Should Licence Plates For Bikes Be The Law? | GCN Show Ep. 253

Published on November 14th 2017


On the GCN show this week we discuss registering bikes, some old motor doping rumours resurface, and a we've got a round up of the Urban Cycling World Championships. Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! Should bikes have number plates? This very contentious issue was brought up after a survey in the UK found 59% of respondents were in favour of bikes needing number plates. Let us know what you think in the comments below The organisers of Ghent Wevelgem presented New Zealand cyclists Jack Bauer and Sam Bewley with a cobble from the kemmelberg mounted on a piece of wood from a WW1 trench. This was to commemorate the efforts of the New Zealand Cyclist Corps in defending the area around the Kemmelberg. Phil Gaimon, Matt and Si’s “directeur sportif” for the Taiwan KOM challenge has reignited the rumours that Fabian Cancellara raced with a hidden motor. Movistar manager Eusebio Unzué has called for grand tours to allow for rider substitutions in the case of tiredness or injury In tech of the week this week, you can now ride bikes on the water! Last weekend marked the first ever UCI Urban world championships, with riders competing in trials, BMX, and MTB Eliminator. Do you think it’s a good thing the UCI is branching out? Or is it all a bit weird? A broken rear mech on the final lap scuppered Van Der Poel’s chances for a fourth Superprestige victory of the season in Gavere. While Ellen Van Looy won the women’s event in a tight sprint over Nikki Brammeier. Wattage Bazooka went to Matt Glaetzer, who was the first rider to go under a minute for a kilometre time trial at sea level, recording a 59.970 at the Manchester World Cup. There’s a very questionable frame repair on Hack/Bodge, a great catch on caption of the week, and some backwards fixie riding in extreme corner. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GCN... Top 10 inspirational quotes 📹 Factor Aston Martin One-77 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele / Music: Viper Creek Club - Because I Know (Instrumental) Jonas Elander - Afternoon Swing 3