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Oy vey, it’s Woodstock for bikes

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 169

Sunday, 6th August 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:
David Bernstein
Richard Wittenberg

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Saaaaagggggaaaan wins World Championships for record third time
Cookson is voted out as UCI president. Vive La France!
The Lugano Charter [PDF]
Breaking Away
Oy vey! Giro d’Italia to start in Israel – will protests mar the event?
The firestorm over a broken TT bar failureRed Kite Prayer’s tech explanation.

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

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 168

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.

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Episode 167: “Wanton and furious driving”

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 167

Friday, 15th September 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:
Caspar Hughes
Bez
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.

Bez’ article. Martin’s article.

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Episode 166: Get out there and ride!

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 166

Sunday, 6th August 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:
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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A Day Out in Stratford upon Avon with Pashley’s Adrian Williams and Fran Martin of the Traditional Cycle Shop

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

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

Adrian Williams

Adrian Williams

TOPICS

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

Fran Martin

Fran Martin

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SPOKESMEN SPECIAL: A Visit from Mountain Bike Royalty

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 164

Wednesday 19th July, 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

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GUESTS: Charlie Kelly and Joe Breeze

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Mountain bike history; Charlie’s book “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.

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Going with the Flow – a Spokesmen Special from Velo-city in the Netherlands

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 163

Tuesday, July 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:

Conor Cahill, Liberty Bell, Ireland

Thierry Jimenez, Fietsersbond, Belgium (see pix of his presentation below).

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Marco Te Brommelstroet (“cycling professor”), Urban Cycling Institute, University of Amsterdam

Cornelia Dinca, Sustainable Amsterdam

Meredith Glaser, 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.

VELO-CITY PRESENTATION OF THIERRY JIMENEZ OF BELGIUM’S FIETSERSBOND

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Overtaking at ninety miles per hour

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 162

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

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 Mechanics Association 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.

Pitfalls of 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.

How to overtake cyclists video, from UK, with Chris Boardman and a driving instructor.

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Vive la Vélorution!

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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 from Island Press. Here’s the moving blog posting on Robert “Bicycle Bob” Silverman.

Plus the last Kickstarter plug.

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The Spokesmen #160 – The tide that raises all boats

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 160

Monday May 15th 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST:

  • Donny Perry, Senior Manager for Retail Development, Specialized Bicycle

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Today’s episode of the show is a Spokesmen Special and is an extended interview with Donny Perry of Specialized. Donny is the company’s US based Senior Manager for Retail Development. I was with him at the opening of the Specialized pop-up store in Dusseldorf last week. We talked for 45 minutes on the future of bicycle retail.

Donny is the author of “Leading Out Retail – A Creative Look at Bicycle Retail And What All Retailers Can Learn From It”.

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast is sponsored by Jenson USA.

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