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Episode #178 – Stand up for what we believe in

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 178

Tuesday 14th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Donna Tocci, PR expert; Jim Moss, attorney; and Caspar Hughes, of Rollapaluza.

TOPICS:

Rollapaluza show-reel.

Condor London Club Championships, Feb 8th.

“Stop Killing Cyclists”.

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

Sochi doping lab now a restaurant serving drinks, ‘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 all Republicans, and bike journalists/PR people all Democrats? Is cycling intrinsically “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.

Guardian article: The gym that pays you to exercisegetting fit with Deliveroo.

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Episode #177 – Dockless bike share boom: the operators speak

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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

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 176

Friday 5th January 2018

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS: Ian and Trevor Hughes of Vielo.cc.

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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Episode #175 – Dawn of the Fred Dogs

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 175

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.

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Bums on saddles

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

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 173

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

TOPIC

Audio recorded at the Innovations in Walking and Cycling conference, Kia Oval, London, staged Tuesday 21st 2017. Info on BikeBiz.com.

Jesse Norman is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads, Local Transport and Devolution.

Chris Boardman is Greater Manchester’s cycling and walking commissioner.

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

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 172

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.

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Laudato Si’

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 171

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

Episode 170: An interview with Matt Briggs of the Briggs Campaign

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 170

Friday, 29th September 2017

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST:
Matt Briggs

TOPIC

Matt Briggs 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 didn’t discuss Charlie Alliston directly, but we did discuss Matt’s campaign to make sure fixie retailers sell legally compliant bicycles. We also discussed 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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Oy vey, it’s like Woodstock for bikes

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 169

Sunday, 24th September 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
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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