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April 25, 2019 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 212

In Conversation With Danny Cowe and Zak Pashak

Thursday, 25th April 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS:

Danny Cowe, Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland

Zak Pashak, Detroit Bikes, USA

TOPICS:

Danny talks about plans for the world’s first MTB Innovations Centre, soon to take shape in the Tweed Valley town of Innerleithen, a Mecca for mountain bikers.

Zak discusses why he moved from Canada to found Detroit Bikes in Motown, USA. Sparrow Kickerstarter.

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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
April 9, 2018 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

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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