What’s GCN?


Without wishing to blow our own trumpet too loud and proud, the Global Cycling Network is the world’s biggest and best road cycling community, the largest cycling channel and the ultimate one-stop destination for everything a roadie could ever want.

Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN brings you essential insight and unparalleled access to riders, teams, races, bikes, manufacturers, training, tips, tricks, features and cutting-edge bicycle-tech every day, every week, every month, and every year. Everything we do is to inform and entertain, and the feedback we get from you is essential in making GCN what it is.

Our videos put you smack in the middle of the action: from the iconic summit of the Stelvio to the grandeur of the Champs Elysees – everywhere there’s pavé, world-class racing, and pro cyclists. Our presenters take their bikes and racing (but not themselves) very seriously, and, we might have mentioned, we like socks. Did we mention socks?


Who’s GCN?


Well it’s us (the lycra-clad presenters and a bunch of bike-mad techy nerds behind the cameras), and it’s you, everyone who’s part of the GCN community, who subscribes to the channel, who supports us, likes, and comments on our stuff on social media. Oh yeah, there’s quite a lot of us, more than 2.6 million if you’re counting, and well over a million YouTube subscribers. That’s a lot of people with eyes on our vids – nearly 17 million a month!


And those GCN presenters


Ex-pro riders with an unquenchable enthusiasm for road cycling in every form and every detail.

Dan Lloyd

10 years as pro rider for Cervelo Test Team, Garmin-Cervelo and IG Sigma Sport, ‘The Boss’ is a Tour de France and Giro d’Italia finisher turned DS, commentator and presenter. What Dan doesn’t know about pro cycling, and who he doesn’t know in the sport, probably isn’t worth knowing.

Simon Richardson

10 years a pro, including five in the Great Britain Cycling Team on a mountain bike (yeah, we know, but actually that’s ok, it turns out) racing at World Championships and Commonwealth Games. Si moved to road racing for British-based professional teams against some of the best riders in the world.

Emma Pooley

Emma is the only GCN presenter who didn’t ride a bike competitively as a child, and after an uncompromising start to her cycling career (being beaten in her first time-trial by someone wearing a gorilla suit), she overcame her lack of experience to race with some of the strongest professional women’s teams. Emma is a former British National Time Trial Champion, UCI World Champion, Olympian, and Four-Time Long Distance Duathlon World Champion … and somehow Emma still found time to complete her PhD in Geotechnical Engineering at ETH Zurich.

Tom Last

Racing professionally for three years with Sigma Sport alongside Simon and Dan, ‘The Brick’ finished the Tour of Britain twice and competed in France and the US. Before life on the road, Tom raced CX – representing Great Britain at the Worlds – and is also a former mountain bike Junior National Champion. Check out his ‘pain face’. No, really.

Jon Cannings

GCN’s resident tech geek and knowledge bank of cycling, Jon’s the only GCN presenter to have a national medal obtained on the boards of a velodrome! Crit racer, mechanic, bicycle collector, self-confessed bike nerd, Jon moved to Belgium for the fast and brutal racing, and returned a lover of all things Flemish.

Why GCN Club??

Like it says: Ride Bikes, Have Fun!

GCN Cycling Club is all about. Having fun, sharing experiences, sharing ideas, and coming together to get the very best out of bikes and riding wherever we are in the world and whatever our level or specialisms of riding. We love socks, but socks are just the start – there’s lots more to come. It’s the ‘meeting place’ for our whole community, and a way for you to support us in creating the great content that you enjoy. GCN Cycling Club is your club, and we really want you to get in touch via any or all of our social channels with your ideas and suggestions for benefits and features that you'd like from GCN Cycling Club.