New GCN Presenters! | The GCN Show Ep. 283

New GCN Presenters! | The GCN Show Ep. 283


– It’s my t-shirt. – We might as well change racing news. – Yeah, use that you (bleep). – Welcome to the GCN Show
brought to you by Wiggle. – This week we’ve got an announcement. – A big announcement. Coming up very shortly. Plus, following on from
last week’s Ask GCN Anything we’ve also got what pro cyclists
really do when they retire. – And bizarrely, lot of
funeral directors in there. Yeah. We do of course also have the best tech and the best news stories
from the world of cycling. – Weird about the funeral directors thing ’cause that’s a dying trade. (energetic music) This week in the world
of cycling we learned that Aussie bike riders are hard as nails. And not just because of
the spiders and the snakes. – And the mullets. – And the mullets. But also because of the kangaroos. – Watch out, whoa whoa. – And we also learned this
week that it is possible to have a mountain bike
with too much suspension. (funny music) – That bike built by
YouTube legend Colin Fird and of course made almost
entirely out of springs. – Yeah. And we also learned this
week that it is possible to do roller racing and the Tour de Swiss without falling off unfortunately. Which means that we will have to bring you this clip from 2017 again. (gasps) – Anyway, enough with the pleasantries, I think it’s time to make our
big announcement right now. Before we do, a little
bit of background to this, things here at GCN recently
have been quite stressful I think it’s fair to say. – Yeah, really busy. – Really busy, and very very hard I mean. – Yeah, really hard. – We’ve had to spend an
enormous amount of time, both of us, riding our bikes. – Riding bikes. – And if that wasn’t bad enough, immediately after our bike rides, we then had to spend an
enormous amount of time talking about bikes. – Yeah, talking. – And it’s just not sustainable. – No. – It’s frankly, taking it’s toll. – Yeah, I mean just look at the bags under Dan’s eyes for a start. It was quite clear that we need
some kind of reinforcements. (dramatic music) Did you order from Wiggle? – Bog off. – Huh? – Buy one get one free. Inside that box are two
of Britain’s foremost domestic pro cyclists, Chris Opie and James Lowsley-Williams, fresh from the pro peloton
and they’ve already passed the initial GCN presenter application. – They have. – Yeah. – But there’s one last stumbling block. – Oh yeah. – Potentially. And we thought, where better
to give them their final grilling than here in front
of all of you on the GCN Show? – Seems only fair. – Yeah. We’ve got three very simple questions. It’s like sudden death
basically, isn’t it? – Yeah. – I guess in order to
do it we will need to let them out of the box. You’re good at unboxings actually. – Yeah. – Let them out. – Stanley knife. A pizza cutter. – Yes. – Mind your fingers lads. (calm music) – [Man] Ow. Hi guys, did you bring the Haribo? – We did actually. Yes. Good work. – Who wants Haribo? – Now, repeat after me. I do solemnly swear. – I do solemnly swear.
– I do solemnly swear. – To tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. – To tell the truth.
– To tell the truth. – The whole truth.
– The whole truth. – And nothing but the truth.
– And nothing but the truth. – Good. – Excellent. Let’s begin. Question number one,
have you ever won much during your pro careers? – No, not really. – No. – That’s good. The person allowed to have won much in their careers around
here, is Emma Pooley. Yeah. One tick on. Next question, question number two, how is your bike handling? – [Chris Opie] Yeah, I’d say okay. – Really good. Really good. – [Announcer] Fourteen Wiggins and they’re down on the curb. – Clearly, yeah. Now, last question guys. Can you do science? I mean like can you do science? – No. – No. – Not really. – I can’t do science. – Don’t do science. – Actually that’s probably not quite fair. Hang on a minute. Same question, can you do science? – I feel like now I
probably could do science. – I could do science. – You’re in!
– You’re in! – Nice. – Nice. Great. – Congratulations, yeah. – We’ve got two new presenters, Chris and James welcome onboard. I’m sure you’ll be very kind
to them in the comments below. They will bring basically
a fresh perspective, new blood to our videos, so to speak. Don’t tell that to the
previous presenters. – No, no knowledge. – But they will be doing everything from being on the ground at
the biggest races in the world to our how-to videos. – That’s right. Now I’m particularly
interested actually to see the perspective that Chris brings given that I believe he’s
the only GCN presenter to be able to sprint. So that’s going to be interesting to see how that one pans out. – Well you’d better get your glasses back if you want to see him, he’ll
be a long way ahead of you. More about something that
will be more familiar to all of you back at home though is that well their bike handling skills and clipping in skills aren’t so good. – More familiar. – You all right Chris? – [Person] Chris? – Coming. – No, seriously though, James, Chris, absolutely fantastic to have you on board. They are fresh from helping
their team Canyon Eisberg win the overall competition
at the Tour series here in the UK, despite
Jame’s best efforts in that final round as we were to see. Should we see it again? – [Dan] Yes, let’s see it again. – [James] No. – One more time. – Yeah, let’s see it one more time. – For Team Wiggins and
they’re down on the course. – Now this isn’t your first
actual thing for GCN is it, you’ve been away already, is that right? – Yeah, we spent last
weekend in Alta Badia in the Dolomites and
we filmed some videos. Amongst other things
on how to look more pro whilst on your bike. – Yeah, and we also did five
mistakes to probably avoid when riding a sporteve. – Nice. And James, you’ve not actually
finished yet, right, racing? – No, I’ve got five more
races to get underway before I start full-time here at GCN. – Cool, make sure you
use them to freshen up obviously, ’cause the hard work is really going to start
when you join us full-time. – Also, little bit of advice, don’t win any of those last five races because if you do this job opportunity will be closed, unfortunately, to you. – Okay. – Yeah. Right, well since we’ve now got two either currently retired cyclists or soon to be retired
cyclists next to us here now, we thought what a good
opportunity to follow on from last weeks ask GCN Anything where we discussed what pro cyclists do when they finish their careers. On Twitter, we had some
interesting responses. – Yeah, so on the Inner
Ring on Twitter said, a wood sculptor, Joel Pelier. A hermit, Charly Gaul. An ice cream maker, Paolo Fornaciari. A cowboy theme restaurant, Lloyd Mondory. And is also the first cyclist
to get a four year ban. – Yeah, the true cowboy, yeah. – And a medieval theme gift
store by Laurent Lefevre. – Nice. We’ve also had a contribution
from journal Daniel Friebe on Twitter who says, Dario
Pieri runs a shooting range. Jean-Cyrl Robin bought a dry cleaners. Roberto Visentini is an undertaker and our favorite Riccardo
Ricco owns an ice cream parlor. – Wow. – Nice, yeah. We also actually had one comment particularly left under that video itself from Yoni Shor which said that Emma Pooley joined the circus with a bunch of clowns. – Yes, I saw that comment. Well, we’ve got two more
people joining the circus, haven’t we? Welcome to the circus. – Thank you for having us. – Welcome on board. – Cheers, chaps. – Cheers mate. – Now right now the guys
have just disappeared temporarily to go make us cups of tea. – Yeah, so we should get
through Cycling Shorts by the time they’ve done
that and washed our bikes which is their next task. All right, first up in Cycling Shorts, and leading quite nicely on
from the retirement theme. What do you do when you
move on from being a doctor at Team Sky and British cycling? – That is a good question Dan. – You write a book of course. Thought that’d be plainly obvious. This is Dr. Richard
Freeman who was of course at the center of the Jiffy
bag scandal at Team Sky and who has remained resolutely silent on exactly what happened
around and about that. Handily, his book, which
tells all you would presume, is gonna come out just
before the Tour de France. – I’m gonna have to wait a
little bit longer though Dan ’til it ends up in charity shops ’cause I’m pretty sure he’s gonna be one of those authors that I don’t really want to see profit from selling his story, So maybe a week or so after it’s released. Anyway, have you ever wanted
to buy an ex team car? – I haven’t, no. But this guy from Weight
Weenies obviously did want to. He’s over in Israel and he’s
purchased a Lotto Soudal car that was used there
for the Grande Partenza down in Jerusalem. – Yeah. Only three days worth of use. A bike rack for eight
bikes, only mildly ragged, I’d say that’s quite a good deal. – Yeah. Well I’m sure he gets a lot of attention. He’s got one of those klaxon horns on it, that gets even more attention. – Oh I hope so. – Right, moving on, there
is another major player who are flexing their
muscles in the bike share scheme thing here in Europe. This is Uber, who’ve announced
their first ever ride share and it’s in Germany to be percise. Now, it’s fair to say that
Uber’s original business didn’t go down all that well in a number of European countries,
Germany in particular. And so this they say is
as much about showing good intention really as anything else. I guess it also helps that
the bike looks pretty cool. – Oh I think that is important
you know for a bike share. These yellow bikes that
are knocking around the city where I live. And I don’t like the look of them one bit, and they’re everywhere. But anyway, there you go, public bikes, it’s definitely a good
thing in the long run. Anyway, from good intentions to bad now, and a story of a cyclist in jail. Yeah that’s right, Luboya
Tshibangu is currently serving three and half years in prison after it was found that he falsely claimed that he’d crashed in a pothole. – And what he was then trying to do was sue Cardiff City
Council for the princely sum of 175,000 pounds. However it was subsequently ascertained that the crash occurred
about one kilometer from the pot hole which he so carefully took pictures of after his crash. – We’ll end Cycling Shorts
with a particularly interesting piece of research that
was recently published in the Human Kinetics journal. – You’ve guessed it, one of our favorites. – Oh absolutely. Now, it was a particularly
interesting piece of research because it looked at whether
or not you could improve your training by using
heart rate variability to actually quantify training loads. Now heart rate variability
is a physiological phenomenon which measures the difference
in time between heart beats and it can depend on
lots of different factors but fatigue is one of the big ones. – Yeah, they’ve got some
pretty striking results too. – They did. – Firstly they noted an
increase in peak power but also an increase in performance over a 40 minute time trial,
which is interesting. You wonder whether a training revolution could be on it’s way. – Well yeah, ’cause apparently measuring heart rate variability
is actually quite simple. You need a compatible sensor and then it’s as straightforward as downloading an app for your phone. Imagine mate if we’d been
measuring heart rate variation over the last few months ourselves. – Oh I dread to think. That would have been frightening, with the stress we’ve been under here. – Stress. – At least we’re not having to clean our own bikes anymore anyway. – Maybe that tea’s nearly ready. – I hope so. I’m blooming thirsty. Time now for the GCN Wiggle of Fortune. One lucky contestant today
will be in with a chance of winning one of four
voucher amounts to spend on what they want over at
the Wiggle online shop. Prize four, 25 pounds. Two lots of 25 pounds last two weeks Si, whilst you’ve been away. – Yeah, so hopefully
you’ll get more this time. 50 pounds is prize three, then 75 for two, and the big prize is 150 pounds. – And don’t forget, Lloydie. – Don’t mention it. – Also gets a chance to win a beer. – Who’s competing, who’s the contestant? – It is Aaron Schmidt from Switzerland. – Good luck to you Aaron. With no further ado let’s start. Three, two, one, and we are off. As Si had mentioned there is a beer going. – [Si] There it goes. – [Dan] And my chance to win. – Oh, you’ve got no chance this week. Right, come on Aaron. – One’s gone, four, three. – [Si] 50 pounds, is it gonna be 75? No, 50 quid. – It was obvious it wasn’t going to be 75, I’d already turned
’round by that point Si. Never the less, 50 pounds
to do what you want with over on the Wiggle online shop. Make sure you get in touch with us. I’m stuttering all over the place. Make sure you get in touch with us Aaron and let us know what you
do spend your 50 pounds on. – Tech of the Week now, we’re
gonna start with some news from our friends over at Wahoo. They’ve just released
limited edition versions of their Element bolt head unit but in some new colors. – Yes, two new options available. As you can see, Si has got
the yellow version just there. – We say yellow Dan. So that’s somewhere between
a lemon and lime, probably. – It’s yellow, Si. Anyway, that doesn’t matter to me because I’ll be using the GCN colorway which is this red one. – Oh, that does look cool as well. – That’s gonna look good
on my bike, that is. – To that, I’m gonna stick with that one. I like that very much. – Happy days. – Anyway, as we said they
are very much limited edition so if you do fancy one you’ll have to get in quick apparently. – Yes, you will. Now the eagle-eyed amongst
you will have spotted that there was some new tech on display at the recent Criterium de
Dauphine won by Geraint Thomas. The riders who were sponsored
by Trek or Specialized, well quite a lot of them were
on new bikes or so it seemed. Firstly this once from Trek
Segafredo riders looks to be a new Madone disc, it’s pretty interesting. Also Specialized riders,
or at least some of them looked to be on a new version
of the Venge, but also disc. – [Si] Yeah, both of
those bikes look amazing but I’ve got to say I’m a
sucker for that Trek team red. I think that looks absolutely amazing. – [Dan] How did you know it was a Trek? – I just got a funny feeling when I was looking at that down tube. Anyway, I do think it
looks absolutely brilliant, as I said. And we all know, of course,
that red bikes are faster. Although actually it doesn’t
matter what color bike you’ve got when you have an e-bike. Oh yes, that’s right, because
Focus have just released their new Paralane squared. Last year they teased us
with their Project Y concept and now it has hit the roads. – The battery in the motor
actually provided by fellow German brand Fazua and the motor itself is located in the bottom bracket. What that means is that there’s an extra three millimeters of space,
either side on each pedal. So a larger queue factor in effect. Now in order not to have any reduction in shifting performance
what Focus have done is taken some mountain bike technology in the form of 148 millimeter
boost rear hub spacing. – Nice. Now, much like the color, Scott said, if you’ve got an extra 400
watts at your disposable, you’re probably not that fussed about shifting performance either. But the whole bike just
weighs just 13 kilos. – Yeah, it does, although
it doesn’t have to produce 400 watts or weigh 13 kilograms
because you can remove the battery and the motor
and reduce it down to 10. – I’ll take 400 watts. – 400 watts, 13 kilograms, not having 400 watts, 10 kilograms. I’m going to have the 400 watts too. – Yeah. – Although we might as
well change Racing News this week to Lotto Soudal News. There’s been a lot going on with the Belgian World Tour squad. First up, rumors have been
spreading like wildfire that they could potentially
be losing the services of their sprinter Andre Greipel. He’s been with the team
now for eight years. – [Si] I can’t believe that, eight years. Now apparently he wanted a
two year contract extension but they were only willing to offer one which is I guess what happens
yeah, when you’re over 36. – I’m on a rolling six
month contract here at GCN. – You see I’m 34 so I’ve
got a two year deal. – You’re joking. – No. Anyway, rumored to be replacing Griepel at Lotto Soudal is
pocket rocket Caleb Ewan who will be leaving Mitchelton Scott which you would have
thought would made sense given that that team is
going to be increasingly focusing on the GC at the Grand Tour. – Very true. I do wonder then where Greipel will end up for next year or two. I mean Bora Hansgrohe
from a fact that they’re a German sponsor would make sense but then they’ve already got Peter Sagan who also takes up most of their
budget you’d have thought. They’ve got Sam Bennet who’s
going from strength to strength and the up and coming
Pascal Ackermann as well. – I can’t imagine Greipel will struggle. He’s a solid rider, gets results, and he’s a lovely bloke and a team player. I’m sure he’ll be fine. – I also wouldn’t want to turn him down during negotiations to
be perfectly honest. He’s a big guy, isn’t he? – Yeah. – One rider who will be
in Lotto Soudal colors for the foreseeable
future is Thomas De Gente because he said on
Twitter that he’s extended his contract with the
team through to 2020. – [Si] Good vision from the team there. Now, one thing that Lotto
Soudal did hit the news for last week was the use of speed gel in the team time trial at
the Criterium de Dauphine so as the rain came down,
white spots began to be visible on some of the rider’s
legs, prompting the UCI to investigate a possible
violation of their rules. – I’ve heard of jelly legs. Next level, isn’t it? I wonder if you can use it on your hair, might give that a go. – Yeah, an apposite probably
better for speed, isn’t it. – Yeah. Okay, should we finish our final bit of Lotto Soudal News now? Because they have got a new name and new kit for the
upcoming Tour de France. – Oh yeah? What is it? – New Lotto Soudal. – Yeah. – Yeah. – What? – That’s the name of the
new team, New Lotto Soudal. – Oh. – Yeah. – I wonder what the inspiration
for that one came from. – Well apparently it’s
because they’ve revamped the national lottery in Belgium and so you now have
twice the chance to win. – Ah. – Keeping their name
but changing their kit are Canyon Sram’s women’s
team for the upcoming Ovo women’s tour which
starts on Wednesday. The design is inspired
by the Rapha Women’s 100 which aims to get as many
women from around the globe onto bikes doing 100
kilometers on the same day. This year that is on the 15 of September. – Yeah, I like that kit you know. I mean I love their normal kit but that one is pretty cool too. – It is nice, yeah. – Right, sticking with the women’s tour it seems that Annette Edmondson
has been taking her training for the UK base race
very seriously indeed. She know exactly what is required
to prepare for UK weather. – [Dan] You’re not going to believe this but the forecast actually
looks all right for next week. – Yeah, only raining for
four days out of five. So, bonus. – Yeah, so it might be that
technique in crossing rivers doesn’t play a factor in the
final GC outcome of the race. – No, not this year. – No. Incidentally Emma is currently
as we speak en route to the Ovo women’s tour so stay tuned to GCN for the cool content that she will be bringing you. – Yeah. Right, now the transfer
rumor mill is in full swing. Which is excellent because
we always like talking about. – Rumors. – Baseless rumors, yeah. Anyway it seems like
Bahrain Merida are intent on strengthening their roster for 2019. Rohan Dennis, Phil
Barhouse, and Mike Teunisson have all been linked to
the squad for next year. – Blimey, they should rename themselves to New Bahrain Merida I think. – Why is that? – Well, with those riders
twice the chance to win. (drill) It is time now for hack forward
slash bodge of the week. Just check that, it’s
quite hot in this room. First up today, this came
in from Anna Isobel Schwartz on Twitter and yes. We got to take the bull by the horns. Is that biking? – Hey, straight out of Lloyd Mondory’s cowboy themed restaurant I think. – [Dan] Yeah. – [Si] More dangerous than
a bike with disc brakes Dan, look at that back wheel. – [Dan] Well it’s not a
hack or a bodge is it. I can’t ride that. – [Si] Piece of art. Nice. – Next up there Si. – This is from Nick Samuels. He said, “When it’s only one month to go “until the tour and you need to finish “all your essential home improvements.” Look at that. King of the mountain’s door. – [Dan] Cool. Do you think his bedroom’s
yellow and green and white? (laughing) Well I’ve got the white one at home. Let’s face it, I’ve got one Tour de France themed door in my house. It’s white. – Oh nice, yeah I like it. He’s looking cool though. Nice work, looking sauve. Luciano Saffino. – [Dan] “As my newborn gets older, “child safety is number one. “Here I’m using an old tube around the sharp edges of this coffee table. I’ve cut off the valve for a cleaner look. Who knew old tubes could
prevent things like this?” – [Si] That looks pretty neat, that does. – I think that looks good as well. Has he not actually, no
hasn’t cut the inner, I see what he’s saying there now, he’s not cut the valve off yet. Still there in the center of the table. – [Si] Oh yeah. – Yeah, maybe cut the valve
off for a neater look. – Yeah, there we go. Right, Blair Cartmel. That’s a hack. – Yes. That’s a hack. Well once he’s hacked the
valve off it’s a hack. – There’s so many sharp corners there I’m just thinking yeah a
bit of a nightmare with it. – That’s a lot of energy to. – Yeah right, Blair Cartmel. “Thoughts on this race nutrition? “It was a hot day and I spotted this “at a race at the weekend.” – [Dan] Doesn’t get more
simple than that, does it? – [Si] No. – [Dan] Bit of malt
loaf, just taped it on. – [Si] Tasty though. Is that like? – I mean it’s easy access. – Isn’t one of those a chocolate bar? – [Dan] It is, a Mars bar isn’t it though? – [Si] Amazing. Yeah, I’m all in for
that, that sounds great. – [Dan] It’s still a bodge though, surely. Bodge. – Well the alternative
surely is a top tube bag which as we all know
not unacceptable at all. – No, people are fine
doing what they want. I had a grant last week and
I was teaching anything. Anyways, Steven. Yes, wear whatever kit you want. I’ve got really into it. – Top tube bags, come on mate. – Yeah, it’s almost part of your kit. Don’t let us fall out here Si. ‘Cause there’s two new
presenters that could replace us just downstairs, cleaning our bikes. Next up, Steven W. “The plastic striker
snapped off my bicycle bell “so I 3D printed a new one “complete with an adjustable screw “for the optimal bell performance.” – [Si] That is pretty neat. I mean it’s also a great commitment to. – [Dan] Keep a bell. – To sustainibility, yeah. Yeah, I mean what can
you say, that looks neat. It looks slimline. Assuming it’s effective. Congratulations. Glad you’ve got a lot
of time on your hands. – Let’s move very quickly on. Cargy. “If you drill.” – What are you laughing at
Dan, I don’t understand? – Give me two secs. – Seriously mate, I don’t get it. – “If you drill a hollow tech key.” – Can you explain? – “If you drill a hollow tech key “and put a carbon rod
through with rubber foot “you will get a photo stand for your bike “on the non-drive side.” Right, of course. – What is he doing mate,
I don’t understand. – I’m holding it together, right. That’s, we could actually do
that on some of our shoots at the Grand Tours because
we, where some top pros bikes have in the past just used a stick. – [Si] That does look
super neat, doesn’t it? – Yeah. Not at neat as this next one though. Oh no, got one more between. – “I’ve realized.” This is Giani Madrid. “I’v realized that whenever I’m bored I tend to do something silly or creative, in this case both. I mounted my worn out
boas from his S-works shoes to his Nike shoes.” Fair enough. – [Dan] Hack. – [Si] That looks good. – [Dan] It does look
quite good doesn’t it? – [Si] Yeah. Bit of cycling themed
tech in your leisure wear. – Could have done with
them for my seven year old when he was five. Took him ages to get laces. Finally, Deandoesstuff,
well he most certainly does. He’s 3D printed a bike stand and that is a definite hack. Look how neat that thing is. – [Si] That does look cool actually. Yeah, this is definitely a hack isn’t it? – [Dan] Yeah feel free to
send one of those over, I want one of them. – [Si] Right now that is
all we’ve got time for in hack or bodge this week. So Dan perhaps you can just explain what was it that you were
laughing at about that guy’s bell? – Next up, caption competition. Your weekly chance to win a
GCN Camelbak water bottle. Quick reminder of last week’s photo. It’s this one of Emma
Pooley over in Alta Badia. – Yeah, we’ve got a winner Dan. Took a long time to sift
through some amazing responses this week, but, you ready? – [Dan] Yep. – [Si] J. Coe said, caption, “Emma’s mom, ‘Don’t worry
dear, you’ll grow into it.'” – I’m not sure she will. I don’t think any of us
would grow into that, it’s humongous when you’re next to it. – One of the nice things
about getting older, isn’t it, that you never
have to buy anything that you would grow into? – No. Well you start shrinking, don’t you? – Aw man, yeah good point. – Get in touch with us J, on Facebook with a
message and your address and we’ll get this sent straight to you. This week’s photo for you
to get your teeth stuck into is this one of Gareth Thomas with his lion and a Saint Bernard dog. Si is gonna get you started this week. – Oh boy. The new podium post at
the Criterium de Dauphine gave Gareth Thomas paws for thought. I wonder if Chris or James
are good at captions. – Not as good as you mate. – No, maybe not. If you think you can beat that, I suggest you probably can, then obviously you need
to stick your caption in the comment section down below. We will read through them
and then pick a winner. Standard is usually better than that. – It’s almost time to
tell you what’s coming up on GCN over the next seven days. Firstly though, three
of our favorite comments from the last seven days
starting with this one beneath last week’s GCN Show which came in from Emilio Oldenziel. “I’m only allowed to watch
GCN before we go to sleep, “my girlfriend can’t fall asleep “without listening to the show. “She thinks Simon’s voice is soothing.” Don’t take that as a compliment Si, you basically send her to sleep. – Yeah no, I wasn’t gonna
take it as a compliment. But yeah. Well at least I perform some
kind of service I guess, even if it’s putting someone to sleep. – Do you want to shout the rest of this? Wake up! – Yeah. Do we get her name? – No. – No, we don’t. Emilio’s girlfriend! Hello! The show’s nearly done now,
you can nearly get to sleep. Right, Eric Combes. “Great show GCN! “While I don’t need
permission from my spouse “to watch your show, I probably should “get approval from my boss.” Yeah, it was a long show
last week, wasn’t it? – Yeah sorry about that. There were a few comments
actually along those lines. Seems like plenty of you watch the GCN Show in your work time. Fair play. – Great idea. – Underneath how to turn a
road bike into a gravel bike, Medical Cannabis Spain said, “In my day we used to call
a gravel bike, a bike.” Good point. “Soon I will need a tarmac
bike, a concrete bike, a sand bike, dirt bike, asphalt
bike, and a grass bike.” – I agree with that, but do you know what? The big problem with gravel bikes is that they’re called gravel bikes. The bike itself is a great
bike that can do everything, it’s just that it’s got
such a rubbish name. That everyone makes comments like that because it just sounds
like it just sounds like it’s just a kind of
marketing ploy when actually it should probably be the
bike to end all bikes. – A mountain bike doesn’t just need to be used on a mountain. – Exactly. Do you remember that, back in the day, your mom and dad were like, “Well you’re not using it on mountains, “why is it called a mountain bike?” – There was also an
all-terrain bike at one point. – ATB, yeah. – It was probably better,
what better description of it? – Than a gravel bike, absolutely. – Anyway, this is going
to be another 36 minutes at this rate, so I say we carry on with what’s on the channel. – Let’s wax lyrical about the old days of mountain biking Dan. – Coming out this week on Wednesday Emma is showing you how
to climb comfortably, which I could do with
some advice with myself at the moment. – Yeah, you don’t have to tell us that. – Yeah. On Thurday it’s the top 10
hardest climbs in the world and Friday we’re back with another edition of Ask GCN Anything. – Yeah. Saturday Emma is showing us how
to make carrot cake porridge which does sound pretty good, doesn’t it? Then on Sunday, Emma reveals possibly the greatest upgrade you
could make to your bike if speed is your priority. So yeah make sure you
definitely check on that. The results are pretty striking. They took Emma by surprise
and us by surprise as well. And then Monday of
course catch it with Dan on the GCN Racing News Show and Tuesday we’re right
back here for the GCN Show. – Where’s our tea by the way? – I don’t know. It’s blooming gonna have
gone cold by now, isn’t it? – Stewed. – We are getting towards
the end of the GCN Show now but of course there is still
time for Extreme Corner and this week it’s our
friend Chris Akrigg. I saw our friend, he’s kind
of more Martyn Ashton’s friend but we like to pretend
he’s our friend too. Anyway here is a great edit that was filmed for his sponsor Mongoose, it’s called Free Trials. (rock music) Whoa. – Them’s are proper skills. – Crazy skills, crazy skills. Right so that is all we’ve got time for for this week’s GCN Show unfortunately. Before we do leave you, quick reminder to head over to the GCN shop. Last week I believe Dan
and Tom talked about the new GCN fan kit in the
black and white colorway which is very cool and
indeed the matching shorts with the black leg grippers on there. They’re selling fast, but don’t forget there is a deal, if you buy both of them you get 10 percent off, which
is pretty cool isn’t it? – They are selling really well, thanks very much indeed
for your support on that. It’s very much appreciated
from all of us here. All right, well that pretty
much is the end of the show now. I don’t know about you but
I’m pretty thirsty still. – I am, really thirsty. – Finally, here they come with the tea. – Thank you very much. – There was a queue at the castle, there’s not a lot we could do. – That’s all right. – What use is that, two empty bloody mugs? (laughing) – Hey, you didn’t get me a
cup of tea guys, come on. What kind of service is this? Junior presenters make tea
for the senior presenters. – Yeah. – They were locking up. – Yeah yeah yeah. – Come on guys, back upstairs. – Now that I’ve got underlings below me I want a cup of tea as well. – We’ve got work to do
in the high ranking of presenting this place, that is for sure. – Just ’cause I’m shorter doesn’t mean I don’t get a cup of tea. – Right, well we’ve got one more video we think you should watch right now. Our friend Katherine who
works upstairs in the office was out in Kansas recently
doing the Dirty Kansas and this was her video
diary which is fantastic. Make sure you watch it. – I think the tea bag’s left in a bit long for this one guys, just for future ref. It’s like a little bit of
tea bag soakage and then. – Dunk and a squeeze. – Put your milk. – I take lots of milk
by the way, no sugar. – Noted. – Thank you.