John sent me this over a few days ago and since then I’ve seen ads and YouTube ‘teasers’ of Global Cycling Network’s next big thing – GCN+.
Like most of you, I’ve watched GCN’s often informative, sometimes silly videos over the years and I often wondered to myself if they would eventually run out of topics to talk about. I guess they’ve been asking themselves the same question because a couple of years ago they expanded into race commentary (now partnered with Eurosport, I think) and now GCN+, which is a paid service, like their race package was before.
I am trying hard to live my life without subscriptions. I don’t have Netflix, Amazon Prime or Spotify, and I cringe when my annual Office suite subscription comes up for renewal. I just don’t want to buy something that will make me feel like I need to keep using it. There are some things that are essential, of course, like Excel and cycling documentaries! GCN+ will have a whole host of pros races this year, plus lots of in-house documentaries that will only be available to paid subscribers, I think. In Covid Times this is a very attractive proposal, especially since they are offering a ‘ridiculously low’ (their words, but I agree) annual price of around €20 if you sign up in February.
I think they are launching today. Anyone else considering it?