The Club on the Bike Channel

Discussion in 'Cycling Clubs' started by DCLane, 17 Feb 2017.

  1. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    I can't see anywhere else to put this - not in the 'cycling on TV' thread anyway.

    The Club starts on Wednesday the 22nd of February at 9pm on The Bike Channel. It's on Sky 464, Virgin 552 and Freesat 251:

    My club (Ravensthorpe CC) is being featured on the 8th March showing, with my 12 year-old roller racing against Ned Boulting in the programme - and in the trailer at 0:18. I can't tell you who wins though ... but it was close. Also there's an interview with Brian Robinson, of TDF fame, who's likely to be out on his regular Saturday ride.

    I'm not sure what they've got on the programme but we've children (from Kirklees Cycling Academy) who are riding along-side the Ravensthorpe Ladies section on the ride and a group of nutters going up Holme Moss in the snow and wind. Which included myself and my 12yo - who beat most of us up the hill :blink:
    Last edited: 17 Feb 2017
  2. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    I'll probably watch but I am fearing a parade of spandex on road bikes, rather than something reflecting the diversity of cycling clubs. Thanks for the heads up.
  3. TissoT

    TissoT Über Member

    Thanks for posting . They did film our club last year and re-filmed last month due to a technical problem
    There was to much standing around in the cold for me 2hrs in total :thumbsdown:
  4. oldroadman

    oldroadman Veteran

    Welcome to TV production....
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  5. Flick of the Elbow

    Flick of the Elbow Wage Slave

    West Lothian
    Seen two in the series so far. The first looked like a long and tedious day's filming on a cold day and frankly had me reaching for the fast forward. This week I watched one on the Ripcor club, named after its two founders. Initially put off by the narcissistic naming, it did make for a more interesting programme despite the dreich weather. Liked their jerseys too, especially the pink versions that some of their female members were sporting.
  6. Too Tyred

    Too Tyred Well-Known Member

    West Yorkshire
    Knew I'd seen this posted on here. I've just got round to seeing this, really good watch!
  7. Flick of the Elbow

    Flick of the Elbow Wage Slave

    West Lothian
    I believe that Bike Channel has now folded. Shame, I was enjoying the cross races they broadcast over last winter.
  8. BurningLegs

    BurningLegs Well-Known Member

    That's a real shame. I remember when they launched I was looking forward to watching some of their content, but I don't have Freesat or cable. I assume it's more expensive to launch a channel on Freeview, but I think that's where most of the viewers are!
  9. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Yes. Over 18 million Freeview households. Over 2 million Freesat households.
  10. i hate hills

    i hate hills Done done on to the next one..........

    Sorry to hear of the channels sad demise. Lot of good programmes on there no matter if you were into road or mtb cycling there was somthing for everyone. Bad times.
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