The Virtual Velo-city podcast is a series of interviews recorded by journalists Laura Laker and Carlton Reid at the Velo-city conference staged in Dublin in June 2019. It was made possible by a bunch of lovely Kickstarter backers who were sent the episodes almost-live from the show.  The episodes were then re-engineered and made available to all thanks to some kind backing from the Dutch Cycling Embassy.

Available to listen in Episodes or subscribe, for free, on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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The Virtual Velo-city podcast is brought to you by journalists Carlton Reid and Laura Laker. It was originally funded via a Kickstarter campaign, the video for which can be seen below.

Kickstarter backers were sent podcasts from the Velo-city conference. Thanks to backing from the Dutch Cycling Embassy a re-engineered set of these podcasts are now available – for free – on this website in Episodes or via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

The available-for-all podcasts will be released over the coming weeks with the first three shows available now.

Podcast episodes

EPISODE 7 – Virtual Velo-city 2019

Laura Laker interviewed Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner Chris Boardman. Carlton Reid chatted with Maud de Vries of BYCS and Amsterdam’s cycling program manager David Gelauff, and also Councillor Clyde Loakes of Waltham Forest. DIRECT DOWNLOAD [MP3] TRANSCRIPT Laura Laker 0:00 This podcast series is sponsored by the Dutch Cycling Embassy a public private …

EPISODE 6 – Virtual Velo-city 2019

Carlton Reid chatted with American academic Dr. Tara Goddard and Australian Irene McAleese of See.Sense, the Northern Irish bicycle lighting and tech company disrupting the world of cycle use data collection. Laura Laker sat down with three from the Women on Wheels group: journalist Louise Williams, transport planner Giulia Grigoli and social scientist Aíne Tubridy. …


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