly is an improvement of quality of the city. That's for sure. 

Carlton Reid  30:11  
I should do my research here. But how long is the mayor being the mayor for? How long has he got left? And if if a city mayor went to the city's resident and said, I'm going to be taking lots of cars

out of the city, would that mayor be voted in again?

Stefano Corbella  30:31  
He just started his second mandate? So he has other almost four full years. He's just started the second mandate. So has a long way. 

Carlton Reid  30:44  
Would he be voted in again? And this is a hard question, but would he be voted in again if he had a plan to remove many cars? Is that something that you think Milan people would be? 

Stefano Corbella  30:53  
Well, that would be I think, Milan has several things. That will be one of the many. I'm not sure they will, these aspects will be key to

Carlton Reid  31:09  
being voted in again? 

Stefano Corbella  31:11  
I think there are many other reasons. I think he's done a very good job. And, you know, there's four years to, in front of us.

Carlton Reid  31:21  
So it's a good sign that he's he's going into a bike cafe. 

Stefano Corbella  31:24  
Exactly. That's definitely a good sign. 

Thanks to Stefano Corbella and thanks to you for listening to Episode 317 of the Spokesmen podcast. Links to COIMA' developments, including Bosco Verticale, can be found on the show notes at The next episode will be on the role of data in getting more people on bikes, but meanwhile have a Merry Christmas and here's to a green and happy New Year and, as always, get out there and ride ...

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13th December 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 316: Milan to banish cars, Mayor promises manager of Eroica Caffe 

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HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Andrea Benesso

TOPICS: Eroica cycling cafe in Milan.


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8th December 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 315: World Champion Transportation Cyclist Beryl Burton — Book Chat With Author Jeremy Wilson

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HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Jeremy Wilson

TOPICS: The amazing


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17th November 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 313: Tour de Luxe — riding with legends on Ibiza with upscale Leblanq

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HOST: Carlton Reid


TOPICS: Balcony views, posh food, drafting behind legends — listen up for what guests think of their luxury bike break with LeBlanq in Ibiza. Carlton Reid also interviews Mark Cavendish and Johaan Museeuw while riding with them on the party island, and Leblanq cofounder Justin Clarke reveals why c-suite execs love rolling with world champions.


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4th November 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 312: Good Move: How Bicycles Could End the Occupation of Cars in the EU capital of Brussels

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HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Elke Van den Brandt, mobility minister for Brussels; Luxembourg councillor and EU Committee of the Regions rapporteur for mobility Linda Gaasch; Alison Abrahams from the Casual Cycling Club; Philip Amaral, policy directer of the European Cyclists’ Federation; Kim Smelter of the European Network Against Racism; and Philip Cerny, author of the European Mobility Atlas.

TOPICS: The burgeoning of bicycling in Brussels


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30th October 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 311: You don't have to be horrible to win

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HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Donna Tocci, Jim Moss

TOPICS: Roundtable discussion on Cav's chances of winning a stage of the 2023 Tour de France, Musk's takeover of Twitter, Mario Cipollini's three year prison sentence for domestic abuse, and will Denver's super popular e-bike rebate program reduce car trips?


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27th October 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 310: Cycling legends roundtable with Mark Cavendish, Oscar Freire, Adam Blythe, Johan Museeuw & Matt Stephens

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HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Mark Cavendish, Oscar Freire, Adam Blythe, Johan Museeuw & Matt Stephens

TOPIC: This roundtable discussion was recorded at LeBlanq's Joyride in Ibiza 


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6th October 2022

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 308: In conversation with Legion's Justin Williams

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HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Justin Williams

TOPIC: On today's show, six days into Black History Month, Carlton talks about the inspirational 19th century black American professional cycle racer Major Taylor with his modern equivalent, Justin Williams. Like Major Taylor, Justin raced in Europe but unlike Major Taylor he's entreuprenial, using his Los-Angeles-based Legion racing team, which he founded with his equally fast brother Cory, to increase the diversity of cycling. In this 45-minute chat they talk about Justin's cycling mad dad and the crazy popular cycling scene of Belize. 



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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.



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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.



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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.


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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.


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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.


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22nd December 2021

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 289: Two Volcano Sprint winner and bike entrepreneur Andrew Phillips


HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Andrew Phillips


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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 254: From the Tour de Trump to the Tour de France via Arkansas

Monday 24th August 2020


HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: David Bernstein and Jim Moss.


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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 253: Tern's Josh Hon Unveils 2nd Generation Of The Iconic Compact Electric Cargobike, GSD

Monday 10th August 2020


HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Josh Hon, team captain, Tern Bicycles


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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 248: Speed

Tuesday 30th June 2020


HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Professor Rachel Aldred, Superintendent Andy Cox and Chris Boardman


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EPISODE 242: A Different World, A Better World, A Bicycling World

Thursday 9th April 2020


HOST: Carlton Reid


Sydney's manager of cycling strategy Fiona Cambell.

Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar and the New Urban Mobility Alliance of Washington, DC.

Tim Blumenthal, president of People for Bikes, USA.

PLUS: An audio interview with Automobile Association president Edmund King.

TOPICS: The future for cycling in a post coronavirus world. PLUS: the president of Britain's Automobile Association muses that, if car use doesn't recover after the end of the COVID-19 lockdown, it would be best not to splash £27 billion on building more roads for motorists.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 236: San Francisco To Wymondham

Thursday 6th February 2020


HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Geeti Silwal of Perkins Will, one of the prime movers behind getting cars off Market Street in San Francisco; "Dr. X" — the cyclist who was swerved into by a Norfolk motorist for not using a duff cycle path, a road rage incident captured by a following motorist's dash cam.

News stories available at


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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

Time Space Elongation, Marxist Geographers, Biking While Black: In Conversation With John Stehlin

Episode 234

Saturday 11th January 2020


HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: John Stehlin, assistant professor at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, author of "Cyclescapes of the Unequal City."

The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

Bike Share & Transportation Planning — With Andy Boenau

Episode 232

Tuesday 17th December 2019


HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Andy Boenau

NOTES: Bike Share book:

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Episode 222

Tour de France special.


Sunday 28th July 2019

HOST: Carlton Reid


Attorney Jim Moss

Joe Robinson, writer for Cyclist magazine

Casper Hughes of Rollapaluza and Stop Killing Cyclists

TOPICS: Tour de France special.

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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


HOST: Carlton Reid


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.

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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.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 210

In Conversation With Urban Bike Sharing's Axel Bentsen

Thursday, 28th February 2019


HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Axel Bentsen, Urban Bike Sharing, Oslo

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

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.


Donna Tocci

Jim Moss

Tim Jackson


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

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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 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 202 Riding through London on the front seat of Pedal Me's e-cargobike Tuesday, 16th October 2018 HOST: Carlton Reid GUEST: Benjamin Knowles, 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 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.


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 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.


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.


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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.


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

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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, and Caspar Hughes of Stop Killing Cyclists.


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 #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 181 – The Art of Grumpiness

Sunday, 4th February 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

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



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

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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

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 174

Wednesday 13th December 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Dr. Rachel Aldred of the University of Westminster and Tom Maskell of Newcastle University’s OpenLab

TOPIC: We talked about cycle infrastructure, equity, academia, dockless bikes, the dominance of white faces in cycle activism and how to get more bums on bike saddles.

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Episode 173

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable podcast

Transport minister Jesse Norman and Manchester’s cycling csar Chris Boardman

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Jesse Norman is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads, Local Transport and Devolution. Chris Boardman is Greater Manchester’s cycling and walking commissioner

HOST: Carlton Reid

TOPIC: Audio grabbed from the Innovations in Walking and Cycling conference, Kia Oval, London, staged Tuesday 21st 2017. Info on


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This episode is an interview with Matt Briggs who, tragically, lost his wife Kim when she was involved in a road traffic incident in London in 2016. She died a week after being hit by fixie rider Charlie Alliston, whose bicycle didn’t have a front brake which is illegal. Alliston was sentenced to 18 months in youth detention. We don't discuss Charlie Alliston directly, but we do discuss Matt’s campaign to make sure fixie retailers sell legally compliant bicycles. We also discuss Matt’s campaign for a law change, bringing cyclists into line with motorists who kill. It’s this second part of the campaign which has generated an amazing amount of media coverage and promises of government action – there have been mentions of the campaign by Prime Minister Theresa May, the Department for Transport has said it will carry out a review of “cycle safety”, and the minister for transport has sent out an extraordinary letter asking cycling organizations to police cyclists, the kind of letter that has never been sent to motoring organizations (I checked). Matt has been on the BBC, Sky News and all over much of the rest of the media. But this is his first audio interview with a cycle journalist, and I asked questions that the mainstream media didn’t.

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Episode 169: Oy vey, it's Woodstock for bikes

Sunday, 24th September 2017


HOST: Carlton Reid


David Bernstein, The Forecast

Richard Wittenberg, Factor Bicycles





Saaaaagggggaaaan wins World Championships for record third time.

Cookson is voted out as UCI president. Vive La France!

The Lugano Charter.

Breaking Away

Giro d’Italia to start in Israel – will protests mar the event?

The firestorm over a broken TT bar failure – Red Kite Prayer’s tech explanation.


David’s nerdy way to protect bikes on a roof rack.
Police crackdown on "close pass" drivers leads to huge safety gains – Traffic West Midlands' police twitter feed.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 166 "Get out there and ride!" Sunday, 6th August 2017 08:00 PST HOST: Carlton Reid PANELISTS: Jim Moss David Bernstein Richard Wittenberg Donna Tocci SPONSOR: Jenson USA TOPICS Tour de France wrap-up and David’s experience at Stage 15 Colorado Classic Bicycle Race & Velorama Interbike moving to Reno Tahoe for 2018 show TIPS David – Apple Watch update glitches. Jim – read Confessions of a Strava Hater. Donna - turn everything off and go ride! Richard – yes to riding more! Carlton – Chris Boardman becomes Manchester’s “cycling Csar”

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 156 Friday 14th April 2017. HOST: Carlton Reid GUESTS: Guardian journalist Peter Walker Martha Roskowski of People for Bikes TV Motos International's Gregg Betonte SPONSOR: Jenson USA TOPICS In this Spokesman Special Carlton Reid interviews three guests. Peter Walker has a book out, "Bike Nation" – its subtitle is "How cycling can save the world". Martha Roskowski is vice president for local innovation at People For Bikes. This US cycle advocacy organisation is urging US cities and towns to choose someone to complete an online City Snapshot to get free access to a new network analysis tool that uses OpenStreetMap to plot existing and potential locations for cycle infrastructure. Gregg Betonte is co-owner of motorbike-filmcrew specialist TV Motos International which provides moto-support to races such as the Tour of California and Tour de Yorkshire. +++ The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast is sponsored by Jenson USA.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 153

Sunday, March 26th 2017

08:00 PST

HOSTCarlton Reid




Ghent-Wevelgem – one year after death of Antoine Demoitié of Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert

Sir Bradley Wiggins – “I’ll shock people” – he already has cos he said “marginal gains” and the “chimp thing” are rubbish.

Bling #1 – The North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2017.

NAHBS – Best-in-Show: Prince bike

Not nice – Wolftooth posting on Instagram. Offending link taken down live on air.

You kidding me? – Lord Carlile blames the Westminster Bridge London terrorist attack on the cycleway.

Report scofflaw motorists – Close Call Database: report bad drivers here and others in your area are notified.

Bling #2 – 11 lbs, $40,000 bicycle from PG of Germany and Bugatti. 


The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast is sponsored by Jenson USA.


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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 66

May  15, 2011

Host: Carlton 


Jim Moss

Neil Browne #IRuinedCycling

Nicole Formasa

Tony Farrelly


Wouter Weylandt dies after Giro d'Italia crash 

Neil Browne takes down cycling single-handedly (says Floyd Landis/Chade O’Grey and Lance Armstrong).

Is the Amgen Tour of California nearly one of the Grand Tours?

Etape Caledonia, big Scottish closed-road sportive/Gran Fondo, again attacked with tacks. This sort of sabotage has also happened in the US, at an event in Maryland last year. 

Cake, coffee and cycling: new site dedicated to our three favorite things! PatisserieCycling by Louise McCake.

Favorite cycling apps: Rain Alarm, Cyclingnews,, La Gazetta, Cycling Grub

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