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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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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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