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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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September 16, 2018 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 200

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

TOPIC:
This is our 200th show! The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast was first aired in August 2006. This episode is a compilation of some of the best bits from our first 12 years.

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September 14, 2018 / / Blog

This show was first aired in August 2006. For the 200th episode co-hosts David Bernstein and Carlton Reid will share audio from show regulars Tim Jackson, Donna Tocci, Rich Kelly, Neil Browne and Jim Moss. There will also be snippets from the 100+ guests we’ve had on the show over the years, including:

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.

With a fair wind, the show should be published next week. Make sure you subscribe to the show via iTunes or other podcast catchers.

Can’t wait? Check out the back catalogue:

July 26, 2018 / / Blog
July 1, 2018 / / Blog

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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.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

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

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May 21, 2018 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 189

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.

Colorado Governor named a day for veteran bike-shop owner Ed Zink.

The tale of a long-lost banner and a bike shop’s 50th birthday.

Google Streetview tour of Mountain Bike Specialists.

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May 11, 2018 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 188

Friday 11th May 2018

HOSTS: Carlton Reid and 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

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April 9, 2018 / / Blog

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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. There’s also mention of Team On Form and Writtle University College’s WUC Cycling Performance degree.

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March 31, 2018 / / Blog

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Episode 185

Saturday 21st March 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 Treehugger.com
Caspar Hughes of Stop Killing Cyclists.

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPIC:

Episode two in a two-part series looking at adding driverless-car friendly sensors to bicycles, people, lamp-posts and animals. (Here’s part one.)

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 previous show istorian 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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