Welcome to the GCN app!
Brought to you by the Global Cycling Network – the world’s largest online cycling channel – our app is for anyone interested in the world of road cycling.
Sign up for an account to join our community and subscribe to GCN+ to watch live racing and exclusive cycling documentaries and films.
With the GCN app – now fully compatible with iPad as well as iPhone – you can:
Subscribe to GCN+
GCN+ is a better way to watch the best bike racing from across the worlds of road, cyclocross and track as they unfold live, uninterrupted and ad-free. On GCN+ there is no off-season: we keep all the action going through every month of the year.
On GCN+ you can catch up with all the key moments from the races you love with our on-demand highlights, and go deeper with our analysis show, The Breakaway, where we relive all the action, with expert insights after every stage of the season’s biggest races. Plus get up to speed with all the racing and everything that matters in our weekly cycling magazine show, World Of Cycling, packed full with even more analysis, news, special guests, chat, challenges and more.
Discover a world of epic new documentaries that you can watch anywhere, anytime for a big screen experience on any screen, including iPad. Immerse yourself in incredible adventures from across the globe. Get inspired and entertained by epic challenges. Keep on cycling’s cutting edge with the latest advances in science and technology that promise to take us into the future, today. Meet the sport’s greatest legends and see them like you’ve never seen them before. Learn about the history of the sport, brands and bikes that you love. Explore new corners of the cycling world from the comfort of your home, and much, much more.
GCN+ is everything cycling, all in one place: thrilling races + inspiring films + a full-gas experience.
Upload photos and details of your bikes, the places you love to ride, your latest bike hacks and upgrades, or anything else related to cycling. Enter competitions and have a chance to be featured on our GCN and GCN Tech shows.
Stay up to date
Find the cycling news stories that matter in "Home" feed, check out our daily racing news and read detailed event previews. Get all the latest info on the pro cycling teams in the "Pro" section.
Sign up for an account in order to have your say on everything our community is sharing. Has someone uploaded your dream bike? Spotted a fantastic location that you have to go and ride? Seen a brilliant bike hack or an enviable upgrade? Vote for your favourites and join the conversations about them.
Interact with other cyclists like you, find out more about the bikes they love and discover the amazing places around the world they love to go and ride.
The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling.
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The GCN app is now fully compatible with iPad:
• Enhanced landscape browsing experience
• Watch videos in full screen
• Subscribe to GCN+ for an enhanced on-the-go experience
• Enjoy live racing + exclusive documentaries on the iPad's larger screen
Let us know your thoughts and feedback!
Ratings and Reviews
Good with a couple niggles
It’s great having the content and largely have found this to work well - am using over Chromecast. However watching replays it does drop out though, which is frustrating if I’m on the trainer (I find if you quickly stop casting it picks up in the right place on the phone and then I can click cast again so don’t loose my place - bit of an annoying work around in the middle of an interval). I don’t know if this is the WiFi dropping and an issue with the Chromecast or the app. This doesn’t seem to happen when watching live so perhaps if there is a difference in how they work could look at this (does the live stream have a buffer for such dropouts and reply’s don’t?).
It would be great if the app ran straight from Chromecast/Amazon Fire/Apple TV - is this something in the pipeline?
Also something that would be good is when clicking onto a race that is currently live, before anything starts you get an option to watch from start or live - so if I start watching a cyclocross race 40 minutes after the start I don’t accidentally see what’s happening and ruin it.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review and feedback, we'll pass it on to our app team. We're currently working on bringing the app to devices like Amazon Fire sticks so you should see this in the near future!
App not that clear
Whilst having the ability to watch a wealth of races via a reasonably priced subscription is great, the app isn’t that intuitive. There is no specific GCN+ button, navigation of broadcast races isn’t that clear and there is seemingly no list/access to any of the documentaries mentioned. To be honest, as a new subscriber, the app doesn’t really make it clear exactly what GCN+ is and how to access content. Is it the app, or just something you access through the app?
I’m hoping for a tidier, clearer app layout and navigation in the near future.
UPDATE: Thanks for the response. Followed steps given and the GCN+ button has now appeared. Looking forward to an iPad app in the future.
Developer Response ,
Hi Maurice, updating here as we've *just* added full iPad support to our app. You can check this out in any of our latest versions. Our latest version at the time of writing this is 1.291.0. Let us know what you think if you have a chance to check it out – you can contact us at email@example.com. Thanks, Lasty
Amazing coverage of women’s racing
Finally feel like I can follow women’s racing properly for the first time with GCN race pass, the coverage on here is so much better than anything else available. I don’t think GCN gets enough credit for how much more accessible they’ve made it. Thank you GCN!
The race pass part of the app is still new and it shows because there’s a few little issues with it - eg I can’t chrome cast the highlights of races where the full race is available. They also seem to overestimate how good their users’ WiFi is as well 😆, loading a lot of news content on app start and auto playing full race coverage whenever you navigate to a race, which can make the app feel very slow. But it’s a really ambitious app and very feature rich, hopefully these small issues will be ironed out soon.
Developer Response ,
Hi Amy, thanks for your feedback and review. We have a great team working on the racing and the app and we've been working hard to bring more and more coverage of women's racing to GCN+. It's great to see that you've been enjoying this and it's something that we'll keep working on, too. Thanks for the feedback on the app functionality – I'll make sure that this is passed along. All the best, Tom
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