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May 13, 2019 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 214

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 Virtual Velo-city Kickstarter

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

Aggressive motoring on Laura’s group ride in Epping Forest

Team Ineos fracking protests

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


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May 1, 2019 / / Blog

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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.

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April 25, 2019 / / Blog

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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

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. Sparrow Kickerstarter.

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April 18, 2019 / / Blog

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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. Forbes.com piece on Restrap.

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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March 28, 2019 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 210

In Conversation With Urban Sharing’s Axel Bentsen

Thursday, 28th February 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST:
Axel Bentsen, Urban Bike Sharing, Oslo.

TOPIC:

Axel Bentsen is founder of Urban Sharing, the Norwegian technology startup powering Oslo City Bike, one of the world’s most efficient bike sharing schemes and which will soon roll out a trial of cargobikes.

Urban Sharing isn’t a Nordic version of Mobike, it’s operated on very different lines, and is expanding around the world on a slower but more financially sustainable timescale.

The conversation started with Axel reminding me I rode a pre-launch version of the bike when I visited Oslo in 2016 – I was giving a book talk at Peloton, a bike shop cafe …

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February 24, 2019 / / Podcasts

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 209

In Conversation With Paralympic Gold Medallist Mark Rohan

Sunday, 24th February 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid.

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

Mark Rohan outside The Bike Shed, Quinta do Lago, Portugal.

TOPIC:

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

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February 11, 2019 / / Podcasts

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 208

Working Hard To Get Nowhere

Monday, 11th February 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS:
Donna Tocci.

Tim Jackson.

Jim Moss.

TOPICS:

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.

Report drivers and anything else blocking Denver’s bike lanes.

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January 15, 2019 / / Podcasts

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 207

Dream Dutch job for Canadian bike advocate

Tuesday, 15th January 2019

Mirjam Borsboom, director. Dutch Cycling Embassy

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS:
Chris Bruntlett, author and co-principal of Modacity, speaking from Vancouver, Canada.

Mirjam Borsboom, director of Dutch Cycling Embassy, speaking from Delft, The Netherlands.

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.

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January 9, 2019 / / Podcasts

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 206

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

Wednesday, 9th January 2019

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST:
Clive Matthews

The driver of this HGV can’t see any of these 21 cyclists? Really, really?

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

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. Full story on Forbes.com.

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