The World Wide Web is full of videos on cycling, but if you’re looking for one spot to find all you need to watch check out the Global Cycling Network (GCN). Their website boast over 1000 video’s with cycling news, race reports, top 10’s, interviews and the famous How to videos. There is nothing in cycling you will not know how to do from this day on. GCN has hundreds of videos giving you all the tips you need on how to improve your pedalling efficiency, how to cycle long distances, how to buy cycling shoes, how to hold your handlebars and everything in between.
Starring in these videos are presenters Simon Richardson, Matt Stephens, Daniel Lloyd and Tom Last who are all ex pro cyclists and were signed with the British Team Sigma Sports at some point in their careers. They are also four super likeable British guys who like to add a bit of humour to their messages. British humour works really well for me, it’s silly without being stupid and their videos always put a smile to my face.
But that is not the reason I like checking in on GCN. Their information is spot on and their style very appealing. The guys will often speak to you while out riding together or sitting together comfortably in their cycle outfits with some coffee on the table. The instructions are comprehensible and to the point, and they don’t take too long. The length of the videos is usually between 4 and 7 minutes. These guys know a lot about cycling, but are never arrogant about it. GCN just wants everyone, beginner or pro racer, to be a better cyclist, and I believe it in every word they say. I hope to join them for some coffee and a ride one day.
For this post I decided to spotlight one of the latest GCN How to videos: How to get more aero. A nice one to start with, because you don’t have to train like a maniac or buy expensive gear to get more aerodynamic. You just need to get in position.