The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Feb 07 2021 67 mins 3.8k

The Spokesmen Podcast is a roundtable discussion of all of the issues and events surrounding the world of cycling. It features cycling insiders including those from the media, marketing, manufacturing, racing, and advocacy. The show has been produced since 2006 by David Bernstein and Carlton Reid.





Episode 170: An interview with Matt Briggs of the Briggs Campaign
Sep 29 2017 49 mins  
The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 170: An interview with Matt Briggs of the Briggs Campaign 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.








































Episode #203 – Most cycle helmets do NOT protect against concussion
Nov 05 2018 60 mins  
The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 203 Most cycle helmets do NOT protect against concussion Monday, 5th November 2018 HOST: Carlton Reid. GUEST: Jim Moss. SPONSOR: Jenson USA • The Latest Gear. The Best Prices. All In One Place. TOPICS: Today’s episode features Carlton and Jim talking about cycle helmets. Jim sits on a bunch of helmet committees for ASTM, and a tweet of his went a little viral when he wrote that cycle helmets do not protect against concussions. This was a tweet in response to this Forbes article, “I Do Not Wear A Helmet.” (In fact, he does.) LINKS: ASTM cycle helmet standards. Jim’s helmet articles on Recreation-law.com. 6D helmets – protection from concussions? Helmets called for to prevent injury to golf players and spectators. In 2005, BikeBiz reported that three US dental associations called for mandatory use not just of cycle helmets to protect against facial injuries but also mouthguards. “The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Association of Orthodontists advocate the use of mouth guards for children and adults when cycling,” said a joint press release at the time. Sweden's Hovding airbag "helmet". Kali helmets: concussions and real-world data. MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) helmet technology. Ted Talks: David Camarillo: Why Helmets Don’t Prevent Concussions.







































































Episode #262 – Baron Bird: “Bikes are the future”
Dec 01 2020 60 mins  
#GivingTuesday 1st December 2020 The Spokesmen Cycling Podcast EPISODE 262: Baron Bird: “Bikes are the future” SPONSOR: Jenson USA HOST: Carlton Reid GUEST: Big Issue publisher Baron Bird of Notting Hill in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea TOPICS: The Big Issue publisher Baron Bird of Notting Hill loves bicycling. He lives 7 miles from Cambridge and when visiting he cycles there. His latest Big Issue project is a docked bike share scheme for smaller cities using electric bikes fettled and hired out by unemployed people and others who may be vulnerable and in need of a way of improving their lives. Lord Bird has had a fascinating life so far — a life enriched by art and what he calls social kindness — and he's clearly not ready to put his feet up under his ermine robes just yet. The Big Issue is still sold by those living in poverty but, because of Covid, no longer from the street. Lord Bird discusses the various other ways you can now help out Big Issue vendors but first we talk about Giving Tuesday and Taking It Away Wednesday, with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea set to dismantle the well-used cycleway on Kensington High Street. Lord Bird slammed this decision saying "bikes are the future." LINKS: https://twitter.com/johnbirdswords https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bird,_Baron_Bird https://www.bigissue.com https://www.the-spokesmen.com https://www.jensonusa.com/thespokesmen




























The Spokesmen #151 - March 3, 2017
Mar 03 2017 75 mins  
The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 151 Highway Robberies, Scraper Bikes, and Broken Clavicles March 3, 2017 Host: Carlton Reid This isn’t the usual show, it’s a Spokesmen Special, with three academics as guests. Host: CARLTON REID. PETER NORTON is associate professor of history at the University of Virginia and author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. This reveals how, in the 1920s and 1930s, the American motor lobby invented and popularized the term “jaywalking” in order to reframe what streets were for (and they were no longer for pedestrians and cyclists). MELODY HOFFMAN of Minneapolis describes herself on her blog as an “urban bicycle scholar, critical feminist, community engagement professor.” Her book Bike Lanes are White Lanes discusses how seemingly benign cycle infrastructure can ring alarm bells with some black communities, why cycle advocacy can sometimes shout “white privilege”, and how “invisible riders” get neither recognition nor cycle facilities. (To grab a discount on Melody’s book type in 6as16 for 30 percent off at the University of Nebraska book store.) CHRIS OLIVER is a professor of medicine and tweets as @CyclingSurgeon. He is a consultant orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and also advises the Scottish government on active travel. Once morbidly obese he lost 168lbs (76 kilos) and took up cycling to keep fit. He has ridden Lands End to John o’Groats, and with his daughter, he has also ridden coast to coast across America. Sponsored by Jenson USA Special offer for new Jenson USA customers - receive 10% off one item! Note: Some brands do not participate in promotions, if you see the message "no qualifying items in cart," the item you have selected do not qualify for this offer. Cannot be combined with any other special offer or discount, including but not limited to gift cards, other coupon codes, price matches and some money card offers. Code is for new customers only. WEB SITE: http://www.the-spokesmen.com The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.























The Spokesmen #132 - March 20, 2016
Mar 20 2016 116 mins  
The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 132 Ironically Moronic March 20, 2016 Host: David Bernstein Today’s Spokespeople: • Carlton Reid • Tim Jackson • Rich Kelly • Jim Moss Topics Included: Racing • Milan San Remo 2016 • The Program movie released (limited) in U.S. on Friday 18 March (trailer) ◦ Lance on the Joe Rogan Podcast ◦ Lance’s Speech in Colorado ◦ Latest Lawsuit News (whistleblower lawsuit) • Nick Brandt-Sorenson Pleads Guilty to Selling PEDs via his Blog Cyclist Safety and Advocacy • Video: Suck it up and start appreciating cyclists • Former pro cyclist loses arm in bike crash on Flagstaff Mountain Industry News • Velo Changes back to Velo News • Microshift to Release Electronic Road Group • Xiaomi Smart Bicycle • Use it or lose it: UK bike shop lays it on the line about online sales. • PRODUCT RECALLS: SRAM Recalls Zipp Quick Releases and Hubs Due to Crash and Injury Hazards • PRODUCT RECALL: RacerMate Recalls CompuTrainer Blue Flywheels Due to Risk of Injury Tips, Hints and Best Practices • David: Gladys Bikes’ Saddle Library (thanks to listener Mark) • Carlton: Contact me to discuss your counterfeit bike frame purchase • Jim: Give to bike charities! • Jim: Take photos of your bike and accessories for insurance purposes • Tim: What happens behind you doesn’t matter in a race or group ride • Rich: Properly compensate shops and mechanics for work done on your bikes Sponsors • Jenson USA • YOU! Please click the links in our show notes to support The Spokesmen WEB SITE: http://www.the-spokesmen.com The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.






















The Spokesmen #114 - February 28, 2015
Feb 28 2015 109 mins  
The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast Episode 114 Zip Tied to a Squirrel February 28, 2015 Host: David Bernstein Panelists: • Carlton Reid • Jim Moss • Neil Browne Topics: • Sarah Storey’s Hour Attempt • Omloop Het Nieusblad • Bike Tunnel in Boston • Heat, Exploding Tires, and Rider Protests • Ned Overend wins Fat Bike National Championships • Will a German Civil Lawsuit Destroy the World's Doping Court? • Deal struck for pro riders on Cycle Tour • UCI requests withdrawal of Astana Pro Team license • New cyclists usually young and male, research finds • New bike lanes designed to slow car traffic • Safety in Numbers: Biking Is Safest in Nations With the Most People on Bikes • A new book about cycling from famous author, Carlton Reid • Fly12 on Kickstarter • Zano autonomous camera drone • Me and My Moulton Nominated for an Academy Award • Recalls: • SRAM Recalls Zipp 88 Bicycle Wheel Hubs Due to Crash and Injury Hazards • SCOTT Recalls Vanish Evo Bicycle Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard • Pee Wee Herman has a new movie • West Coast Ports Re-opened • Steve Abraham’s Record Attempt • Kurt Searvogel’s Record Attempt • Colnago Museum • Madonna del Ghisallo • Better World Club • Tips Sponsors • Jenson USA • YOU! Please click the links in our show notes to support The Spokesmen WEB SITE: http://www.the-spokesmen.com The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.





































































































































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