The Worst Types Of Cyclists To Ride With | GCN Show Ep. 432

Group riding is great! You can chat to your mates, have a sprint for a town sign, and maybe even blag yourself a free coffee! But there are some cyclists that can make group riding a bit less enjoyable! We've all had the friend that's been sat on your wheel sprint past you up every hill, fresh as a daisy! Or the friend who's "conveniently" forgotten their wallet when you get to the coffee shop! This week, Manon & Si discuss!
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  1. Ray Barber

    Ray Barber

    Dag geleden

    No mudguards on a wet ride, even when the club rules say they are mandatory.

  2. Sharon Gregory

    Sharon Gregory

    3 dagen geleden

    Awwww Si I would ride along with you if I could keep up!

  3. SlaveLaboringKid


    7 dagen geleden


  4. Maciej Gawron

    Maciej Gawron

    7 dagen geleden

    most of deer species which carry antlers replace them every year :) so you may find it ;-)

  5. P Wood

    P Wood

    8 dagen geleden

    That hacks a “corker”

  6. V35pilot


    10 dagen geleden

    Another lone wolf here, but prefer the solitude over the unwarranted arrogance of a pro-wannabe looking side-eyed at me.

  7. xchopp


    11 dagen geleden

    I am not one of them: been a lone wolf for a few years now. TMI: used to ride with a nice guy who just couldn't stop discussing politics (libertarian). Seemed to be drawn more and more into the crazy side of that thing. We were good buddies for years but by late 2016 I had had enough. I would ride with the club now but being an older dude, I have to stop too frequently (many older guys will know what I'm talking about). And I quite enjoy riding alone.

  8. Doc Julien

    Doc Julien

    12 dagen geleden

    "Ultrasonic is really good. I tried cleaning my chain multiple times. Then I used the ultrasonic and I still had tons of yellow stuff come out."

  9. Robert Myers

    Robert Myers

    12 dagen geleden

    As a confirmed lone wolf nothing irritates me more than the rider who passes me at speed but is then caught by me keeping to my pace. The first rule of overtaking is that thou shalt stay ahead at all costs, but failing that, stop and faff with your phone/head unit under the pretence that you’ve finished a time trial/have a phone call😁.The lone wolf despises company. Keep your distance!

  10. Rahul Macwan

    Rahul Macwan

    12 dagen geleden

    I’m sort of a Lone wolf

  11. TheAnimaster


    14 dagen geleden

    What savage throws away bottles like that? You get paid shitloads and you’re a common litterbug in the same sentence? Maybe that’s why they aren’t seen as human.

  12. Belinda Ellison

    Belinda Ellison

    14 dagen geleden

    Gosh here I was impressed my 5 and 8 year old rode 16 km 😂😂

  13. Mo XX

    Mo XX

    15 dagen geleden

    Seeing the title I could only think about Nacer Bouhanni

  14. Vandit Kalia

    Vandit Kalia

    17 dagen geleden

    When did Cav become the world's greatest sprinter? Cipo and Alejet probably would have something to say about that.

  15. URSoulSurgeon


    17 dagen geleden

    Marc Connolly puts ear buds in and you have to scream for him to hear you. When you slow down to talk to him, he just blows by you annoyed that you tried to talk to him.

  16. mochno1


    17 dagen geleden

    Lone wolf here. I round often rounds (4-5 same rounds a training) and same routes (even like whole year) and dont mind that. I hate stopping and i dont like to have a person who will drive more to center a road and i am scared to be hit by a car.

  17. BearInMind


    17 dagen geleden

    The single worst person to ride with is.. That person you’re riding two up with and every time they pull through they accelerate and disrupt the rhythm of the ride. Causing you to either accelerate to keep the draft or for them to look back at you like you’re dropped. You may as well be riding solo as they seek shelter behind you but offer you no recovery in return for your efforts on the front. Complete wank stain move.

  18. Mikefule


    17 dagen geleden

    Worst riders: I used to ride with the tandem club. One tandem owner lost his stoker (the person at the back) who got married and moved away, so he recruited a lonely middle aged male club member with a chip on his shoulder and nothing good to say about anyone. If I rode alongside this tandem, I had a great chat with the nice bloke on the front but my wife was stuck talking to the thoroughly unpleasant git on the back.

  19. GZR Bang

    GZR Bang

    17 dagen geleden

    Here's a link to the GCN video - (5 Roadside Hacks - the entire video is worth watching) - for the broken shift cable & rear derailleur hack at 15:20 in case anyone wants a more detailed look at how it's done.

  20. Brian Martin

    Brian Martin

    18 dagen geleden

    When you get over the final climb of the ride

  21. en tee kay

    en tee kay

    18 dagen geleden

    I much prefer to ride alone. Just had a guy who was clearly much fitter than me sit behind me during a 30min climb from the bottom to the top without pulling at all or even saying hello, for that matter. I hate these guys. On a scale from 1 to a-hole, they are the undisputed kings. Worst thing was: he was wearing a Sagan jersey and I really can't imagine Sagan to be this much of a dick on the road.

  22. imulford


    19 dagen geleden

    Caption: "yeah! Got my GCN+ subscription sorted!"

  23. Juan Piantino

    Juan Piantino

    19 dagen geleden

    My buddy never stops talking. Not even on the steepest climbs. More than annoyed, I am very impressed by this guy.

  24. Christopher Poepping

    Christopher Poepping

    19 dagen geleden

    I'm pretty I have a couple of Nike road shoes laying around if anyone wants to purchase them.

  25. Christopher Poepping

    Christopher Poepping

    19 dagen geleden

    I'm so glad you used your body spray today

  26. Maxime Murray

    Maxime Murray

    19 dagen geleden

    My biggest group ride ever is 2 people, we didn't puncture and we chatted throughout. Does that still make me a lone wolf?

  27. Rob Munro

    Rob Munro

    20 dagen geleden

    Lone Wolf here. Don't even return waves or jolly greetings from other riders. Call me miserable but just because someone else is on a bike, that doesn't make them my friend.

  28. The Stino

    The Stino

    20 dagen geleden

    I’m a Lone Wolf. Love to ride alone!

  29. Marbi Lollen

    Marbi Lollen

    20 dagen geleden

    1:43 ➡️ ⤵️ B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G h.o.T G.i.r.L's -L-o-V-e-S-e-X---❤️😘 ..👍 !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候 1619426754

  30. Eric Robinson

    Eric Robinson

    20 dagen geleden

    CAPTION: When your husband tells you he did the dishes and he actually has

  31. ORLANDO Gomez

    ORLANDO Gomez

    20 dagen geleden


  32. bscjake


    20 dagen geleden

    Caption: Marianne Vos joins Blake and Martyn singing Hacks and Bodges! song on the Dirt Shed Show

  33. Josiah Woods

    Josiah Woods

    21 dag geleden

    As a triathlete I’m definitely a lone wolf. 🤣👀The irony is I hate being alone while training on my own. 🤪



    21 dag geleden

    I used to be a moaner, but now I'm the "I'd rather run than cycle as it's cheaper and safer and much less of a mission" type of cyclist lol...

  35. Guillermo Putz

    Guillermo Putz

    21 dag geleden

    Love the show and all that but, did the guy in the intro just rode 24 hours on zwift at a 34k/hr pace?!!! How was that not news!!

  36. Raleigh Kellyc

    Raleigh Kellyc

    21 dag geleden

    That's me but only some times

  37. Trey Gruel

    Trey Gruel

    21 dag geleden

    Si and Manon come up with a new challenge. Hank: Hold my beer. Dan: *drinks a 'mineral water'* Hank: Where'd my beer go?

  38. Joe S

    Joe S

    21 dag geleden

    84km!?! Wow! I’m excited to go on my first 75km next month. Amazing!

  39. Terry Lyons

    Terry Lyons

    22 dagen geleden

    Any day that M. Cavendish doesn't is a good day.

  40. turicckid


    22 dagen geleden

    Vossed it!

  41. Sentient Being

    Sentient Being

    22 dagen geleden

    Caption: The pumped up yellow that's not sick.

  42. Fausto Zapata

    Fausto Zapata

    22 dagen geleden

    Oh snap!!!! I'm a lone wolf.

  43. John Pedersen

    John Pedersen

    22 dagen geleden

    Caption: When you hit a PB in running as a cyclist.

  44. Grant Harlor

    Grant Harlor

    22 dagen geleden

    I am 100% a lone wolf. I love my alone time. Great time to clear my head and enjoy nature. Can go at whatever pace I like and don't have to worry about being held back or getting dropped. The thing I like least about group rides is how much you have to free wheel when in the group. I just want to get out there and spin!

  45. bubblesezblonde


    22 dagen geleden

    Good to see the Siborg explaining superior HIVE technology to humans. Manon rules and to wit is the only GCN rider to come close to defeating the Siborg in a fair, scientic contest, All will be assimilated Resistance is Futile.

  46. marteinninn


    22 dagen geleden

    Caption: Who said Marianna Was ??

  47. Arnold Freeman Chan Music

    Arnold Freeman Chan Music

    22 dagen geleden

    I am a all around rider, Guilty of all those bad traits.

  48. Mindful and Chill

    Mindful and Chill

    22 dagen geleden

    Caption: When you bonk only just when you getting home.

  49. David Stihler

    David Stihler

    22 dagen geleden

    Snot rockets tend to annoy me if I'm in back of them.

  50. David Stihler

    David Stihler

    22 dagen geleden

    Constant chattering drives me bonkers. Actually I stopped by a homeowner on the way up Mtn Charlie a 2000' mountain climb and the homeowner was complaining about people talking while riding. I guess if it's nice and quiet having people constantly chattering breaks the peacefulness of the area they live in.

  51. Mindful and Chill

    Mindful and Chill

    22 dagen geleden

    Finally Kenya on something in GCN😊🦾🦾🦾

  52. Steve Brewer

    Steve Brewer

    22 dagen geleden

    Manon, I know it's "rude", but thank you so much for saying "arse saver" and not the more frequently uttered slightly sanitised version 😉

  53. James Byrnes

    James Byrnes

    22 dagen geleden

    Old Folks ride too! You have great info for the cycling community worldwide, all of which is aging(news?). My suggestion is to include segments which address what we are all going through. I am 74 and still rolling. Thanks

  54. E R

    E R

    22 dagen geleden

    OMG... please just focus on Manon and cut Simon out of the pic :-)

  55. Jeremy Gourd

    Jeremy Gourd

    22 dagen geleden

    Caption: "Don't don't don't you.... forget about me... (because I'm still winning)"

  56. Stew Powell

    Stew Powell

    22 dagen geleden

    I was waiting for "the worst type of cyclist to ride with is a Triathlete", but alas it never came.... I am a Triathlete by the way 🤣

  57. Justin Becker

    Justin Becker

    22 dagen geleden

    If I was a pro rider I would throw one bottle to a fan at every race and make sure that the commissioners see it.

  58. Mark Mathews

    Mark Mathews

    23 dagen geleden

    Simon, I doubt that the ultimate bonk is ever going to be 'touch and go' as you suggest.

  59. ian moore

    ian moore

    23 dagen geleden

    Don a cha! :-)

  60. Ashwin Kadekar

    Ashwin Kadekar

    23 dagen geleden

    how many of us believe that Manon is the most beautiful presenter on GCN soo far!

  61. Ceej Caballero

    Ceej Caballero

    23 dagen geleden

    "Cyclist are not seen as human" yeah after keeping up with vehicles or even faster than them of course they would. Lmao

  62. troi whalen

    troi whalen

    23 dagen geleden

    Manon is only a Haf Lloyd, but she does just as good a job hosting as Dan Lloyd !

  63. Eric Bellerose

    Eric Bellerose

    23 dagen geleden

    In my opinion, worst thing about cycling with Si is the astronaut visor he wears... could deal with all the others!

  64. Teamsimple Leadfoot

    Teamsimple Leadfoot

    23 dagen geleden

    The Unwanted coach. Who finds fault in anyone on a group ride but usually the newbie and MANSPLAINS how, what. Where, when to do this, that, or whatever. From the gear you wear, how you wear it, to your equipment you ride, what's in your water bottle, When to drink, what to eat, when to pea, etc,etc, at ad-Nauseam! DAILY. has not a clue you want to ride to escape folks like him!

  65. Paul Bucalo

    Paul Bucalo

    23 dagen geleden

    OT: Lose the plexiglass divider. You don't wear masks around each other outdoors, when cycling, doing your tests. No worries there, but the plexiglass is a joke at this point, don't you think? Seriously.

  66. Ramiro Garcia Jr

    Ramiro Garcia Jr

    23 dagen geleden

    Wow would you look at that, those jerseys looook slammmmmin! Yes. Well if only Egan Bernal would move to America so we could show these Europeans, how the Amgen nutty bers get downnnne. #la #lahasbrah #monkish #asb #korrrralitooooos #nanobrew.

  67. david kluever

    david kluever

    23 dagen geleden

    Lone wolf riding a 56-11 withbmy speaker on hi

  68. Best Cycling Moments

    Best Cycling Moments

    23 dagen geleden

    Caption: when your Oakleys finally arrive after 6 weeks of waiting (acctully happened:

  69. apschrauwen


    23 dagen geleden

    Caption: Look! It's the new Jumbo jet!

  70. Mark Herbertson

    Mark Herbertson

    23 dagen geleden

    Bit harsh on the Lone Wolf, chances are they are a Lone Wolf due to a lack of confidence. People should be encouraged to join a group. #bekind

  71. Peter Hird

    Peter Hird

    23 dagen geleden

    Hi, I live in Australia and it’s basically a sport over here to hate cyclists. I’ve had every altercation with motorists that you can imagine. I always ride to the left or on the verge but still to no avail. What Australian motorists want are no cyclists on the roads. The argument that you read here is rider and bicycle registration so that riders can be fined if motorists think that they’ve done the wrong thing whilst riding. As for myself, I’ve held my drivers license for over 40 years with no fines and I currently pay for 5 registrations...I’m not going to pay for a bicycle rego as well...I pay enough already. Sorry for the rant but the hate cyclists get here in Australia is astonishing. Great your work.

  72. Brendan Mullan

    Brendan Mullan

    23 dagen geleden

    I only ride alone, it's what it's all about. No need to plan a route or arrive on time. I have no idea where I'm going...freedom.

  73. pizzadog50


    23 dagen geleden

    Bad habit #1 the rider who clears nose or throat@ front or middle of group! Bad anytime but especially during these times!

  74. Informal OCD

    Informal OCD

    23 dagen geleden

    With mountain biking, riding behind the "spaz". You know, the rider that overreacts to minor obstacles or trys to look cool with their slashy "style"

  75. Adderall


    23 dagen geleden

    Caption: *When the pubs reopen*

  76. Dan Dalstra

    Dan Dalstra

    23 dagen geleden

    I was so happy to log on and see Manon at the desk! MORE MANON!!

  77. Roy Evans

    Roy Evans

    23 dagen geleden

    Lone wolf.

  78. Roy Evans

    Roy Evans

    23 dagen geleden

    De-humanising others to justify harm to them. Sounds familiar.

  79. Roy Evans

    Roy Evans

    23 dagen geleden

    I think all the riders should chuck their water bottles 3 times each. 🤣🤣🤣



    23 dagen geleden

    I bike to work at Sydney Airport 5 days a week,I wear my work uniform (A florescent company work shirt,work shorts),in other words I don't look like a cyclist and therefore I appear to be human... Ignorant Motorists😆

  81. Jairo Villa

    Jairo Villa

    23 dagen geleden

    I've definitely found that when I cycle in full gear (bib shorts, clips, helmet, jersey) cars take me more serious and give me more room on the road. Unless I'm riding hands-free looking down and sending a text on my phone ... for some reason they don't like that.

  82. Steve Stewart-Sturges

    Steve Stewart-Sturges

    23 dagen geleden

    One of my dear friends back in Canada in the early 90's was a pro mountain bike rider and did road for the national team, we all used to train together and my mate was always very relaxed and cool out with us, he had his training schedule that was basically out of bounds to us, but otherwise could always count of him for great medium level training rides... Every now and then we would get a new guy show up, mostly on a Cannondale or Trek it seemed, and if he didn't know my mate, inevitably start banging on about why he was wearing full team kit and team bike, etc etc... and new guy would always decide to play drop the big guy at some point. We were all wise to this, and if the guy was getting tiresome or a dick, manoeuvred the new guy up to the front, next to my mate, and he would slowly but steadily start upping the pace, all the while talking away about nothing as this new guy's breathing would start getting more and more laboured, until we were cruising along at 50 kmh or so, and whilst this guy was dying, we made stay up at the front by yelling at him to hold the wheel and keep your line... We were dying too, but worth it to see him sputter and peel off onto the verge... So gotta be respectful on a ride...!

  83. Disparia Books

    Disparia Books

    23 dagen geleden

    Hank might be the ultimate "hold my beer" guy, but Dan is the ultimate "sure, I'll hold it for you..."

  84. Antares


    23 dagen geleden

    Ketones are naturally produced in the body. As a supplement, they're probably OK. As a PED they should be used with caution. Also, for those who like to make such comparisons, ketones are a paint solvent and acetone, what most nail polish removers are made of, is a ketone.

  85. B Blutarsky

    B Blutarsky

    23 dagen geleden

    I'm definitely the lone wolf. Between the snobs, the half wheelers, the people who don't know what a recovery ride is, the wheel suckers, the people who use traffic control devices to gap the riders behind, etc...I'm just much more happy riding by myself or with the Mrs. Plus, I train using the polarized training method, so I'm either riding easy (80% of the time) or doing super hard intervals (10% of the time), and most group rides are in that no man's land that doesn't really provide any benefit. Lastly, I love my dog more than most people, so until he takes up cycling, I'll stick to myself.

  86. Matt Shaw

    Matt Shaw

    24 dagen geleden

    Caption: Anna’s retiring!!

  87. david hooper

    david hooper

    24 dagen geleden

    This is simple. Triathletes are the worst by far.

  88. Robert Betetov

    Robert Betetov

    24 dagen geleden

    The rider who doesn't eat before a long ride, doesn't bring food along and then looks to others for help when they're about to bonk 🤦‍♂️

  89. ThePainfulitch


    24 dagen geleden

    How about the person that while taking their pull is erratic in their pace/cadence, and pulls out the water bottle and stops pedaling while leading the pace line!

  90. Jon Haslam

    Jon Haslam

    24 dagen geleden

    Inconsiderate cyclists holding up traffic by not giving vehicles room to pass without even realising what they’re doing. Cyclists stopping to wait in the middle of junctions or out in the road.

  91. Logi Tech

    Logi Tech

    24 dagen geleden

    Due to the centripetal force created by the rocket thrusters will cause the wheel to rotate anti clockwise (provided the rockets are facing in the correct direction) resulting in a forward motion.

  92. Kris Bowditch

    Kris Bowditch

    24 dagen geleden

    The lone wolf only needs a head unit, power meter and a TSS number for company 💪💪🔥🔥

  93. Mucklark 69

    Mucklark 69

    24 dagen geleden

    A lone Wolf I'm afraid .... But probably because every time I go for a group ride it's full of lone wolves :-(

  94. Tom Ekberg

    Tom Ekberg

    24 dagen geleden

    The one that always has to be a half wheel ahead

  95. Bekki Bii

    Bekki Bii

    24 dagen geleden

    Aussie cyclist, scary the things that people will do. Only plausible reason could be cos they don't see cyclists as human. Guys hanging out of window of car trying to hit you on the way past was the scariest one - Only been riding 6 months.

  96. Jfc


    24 dagen geleden

    do these guys really have a plastic divider between them in the studio or is that something else? If so,I can't stand these 'imagery for posterity' things. It's the most simpleton thing possible and the production crew should really think about what they're doing. Either go full hazmat quarantine if you care about bacteria/viruses or just remove the damned thing, it's the silliest trend around

    • Global Cycling Network

      Global Cycling Network

      24 dagen geleden

      Hi there, the screen between the presenters is something we're required to use in order to make the set covid secure. Off-screen presenters have to wear masks as do camera crew and other staff. Please bear with us on this, we are not allowed to operate unless our work spaces are covid secure - we appreciate the screen looks odd but it is there for a reason

  97. Павел Ларцын

    Павел Ларцын

    24 dagen geleden

    New challenge for Hank - 7days by 100k without eating

    • Global Cycling Network

      Global Cycling Network

      24 dagen geleden

      gosh that would be pretty grim

  98. Newt Tella

    Newt Tella

    24 dagen geleden

    As I mentioned in the nutitional myths video, the most annoying person in our group ride is the fad dieter. They always bonk at exactly the farthest point in any ride. When you offer them a banana, gel, etc they always decline due to some fad diet restriction whether it be no sugar, gluten, nuts, meat, dairy and on and on and on. Their bonk is so frustrating because it's so avoidable and the premise of the fad diet is complete garbage.

  99. Guillaume Mérakeb

    Guillaume Mérakeb

    24 dagen geleden

    I plead guilty for half-wheeling :s

  100. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly

    24 dagen geleden

    I miss Matt Stephens.