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.


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.



  1. Chris Hughes
    January 6, 2018

    The RSS feed is not being updated. The last episode in the feed is 171.

  2. January 8, 2018

    Hmm. I don’t know why, I’ve not done anything different, that I know of.

    When I “validate” the RSS feed in Feeder it says all is fine.

    I will go explore. Thanks for the heads-up.

  3. Doug Steel
    January 10, 2018

    Looks like the RSS feed has got its ordering twisted around, currently starts with #170 then goes up to #176, then starts counting down from #169. I think it should start with the latest (#176) and then go down from there.

    Whatever the problem it seems to be causing a “Fetch Error” on Player FM see https://player.fm/series/the-spokesmen-cycling-roundtable-podcast-88272

  4. January 10, 2018

    I’ve had a wee poke around, and found an error when I used RSS Validator. I will now make the fixes that site suggests, and see what happens. Thanks.

  5. Doug Steel
    January 10, 2018

    All looks good now – thanks !

  6. January 10, 2018

    Huh? Not done anything yet!

    Will do so soon, though.

  7. Doug Steel
    January 10, 2018

    Player FM has picked up the feed again, but the raw xml still looks out of order. Perhaps there was a problem at their end too.

    Thanks for looking into it !

  8. January 20, 2018

    TheXML has now been de-bugged and re-loaded. How does it look for you?

  9. January 20, 2018

    How is it for you now, Chris? It has been cleaned, and hopefully sorted. (Looks fine to me, on Feedy.)

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