Are Cycling Events Ripping Us Off? | GCN Show Ep. 472

Published on January 25th 2022


How much would you pay to follow some arrows down a public gravel track? On this week's GCN Show, we ask why entry fees to cycling events often seem extortionately high. Are they worth the price tag? Where does your money go? How hard can it really be to organise a bike race? ____________________ Next Week's Hacks/Bodges: Inspiration: 00:00 - Intro 01:31 - Are Events Too Expensive? 11:01 - GCN Inspiration 13:35 - Cycling Shorts 17:12 - Hack/Bodge 22:54 - Comment of the Week 28:03 - Coming Up Documentaries with Subtitles: 1 1903 2 NORSEMAN: THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST TRIATHLON 3 PENNY FARTHING 4 24HRS 5 THE HOUR OF POWER - CYCLING’S ULTIMATE TEST 6 CHILE: THE LONGEST DESCENT 7 CHILE: THE LONGEST DESCENT 8 PATAGONIA: A RIDE INTO THE WILD 9 COLOMBIA: AN ANDES ADVENTURE 10 COLOMBIA: 24HRS IN MEDELLIN 11 COLOMBIA: ROAD TO PEACE 12 ON THE ROAD WITH JOSH IBBETT: RWANDA 13 WILL YOUR NEXT BIKE BE 3D PRINTED? 14 CYCLING HEARTLANDS - YORKSHIRE 15 COLNAGO: THE ART OF BICYCLE DESIGN 🚴 With the 2022 road season promising to be one of the most exciting in recent memory, subscribe to GCN+ for live racing all year round, exclusive shows & cycling adventure films: Download the GCN App 📲 for FREE & be part of the world's largest cycling community: Join thousands of other cycling fans in receiving our free weekly ✉️ newsletter roundup, including news, competitions and discounts: Visit the GCN Shop - Shop Now: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike How much would you pay to enter an event? Let us know down below 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN... 📹 Last Week's Show 👉 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Winter Boogaloo - Vendla.wav Bell Ding - SFX Producer.wav Cafe Bossa - Riverworn.wav Cash Register 9 - SFX Producer.wav In the News - Marten Moses.wav It's Da Money - Pro Reese.wav National Anthem France - National Anthem Worx.wav EqualX - Gregory David.wav Lilacs - [ocean jams].wav Older Now - Rospigg_mk2.mp4 Power Drill Rev 3 - SFX Producer.wav Afternoon Swing - Five Dime Fellas.wav Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: Giro Helmets: Pinarello Bikes: Zipp Wheels: Enervit Nutrition: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: Selle Italia: Zwift: Shimano Wheels: Shadow Stand: DMT Shoes: Muc-Off: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: YouTube Channel: The GCN Club: GCN Japan: GCN Italia: GCN en Español: GCN auf Deutsch: GCN en Français: GCN Tech: GCN Training: GCN Racing: GMBN: GMBN Tech: EMBN: Leave us a comment below