The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast (podcasts)
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EPISODE 260: Say It With Flowers — My Guardian article's LTN interviews

“When you see a bike like mine, filled with flowers, even the most steely, cantankerous Grinch will smile, because it’s a business that spreads joy."

Four interviews rescued from the cutting-room floor.

Monday 16th November 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA — https://www.jensonusa.com/thespokesmen

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Newbie cyclist Sarah Berry, bottle shop owner Liam Plowman, cargobike florist Victoria Clasen and cycle campaigner Giles Gibson.

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_260.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 259: Cyclist Detection Tech With Tome Software CEO Jake Sigal And History of Road Equity With Historian Peter Norton

Monday 26th October 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Jake Sigal and Peter Norton

TRANSCRIPT/SHOWNOTES: www.the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_259.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 258: "This is a transport revolution" In conversation with Chris Boardman

Thursday 1st October 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Chris Boardman. Greater Manchester's walking and cycling commissioner

SHOW NOTES: the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_258.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 257: What's the Plural of Moose: Moose, Meese, or Mooses?

Sunday 13th September 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: David Bernstein and Jim Moss

SHOW NOTES: www.the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_257.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 256: In Conversation with Two Ians

Saturday 5th September 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Environmental psychologist and ultra-endurance cyclist Ian Walker.

SHOW NOTES: www.the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_256.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 255: Canyon Creates Concept Car (And Releases Utility e-Bikes)

Tuesday 1st September 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Sebastian Wegerle, Jack Noy and Roman Arnold of Canyon.

SHOW NOTES: www.the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_255.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 252: Let's Not Be Stupid With Snot Rockets

Monday 3rd August 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOSTS: Carlton Reid & David Bernstein

GUEST: Jim Moss

TOPICS: We talk about Strade Bianche, the bike boom, all things Covid-19, the likelihood of the Tour de France being staged. And this show is also available as a video on YouTube. See: www.the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_252.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 251: Riding High — Preview of the UCI Road World Championships Course, Switzerland

Saturday 25th July 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Swiss Cycling guide Christian Paul, Verbier tourism's Elise Farquet and Adam Sedgewick of Haut Velo

SHOW NOTES: the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_251.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 250: In conversation with the rock star of parking, Donald Shoup

Saturday 18th July 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Donald Shoup, distinguished research professor of urban planning at University of California at Los Angeles, and author of the groundbreaking 2005 booking The High Cost of Free Parking.

SHOWNOTES: www.the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_250.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 249: This is not white gentrification, this is active travel infrastructure for everybody

Sunday 5th July 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Clyde Loakes, deputy leader, Waltham Forest Borough Council

SHOWNOTES: www.the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_249.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 247: In conversation with Leo Rodgers

Saturday 20th June 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Leo Rodgers

THANKS TO: Bicycling writer Peter Flax and photographer James Luedde

SHOWNOTES: the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_247.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 246: "The bike world has never seen anything like this": Jay Townley on Bike Boom 2020 vs Bike Boom 1970-4

Sunday 7th June 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Jay Townley

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_246.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 245: In Conversation With Callum Skinner

Sunday 31st May 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Olympian Callum Skinner

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_245.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 244: Cycling Is Left Wing—You'll Never See Donald Trump On a Bicycle

Monday 11th May 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Jack Thurston, author of "Lost Lanes" series of cycle touring books and owner of The Bike Show podcast.

TOPIC: All about Jack, including his background and his views on whether cycling is a left wing thing

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_244.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 243: Cycling Palestine with Sohaib Samara, Malak Hasan & Julian Sayarer

Thursday 16th April 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Sohaib Samara and Malak Hasan, co-organisers of advocacy group Cycling Palestine.

Travel writer and cycle tourist Julian Sayarer, author of "Fifty Miles Wide" a harrowing account of his recent cycling trips in Israel and Palestine, meeting with people on both sides of the divide.

TOPIC: Cycling in Palestine.

LINKS & TRANSCRIPT: Available on the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_243.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

FRUSTRATED PURPOSES

Sunday 29th March 2020

SPONSORS: Jenson USA, Sport Suds

HOSTS: David Bernstein & Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Jim Moss, Donna Tocci, Richard Masoner & Tim Jackson

TOPICS: Some of original Spokesmen members discuss the Covid-19 lockdown and cycling. Also includes the return of "show tips."

SHOWNOTES: The-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_241_LOCKDOWN_SPECIAL.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

In Conversation with Tori Fahey of Apidura

"We don't use Facebook or Google, we support the bikepacking community"

Tuesday 10th March 2020

SPONSORS: Jenson USA, Sports Suds

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Tori Fahey, Apidira bikepacking bags

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_240_Apidura.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

Segregation of South African Cyclists, Then and Now

Monday 17th February 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Njogu Morgan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

NOTES: the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_239_NjoguMorgan.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 238: Meet the Bicycle Mayor of Coventry, Britain's "Motor City"

Monday 10th February 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOSTS: Carlton Reid & Laura Laker

GUESTS:

Adam Tranter of Fusion Media, the new Bicycle Mayor of Coventry.

Maud de Vries, Bicycle Mayor programme, BYCS, Amsterdam.

Satya Sankaran, Bicycle Mayor of Bengalaru, India.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_238__Bicycle_Mayor_of_Coventry___10_02_2020_13_55.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

EPISODE 237: In conversation with Peter Harrison on 30-mile bike ride in Northumberland

Sunday 9th February 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Peter Harrison, Cyclone Festival of Cycling

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_237_PeterHarrison.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

Episode 235: In Conversation With Rémi Clermont Co-founder of Apparel Brand Café du Cycliste

Wednesday 29th January 2020

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Rémi Clermont, co-founder Café du Cycliste.

NOTES: www.the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_235___Remi_Cafe_du_Cycliste.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

$100,000 For A Bicycle? In Conversation with Michael Moureček of Festka

Episode 233

Monday 23rd December 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Michael Moureček

NOTES:

The-spokesmen.com

Forbes.com/sites/carltonreid


"I Accidentally Ate Horse Cheese": Josh Reid On His Gravel Bike Ride From China To The UK

Wednesday 4th December 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Josh Reid (Instagram "joshreids")

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

Sunday 24th November 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_230.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

Riding a Brompton Along A Belgian Bike Path In Germany

Tuesday 12th November 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info on the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_229.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

Tuesday 29th October 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

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

Jaume Rue of Cycling Costa Daurada.

Music is Mussara by Carles Ribot.

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https://bravecoastrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mussara

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_228.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Podcast

Tuesday 8th October 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

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

TOPICS:

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

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_227.mp3
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Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Sunday 29th September 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

British pro cyclist Ben Swift

Greater Manchester's walking and cycling commissioner Chris Boardman

Helen Pidd, The Guardian

Fundraiser Steve Craddock

TOPICS:

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

Interview with Help for Heroes top fundraiser Steve Craddock.

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

TEACHING OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS IN EPIC BIKEPARK LEOGANG

Sunday 15th September 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

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

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

https://www.elements-outdoorsports.at/en/home/336/about-us

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_225.mp3
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Episode 224

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

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

Sunday 11th August 2019

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Lee Martin, owner of Velolife cafe

Cycling UK's campaigns head Duncan Dollimore

And – via DMs – barrister Martin Porter QC

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_224.mp3
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Episode 223

Re-Opening Of Britain's Best Cycleway

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

Wednesday 7th August 2019

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Engineer Stuart Turnbull

Jonah Morris, partnership manager, Sustrans

Peter Calhoun, a Ridley-riding roadie

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_223.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 221

Thursday 18th July 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

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

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_221.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 220

Monday 8th July 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Adrian Montgomery and Scott Montgomery

CrankTank Mark Sevenoff, Outerbike/Western Spirit

Lori Barrett, Rotor

Chris Schieffer, Zoic

Barton Burdette, Fidlock

Tom Brady, Light & Motion

Cassie Abel, Wild Rye

Zach Spinhirne-Martin, Viathon/WalMart

Peter and Tom Marchment, Luisa Grappone, Hunt Wheels

TOPICS:

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_220.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 218

"USA! USA! USA"

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Jim Moss

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_219.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 218

Thursday 4th July 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Brent Whittington, owner of Moots.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_218.mp3
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Bikes and more from the UITP Global Public Transport Summit (part 2)

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 217

Friday 14th June 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

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

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

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

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_217.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 215

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

Tuesday 21st May 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Pepe Para

Mark Beaumont

TOPICS:

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_215.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 214

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

Monday 13th May 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Jim Moss & Laura Laker

TOPICS:

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

British Cycling’s “mutual respect” campaign.

Carlton and Laura’s Velo-city Kickstarter

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

Floyds of Leadville

Team Ineos fracking protests

Giant vs Fushida

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_214.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 213

In Conversation With Marjut Ollitervo

Wednesday, 1st May 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

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

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_213.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 212

In Conversation With Danny Cowe and Zak Pashak

Thursday, 25th April 2019

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

HOST: Carlton Reid.

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

TOPICS:

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

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_212.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 209

In Conversation With Paralympian Gold Medallist Mark Rohan

Sunday, 24th February 2019

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

HOST: Carlton Reid.

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

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_209.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 207

Tuesday, 15th January 2019

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS:

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

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

SPONSOR: Jenson USA.

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

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

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 206

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

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Clive Matthews

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

TOPIC:

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

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_206.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 205

London’s Five-Year Cycling Action Plan – in conversation with Will Norman

Monday, 17th December 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Will Norman

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

TOPIC: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today joined London’s cycling and walking commissioner Will Norman at a new-build protected cycleway in the Outer London borough of Enfield for the launch of the capital’s Cycling Action Plan. This five-year plan sets out the timescale for tripling the number of protected cycleways since Khan came to office and also reveals new quality standards for cycling infrastructure. Last week, for a news story on Forbes.com published today, I recorded an interview with Will Norman previewing today’s launch.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_205.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 203  

Monday, 5th November 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Jim Moss.

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

TOPICS: Today’s episode features Carlton and Jim talking about cycle helmets. Jim sits on a bunch of helmet committees for ASTM, and a tweet of his went a little viral when he wrote that cycle helmets do not protect against concussions. This was a tweet in response to this Forbes article, “I Do Not Wear A Helmet.” (In fact, he does.)

For URLs go to the-spokesmen.com

ASTM cycle helmet standards.

Jim’s helmet articles on Recreation-law.com.

6D helmets – protection from concussions?

Helmets called for to prevent injury to golf players and spectators.

In 2005, BikeBiz reported that three US dental associations called for mandatory use not just of cycle helmets to protect against facial injuries but also mouthguards. “The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Association of Orthodontists advocate the use of mouth guards for children and adults when cycling,” said a joint press release at the time.

Sweden's Hovding airbag "helmet".

Kali helmets: concussions and real-world data.

MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) helmet technology.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_203.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 201: Slap on that cannabis chamois cream

Monday, 8th October 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELIST: Jim Moss

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Carlton Reid won transport journalist of the year in Press Gazette's British Journalism Awards for Specialist Media.

Marc Sani back as Editor of BRAIN; Carlton leaves BikeBiz for pastures new.

Floyd Landis is creating a cycling development team and may be taking Floyd's of Leadville public

E-bike tariffs trouble Trek, and other manufacturers.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_201.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 199

Designing for Cycle Traffic

Monday 3rd September 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Professor John Parkin, author of "Designing for Cycle Traffic".

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

TOPIC: Interview with Professor John Parkin, author of new book "Designing for Cycle Traffic" from ICE Publishing, Institution of Civil Engineers.

 

SHOW NOTES: the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_199.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 198

Death by dangerous cycling law nears the statute books

Sunday 12th August 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS: Laura Laker & Matt Briggs

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

TOPICS: The mainstream media has today fixated on one small part of a Department for Transport press release: the bit about a death-by-dangerous-cycling law. I was on Sky News this morning talking about it and Laura Laker was on BBC. Matt Briggs was on loads of channels. Audio is from the Sky and BBC coverage, and there's also a long-form interview with Matt.

SHOWNOTES: the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_198.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 196

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Mobility

Wednesday 1st August 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS: Authors Chris and Melissa Bruntlett of Modacitylife.com

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

TOPIC: Discussing Chris and Melissa Bruntlett's new book "Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Mobility" (Island Press, 2018).

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_196.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 195

Cycle advocates should ask for trees not just cycleways

Thursday 26th July 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Jon Little, principal of transport consultancy Bespoke.

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

TOPICS: Jon Little is one of the team behind the £28m Mini-Holland project in Waltham Forest, London.

http://workwithbespoke.co.uk

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_195.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 194

A to B – Aerodynamics to Bike share

Wednesday 11th July 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS: Aerodynamics specialist Professor Bert Blocken, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Mike Christensen, Salt Lake City's top bike share rider, University of Utah

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS: A show of two halves. To begin, the science of how solo breakaways are even more impressive than you may have thought, and then why bike share and transit fit together so well.

 

FOR SHOW NOTES GO TO: www.the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_194.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 193

The gang is back – Tour de France to E-MTBs

Sunday, 8th July 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS: Jim Moss David Bernstein Dan de Visé, author of The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France.

SPONSOR(S): Jenson USA

TOPICS

Le Tour starts

WADA/UCI frees Froome to race

Salbutomol is on WADA’s banned list

Should Froome Have Been Allowed to Race the Giro?

What About Others Banned for Salbutomol? e.g. Petacchi

What About Others Banned for Beef? e.g. Contador

What About Hinault?

WSJ’s Jason Gay, “Another Queasy Tour de France”

Chris Froome’s Open Letter to the French Public

Eurobike starts

Interbike already outgrows Reno Convention Center, adds outside tents

WFSGI forms committee to discuss UCI allowing an e-MTB race category

E-MTB owners will just want more power, more speed, says Dave

Turner Lyft and Uber Get into Bike Sharing Business

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_193.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 191

Sunday 24th June 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Scott Montgomery, co-owner of CrankTank & CEO of Reynolds Cycling

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Interview with industry veteran Scott Montgomery in Ketchum, Idaho, ahead of the CrankTank Media Summit with discussion of e-MTBs (electric mountain bikes) and m-MTBS (mechanical mountain bikes) and whether e-bikes will become the "normal" bicycle as mechanical bikes become niche. Also includes references to Ernest Hemingway, a long-time Ketchum resident.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_191.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 190

MESSENGER BOYS, COCAINE, SCHWINN, & THE TRAVAILS OF A PRO TRIATHLETE

Tuesday 19th June 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST: Chris Sweet, Information Literacy Librarian / Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, USA.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Interview with cycle historian and former pro triathlete Chris Sweet.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_190.mp3
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Episode #189 – Ed Zink Day

Monday 21st May 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Ed Zink

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Interview with Ed Zink, co-owner of 50-year-old Mountain Bike Specialists of Durango, Colorado.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_189_-_Ed_Zink_Day.mp3
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Episode #188 – Jaffa cakes, a bike-mad billionaire and the upside of counterfeit bikes

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 188

Friday 11th May 2018

HOSTS: Carlton Reid & David Bernstein

GUESTS:

Rob Gitelis, Factor Bikes

Chris Rose, Amos Trust

Sylvan Adams, real-estate billionaire who is aiming to transform Tel Aviv into the Amsterdam of the Middle East and who also funds the Israeli Cycling Academy and part-funded the new Sylvan Adams velodrome in Tel Aviv.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: The Giro d’Italia start in Israel


The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 187

Monday 16th April 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

James Durbin, CEO, Madison Sports Group, organiser of Six Day Cycling

Alistair Carr, Head of Business Development, Madison Sports Group

Track world champion Kirsten Wild, Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling team

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Thanks to Iberostar hotels I get to ride the world-famous Sa Calobra climb in Mallorca and then go trackside at the finale of the Six Day series at the Palma Arena.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_187.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 186

Monday 9th April 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: BikeBiz Woman of the Year 2018 Ceri Dipple owner of Twenty3c of Stony Stratford

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC:

Ceri Dipple opened road bike shop Twenty3c of Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, at the tender age of 22. We discuss that as well as the future of bike retail, going Bianchi-only, whether Women Specific Design is snake-oil, and why Ceri went through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme.

www.ceridipple.com

www.twenty3c.co.uk

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_186.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 184

Monday 26th March 2018

Will beaconising the world further promote driving and kill off cycling?

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Peter Norton.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC: Episode one in a two-part series looking at adding driverless-car friendly sensors to bicycles, people, lamp-posts and animals.

https://www.bikebiz.com/news/bike-beacons

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. Historian Peter Norton – author of "Fighting Traffic"> – discusses the historical, ethical and mobility-centre issues that such a call raises.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_184.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 182: “Rabbits will be in charge of the world”

Monday, 26th February 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS: Jim Moss & Chris Garrison

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Cav falling cos of pedestrian/cyclist avoidance tech (plus car companies to introduce anti-dooring sensors).

Giro, Bell, Camelbak and more face consumer boycott because owner supports NRA.

Use us or lose us – is there a future for bike shops?

The cycle industry doesn’t do enough to attract women, members of the LGBT community, and black and Asian customers.

FOR LINKS & MORE GO TO:

the-spokesmen.com

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_182.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 180 – MAMIL coddling

Sunday, 28th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS: Chris Garrison Anna Schwinn

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Will the step-through frames of dockless bikes popularize the shape for both sexes?

Tour Down Under women to have prize money 'topped up' to match men [suggested by listener Don]

The Outer Line: Women’s cycling must own the road ahead, Velonews.com

Manchester City mens’ and womens’ soccer video

The Revolve folding wheel

Look Mum No Hands, London

RETAIL RELATED CYCLING TIPS

Industry folks need to get into bike shops more, and rely less on bro deals.

Make mechanics the stars and the service area into a stage.

Window frontage - use these to draw more women into stores (inclusivity boosts sales across the board).

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_180.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 179

Wednesday 24th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Transport writer Christian Wolmar

TOPIC: Driverless cars and why cyclists won’t stop them in their tracks because the suppose “transport revolution” won’t happen. Conversation based around Christian Wolmar's new book, "Driverless Cars: On A Road to Nowhere."

LINKS:

http://londonpublishingpartnership.co.uk/driverless-cars/

http://www.christianwolmar.co.uk/books/

https://home.kpmg.com/uk/en/home/insights/2018/01/2018-autonomous-vehicles-readiness-index.html

https://ecf.com/news-and-events/news/smarter-cycling-series-watch-out-laws-demand-cyclists-get-out-way-driverless

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2013/oct/11/driv…

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_179.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 178

Sunday, 14th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS: Jim Moss Donna Tocci Caspar Hughes

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Lotto-Soudal's Tim Wellens says cyclists using inhalers are cheating

Sochi doping lab now a restaurant serving ‘B Sample,’ ‘Meldonium’/

Colorado Classic is coming back to Vail & Denver. National Bike Dealer Association hot gun Executive Director is gone after 16 months. What's up?

Did Patrick O’Grady (Mad Dog Media) get too political for BRAIN? Are bike suppliers Republication and bike journalists Democrat? Is cycling "left wing"?

National Cyclocross Masters Champs - Sprint in last lap. All three podium finishers awarded same time.

Trek works with Ford on AI-based bicycle-to-vehicle comms system

The gym that pays you to exercise – getting fit with Deliveroo

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_178_-_Stand_up_for_what_we_believe_in.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 175: Dawn of the Fred Dogs

Monday 1st January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: David Bernstein; Ayesha McGowan and Jim Moss.

TOPICS: We talked about our highlights - and lowlights - of 2017, and our plans for 2018.

TIPS

Elite Direto trainer

The Sufferfest training app.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_175.mp3
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Episode 172: Pashley factory tour to see the making of London’s new “Prospect” public cycle bike

Monday, 30th October 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

TOPIC Pashley factory tour to see the making of the new Prospect London public hire bike which launched at a press event today.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_172.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 171: Laudato Si’

Sunday, 8th October 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Jim Moss Richard Wittenberg

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS “Icarus” on Netflix – 9.1 on Rotten Tomatoes

Motor doping discovered in French race

Counterfeit frames – 20-article “faking it” series on BikeBiz.com

Smaller Interbike was result of “down market” says show director

London church starts prayer sessions to stop a cycleway

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_171.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 168: Talking cycle apparel with the owners of 7Mesh and Showers Pass

Recorded Friday, 22nd September 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: 7Mesh CEO Tyler Jordon, CEO Showers Pass CEO Kyle Ranson

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC

Carlton interviews 7Mesh CEO Tyler Jordan in the company HQ in Squamish, Canada, and Showers Pass CEO Kyle Ranson via Skype.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_168.mp3
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Episode 167: “Wanton and furious driving”

Friday, 15th September 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Casper Hughes, Bez and Martin Porter QC

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC The Alliston case and the Briggs Campaign to get a new “death by dangerous cycling” law, and stop the sale and promotion of brake-free fixies.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_167.mp3
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Episode 165

Wednesday 2nd August, 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Pashley CEO Adrian Williams and Fran Martin of Stratford upon Avon’s Traditional Cycle Shop.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS Pashley, Moulton, the Gov’nor’s Assembly, GB components, and the Traditional Cycle Shop.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_165.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 164 Wednesday 19th July, 2017 A VISIT FROM MOUNTAIN BIKE ROYALTY HOST: Carlton Reid GUESTS: MTB pioneers Charlie Kelly and Joe Breeze TOPICS: Mountain bike history; "Fat Tire Flyer"; MTB Legacy Archive on Kickstarter; plus a comp to win a copy of Bike Boom signed by Charlie Kelly and Joe Breeze. SPONSOR: Jenson USA

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_164.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 163 Tuesday, June 11th, 2017 GOING WITH THE FLOW A Spokesmen Special from the Velo-City cycle advocacy conference in the Netherlands, staged June 2017. HOST: Carlton Reid GUESTS: Connor Cahill, Liberty Bell, Ireland Thierry Jimenez, Fietsersbond, Belgium Marco Te Brommelstroet ("cycling professor"), Urban Cycling Institute, University of Amsterdam Cornelia Dinca, Sustainable Amsterdam Meredith Glazer, University of Amsterdam Randy Neufeld, SRAM Cycling Fund, Chicago SPONSOR: Jenson USA TOPICS The Liberty Bell program of Boulder, Colorado and Dublin, Ireland; the Belgian "measuring bike"; cycling flows and swarms in Amsterdam; an infrastructure safari of Amsterdam; and cycling advocacy from the SRAM Cycling Fund. PLUS: Queen's "Bicycle song" played by the Gelders Orchestra from the opening of Velo-City in Nijemegen, The Netherlands.

Direct download: Spokesmen_163.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 162 Sunday, June 4th HOST: Carlton Reid GUESTS: Jim Moss & Donna Tocci SPONSOR: Jenson USA TOPICS 200 bikes and a lot of cash: What it costs a bike brand to sponsor a WorldTour team. Will NASCAR’s most popular driver bring cycling to a new audience? Professional Bicycle Mechanic creating training courses for mechanics and National Bicycle Dealers Association buys Barnett Bicycle Institute. Plus, how the UK bike industry has long had a professional qualification for bike mechanics. Crowdfunding in the bike industry. 3-ft passing laws now becoming 5-ft passing laws in some US counties. But should the distance be even greater? How about like in the UK’s Highway Code where the “rule” is to give as much room as a motorist would give a car.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_162.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 161

Monday May 22nd 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST: Billy No-mates

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS Just me today, reading from Bike Boom. Plus the last Kickstarter plug

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_161.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast, episode 160

Monday May 15th 2017

A Spokesmen Special – with Specialized's Senior Manager for Retail Development Donny Perry, author of "Leading Out Retail – A Creative Look at Bicycle Retail And What All Retailers Can Learn From It" (2014).

The Spokesmen is sponsored by Jenson USA.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_160.mp3
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Episode #159: From Sustrans to Specialized

May 7th, 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Xavier Brice, CEO of Sustrans

Dominek Geyer, Head of Brand – Turbo, Specialized

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Xavier Brice of Sustrans discusses the 40th anniversary of the creation of Sustrans, as well as London’s bike boom, and the challenges facing the charity.

From the company’s new pop-up store in Düsseldorf, Specialized’s Dominek Geyer reveals details on the new Vado range of urban e-bikes.

+++ The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast is sponsored by Jenson USA. +++

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_159.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 158 Friday 28th April 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Laura Laker

Simon Warren

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Freelance cycle journalist Laura Laker – she writes for The Guardian and BikeBiz – talks advocacy, infrastructure and the joy of cycling. She then turns the tables and interviews Carlton about a Kickstarter project, “Let’s rescue Britain’s forgotten 1930s protected cycleways.”

Author Simon Warren waxes lyrical over a certain climb in Scotland, and the other hundreds of steeps he’s written about in his series of climbs books, and iOS and Android apps.

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_158.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 157: The prodigal podcaster Sunday 23rd April 2017. HOST: Carlton Reid GUESTS: David Bernstein Jim Moss SPONSOR: Jenson USA TOPICS Racing news Michele Scarponi Killed by Inattentive Driver Michele Scarponi often went on training rides with his parrot We screwed up, says Specialized over steerer tube race crash Podcasts: Cyclingtips & the Wheelsuckers podcast Industry News Sea Otter is on right now – and Richard picked up a great Joe Breeze story. Advocacy News Cycling to work halves disease risk, finds massive new study, so why aren’t US and UK governments prescribing cycling? Spokesmen listener involved in hit-and-run. News articles: Cyclists injured by angry driver Driver who hit cyclist now in jail Local cyclists concerned with safety followin hit-and-run Man who hit cyclist with car denied bond +++ The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast is sponsored by Jenson USA. +++

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_157.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Wednesday 12th April 2017. "Bonney's back on a bike" Host: Carlton Reid Guest: Michael Bonney. Industry veteran Michael Bonney fell from his road bike on a sportive in 2013, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. He could have wallowed in self-pity but instead he’s back in the bike industry as a consultant. And he's back on a bike, too. The Boma 7 electric wheelchair bike.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_155.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 154 Sunday, April 9th 2017. HOST: Carlton Reid – @carltonreid PANELISTS: Donna Tocci – @donnaTocci Rick Vosper – @rick_vosper SPONSOR: Jenson USA TOPICS: RIP to racer Steve Tilford killed in a car crash and ultra-endurance rider Mike Hall killed by a motorist during a long-distance race in Australia. Canyon comes to the USA, hires executive staff, sets up offices in California, will start shipping this summer. Of course they’ve been saying that since 2011, but this time it seems to be true. Why have cycle sales in the Netherlands dropped to a thirty-year low? UK's first crowdfunded prosecution sees defendant accused of “careless driving" after killing cyclist Michael Mason acquitted by a jury just 17 minutes. UCI relaunches its efforts at becoming one-stop-shop for racing cyclists and everyday cyclists.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_154.mp3
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It's Vitamin V – but no need to get cocky

HOST: Carlton Reid

PANELISTS: Jim Moss Donna Tocci

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

*That* BBC video interview with the US professor and his adorable kids.

Strong winds force cancellation of Cape Town Cycle Tour in South Africa disappointing 35,000 would-be participants.

Team Sky riders trialled Viagra for, er, “performance benefits”.

Lance admits he was a “duck” (but with an "i").

Team Sky’s Exploding Shimano wheels @ 60kph in the Tirreno-Adriatico.

Cycleways cause pollution, says MP who drives a dirty old muscle-car.

NZ gov’t campaign to get more people on bikes.

Boston Transportation Department Offers Free Cycling Clinics for Women this Summer

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_152.mp3
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This isn’t the usual show, it’s a Spokesmen Special, with three academics as guests. Host: Carlton Reid.

PETER NORTON is associate professor of history at the University of Virginia and author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. This reveals how, in the 1920s and 1930s, the American motor lobby invented and popularized the term “jaywalking” in order to reframe what streets were for (and they were no longer for pedestrians and cyclists.  

MELODY HOFFMAN of Minneapolis describes herself on her blog as an “urban bicycle scholar, critical feminist, community engagement professor.” Her book Bike Lanes are White Lanes discusses how seemingly benign cycle infrastructure can ring alarm bells with some black communities, why cycle advocacy can sometimes shout “white privilege”, and how “invisible riders” get neither recognition nor cycle facilities.  

CHRIS OLIVER is a professor of medicine and tweets as @CyclingSurgeon. He is a consultant orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and also advises the Scottish government on active travel. Once morbidly obese he lost 168lbs (76 kilos) and took up cycling to keep fit. He has ridden Lands End to John o’Groats, and with his daughter, he has also ridden coast to coast across America. 

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_151.mp3
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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 150 Sunday, February 19th 2017 THE GREAT PUDDLE HOST: Carlton Reid PANELISTS: Donna Tocci Jim Moss Chris Garrison Ayesha McGowan SPONSOR: Jenson USA TOPICS Flooding cause chaos – no, not in California in Tour of Oman Nicole Cooke’s testimony to the House of Commons Culture, Media, and Sport committee. Lance Armstrong set to go to trial – and the bets are that he will win. (And he has a podcast.) Interbike rules out Utah for new show venue. Outdoor Retailer pulls away from Salt lake City, and all because of Utah’s stance on public lands. Riding MTBs keeps people sane, says UK report. Strava to go even more social? WEB SITE: http://www.the-spokesmen.com The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_150.mp3
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The Spokesmen # 149 – February 5th, 2017

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 149

Sunday, February 5th, 2017.

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Has extreme weather softened races and riders?
Day The Strong Men Cried
Trek ambassadors
President Trump and the bicycle industry
Felt bought by Rossignol – new Rossignol MTB on the cards
Canyon finally coming to the U.S.
Book dedication saves advocate’s life

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_149.mp3
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The Spokesmen #20 - July 3, 2007

The 20th episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and QuickRelease.tv, Tim Grahl from The Crooked Cog Network, Joe Beer from Joe Beer Smart Training, and Donna Tocci from Kryptonite. Among the topics we discussed:

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_20.mp3
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The Spokesmen #19 - June 19, 2007

The nineteenth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and QuickRelease.tv, Tim Grahl from The Crooked Cog Network, and Jeremy Vaught from Triathlon Radio. Among the topics we discussed:

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_19.mp3
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The Spokesmen #18 - June 4, 2007

The eighteenth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and QuickRelease.tv, and Joe Beer from Joe Beer Smart Training (you can find his podcast here). Among the topics we discussed:

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_18.mp3
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The Spokesmen #17 - May 14, 2007

The seventeenth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and QuickRelease.tv, Tim Jackson from Masi Bicycles and The Masi Guy blog, and Tim Grahl from The Crooked Cog Network. Among the topics we discussed:

  • Preview Floyd's Hearing
  • Floyd Asked to Give Dirt on Armstrong in Exchange for Lesser Sentence
  • Basso's 'Attempted Doping'
    • Tyler Hamilton
    • Campbell Dissent (pdf file)
  • 24 Hour Events
  • Freeride Events
  • Our First Bikes
  • Chris Hoy's New World Record
  • The Flying Scotsman Movie (web site)
  • Get a Degree in Cycling from University of Derby (news story)
Direct download: The_Spokesmen_17.mp3
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The Spokesmen #16 - April 25, 2007

The sixteenth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and QuickRelease.tv, Tim Jackson from Masi Bicycles and The Masi Guy blog, Tim Grahl from The Crooked Cog Network, and Larry Barker from crankk.com Among the topics we discussed:

  • Floyd Landis' Retested Samples
  • Ivan Basso Sidelined by Discovery
  • Sea Otter
  • Cutters Win Little 500
  • Bicycle Noisemakers
  • Cycling Tips of the Week

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_16.mp3
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The Spokesmen #15 - April 2, 2007

The fifteenth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and QuickRelease.tv, Tim Jackson from Masi Bicycles and The Masi Guy blog, Tim Grahl from The Crooked Cog Network, and Jonathan Maus of Bike Portland. Among the topics we discussed:

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_15.mp3
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The Spokesmen #14 - March 19, 2007

The fourteenth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and QuickRelease.tv, Tim Jackson from Masi Bicycles and The Masi Guy blog, and Tim Grahl from The Crooked Cog Network. Among the topics we discussed:

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_14.mp3
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The Spokesmen #13 - March 6, 2007

The thirteenth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and QuickRelease.tv, Tim Jackson from Masi Bicycles and The Masi Guy blog, and Tim Grahl from The Crooked Cog Network. Among the topics we discussed:

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_13.mp3
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The Spokesmen #12 - February 5, 2007

The twelfth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcast, and Tim Grahl from The Crooked Cog Network. Among the topics we discussed:

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_12.mp3
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The Spokesmen #11 - January 22, 2007

The eleventh episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcast, Tim Grahl from The Crooked Cog Network and Donna Tocci of Kryptonite and Tidbits and More. Among the topics we discussed:

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_11.mp3
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The Spokesmen #10 - January 8, 2007

The tenth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcast, Tim Jackson from Masi Bicycles and The Masi Guy blog, and Tim Grahl from The Crooked Cog Network. Among the topics we discussed:

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06am MST

The Spokesmen #9 - December 15, 2006

The ninth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David Bernstein from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcast, Tim Jackson from Masi Bicycles and The Masi Guy blog, and Donna Tocci from the Tidbits and More Blog and Kryptonite. This was our Year in Review episode and each of us chose a topic to discuss. Here is what we chose:

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm MST

The Spokesmen #8 - November 27, 2006

The seventh episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David Bernstein from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcast, and Tim Jackson from Masi Bicycles and The Masi Guy blog. Among the topics we discussed:

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40pm MST

The Spokesmen #7 - November 16, 2006

The seventh episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Carlton from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcast, Tim from Masi Bicycles and The Masi Guy blog, and Jeremy from Triathlon Radio Podcast. Among the topics we discussed:

  • Eurobike Challenges Interbike
  • How Will the U.S. Elections Effect Cycling?
  • French Lab Hacked
  • Dick Pound Says We Need Facts
  • Why is Tyler Hamilton Being Treated Differently than Others?
  • Tyler Hamilton Competes in a Triathlon
  • Lance Armstrong Competes in New York City Marathon
  • A Brief Discussion of Carbon Composites
Direct download: The_Spokesmen_07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33am MST

The Spokesmen #6 - October 30, 2006

The sixth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Tim from The Crooked Cog Network & Podcast, Carlton from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcast, and Tim from Masi Bicycles and The Masi Guy blog. Among the topics we discussed:

  • Tour de France Route Announcement
  • Does the Length of Grand Tours Contribute to Doping?
  • The Collapse of the Puerto Case?
  • David Millar and Bradley Wiggins Ride Revolution Track Series
  • The Nick-a-Bike Program
  • Cool New Bike Rack from GM/Opel/Saturn
  • Helmet Ventilation
Direct download: The_Spokesmen_06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:10pm MST

The Spokesmen #5 - October 17, 2006

The fifth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Tim from The Crooked Cog Network & Podcast, and Carlton from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcast. Among the topics we discussed:

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_05.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00pm MST

The Spokesmen #4 - October 2, 2006

The fourth episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Tim from The Crooked Cog Network & Podcast, Carlton from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcast, and Jeremy from Triathlon Radio. Among the topics we discussed:

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59am MST

The Spokesmen #3 - September 17, 2006

The third episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Tim from The Crooked Cog Network & Podcast, Carlton from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcastand Larry from the crankk Podcast. Among the topics we discussed:

  • Dick Pound (WADA) Teleconference
  • Is there a vast French conspiracy against American cyclists?
  • Frankie Andreu’s Doping Admission (news story)
  • Will bells be required on all UK Bikes? (news story)
  • Are you less safe when wearing a helmet? (news story)
  • Distracted Drivers
  • Upcoming Interbike Trade Show
Direct download: The_Spokesmen_03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am MST

The Spokesmen #2 - September 4, 2006

The second episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Larry from the crankk Podcast, Carlton from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcast, Tim from The Crooked Cog Network & Podcast, and Jeremy from Triathlon Radio Podcast. Among the topics we discussed:

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Direct download: The_Spokesmen_02.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53am MST

The Spokesmen #1 - August 20, 2006

The first episode of The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast included David Bernstein from The FredCast Cycling Podcast, Larry Barker from the crankk Podcast, and Carlton Reid from Bike Biz Magazine and Cycling News and Views Podcast. Among the topics we discussed:

Direct download: The_Spokesmen_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28pm MST