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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 #159: From Sustrans to Specialized

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 159

Sunday 7th April 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

TOPICS

Xavier Brice of Sustrans discusses the 40th anniversary of the creation of Sustrans, as well as London’s bike boom, and the challenges facing the charity.

From the company’s new pop-up store in Düsseldorf, Specialized’s Dominek Geyer reveals details on the new Vado range of urban e-bikes.

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The Spokesmen #158: “This Climb Goes to Eleven”

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 158

Friday 28th April 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

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Freelance cycle journalist Laura Laker – she writes for The Guardian and BikeBiz – talks advocacy, infrastructure and the joy of cycling. She then turns the tables and interviews Carlton about a Kickstarter project, “Let’s rescue Britain’s forgotten 1930s protected cycleways.

Author Simon Warren waxes lyrical over a certain climb in Scotland, and the other hundreds of steeps he’s written about in his series of climbs books, and iOS and Android apps.

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The Spokesmen #157: the prodigal podcaster

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 157

Sunday 23rd April 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

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Racing news

Michele Scarponi Killed by Inattentive Driver
Michele Scarponi often went on training rides with his parrot
We screwed up, says Specialized over steerer tube race crash

Podcasts: Cyclingtips & the Wheelsuckers podcast

Industry News

Sea Otter is on right now – and Richard picked up a great Joe Breeze story.

Advocacy News

Cycling to work halves disease risk, finds massive new study, so why aren’t US and UK governments prescribing cycling?
Spokesmen listener involved in hit-and-run.

News articles:
Cyclists injured by angry driver
Driver who hit cyclist now in jail
Local cyclists concerned with safety followin hit-and-run
Man who hit cyclist with car denied bond

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The Spokesmen #156: How cycling can save the world

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 156

Friday 14th April 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

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In this Spokesman Special Carlton Reid interviews three guests.

Peter Walker has a book out, “Bike Nation” – its subtitle is “How cycling can save the world”.

Martha Roskowski is vice president for local innovation at People For Bikes. This US cycle advocacy organisation is urging US cities and towns to choose someone to complete an online City Snapshot to get free access to a new network analysis tool that uses OpenStreetMap to plot existing and potential locations for cycle infrastructure.

Gregg Betonte is co-owner of motorbike-filmcrew specialist TV Motos International which provides moto-support to races such as the Tour of California and Tour de Yorkshire.

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Bonney’s back on the bike!

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 155

Wednesday 12th April 2017.

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUEST:

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

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Industry veteran Michael Bonney fell from his road bike on a sportive in 2013, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. He could have wallowed in self-pity but instead he’s back in the bike industry as a consultant. And he’s back on a bike, too. The Boma 7 electric wheelchair bike from Equal Adventure. Cycling UK has a great article on Michael and his Boma.

Michael’s email is michael@michaelbonney.com

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Get out and ride for me, says Michael Bonney

Indentiti relaunched with help of Michael Bonney

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