The Incredible Bikes & Cycling Tech Of The First World War

Published on November 10th 2019


The first ever Tour of Flanders, otherwise known as de Ronde van Vlaanderen, was held in 1913 but the first world war delayed the second edition of what was to become cycling's favourite monument. A generation of young men were called into service for their country during the Great War and bicycles played an important logistical role in the conflict. Ollie explores the bikes and stories of several young men from that era which are preserved in the Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen in Belgium as part of their wider exhibit on the Tour of Flanders. Thanks to Cycling In Flanders for helping us make this video: Check out the GCN App: Subscribe: The GCN Shop: GCN Tech Uploader: #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 How Hard Did Cycling Use To Be | Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Ether - Jakob Ahlbom Formations - Van Sandano Ocean Lanes - Moon Craters Send Me Home - Giants' Nest Wayfinders - Trevor Kowalski No Rest for the Weary - Anthony Earls To Court - Anthony Earls Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / Brought to you by the world’s biggest #cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that matter. GCN Tech is utterly obsessed with seeking out and showcasing the best in bikes, tech, products and upgrades. Everywhere. Every week. From news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GCN Tech Show, pro bikes, set-up tips and more, we geek out over the tiny details that can make the big differences to you. With years of racing and industry expertise, we also bring you instructive maintenance videos to hone your mechanical skills, as well as behind the scenes factory tours and in-depth analysis of kit chosen by the pro peloton to keep your finger on the pulse of cycling’s latest technological innovations. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on cycling tech. GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -