BIKE - introducing the UK’s only cycling channel

Virgin Media Staff

UK’s only cycling channel rides onto Virgin Media TV

BIKE - now on Virgin Media

We're making BIKEthe UK’s only TV channel purely dedicated to cycling - available to Virgin Media TV customers on M+ service and above, on channel 552

BIKE is the first channel in the UK just for cycle fans, with a mix of live coverage, documentaries and original UK programming.

With over 5 million Brits regularly cycling, BIKE has programmes created around seven main categories: Travel, Sport, Training, Endurance, Women’s, Mtb and Legends.

BIKE will appeal to anyone with an interest in cycling - whether you're a casual rider or a commuter, a follower of racing or a keen mountain bikers or triathlete, with programming that has been tailored to give every fan a full night of programming.  

The channel’s line-up includes live coverage and highlights from professional road cycling including classics like Gent-Wevelgem, to stage races including the Giro d'Italia, the UCI Mountain Bike Cross Country and DH World Cup, as well as cyclocross and BMX competitions.


Other BIKE programming highlights include:

Highlights and live coverage of many of the season’s top professional races will accompany a mix of documentaries, entertainment and original programming for the UK.  These include:

  • The Greatest Climbs: 2002 and 2005 Giro d’Italia winner Paolo Savoldelli, takes viewers on some of the classic climbs that have become part of cycling’s rich history. 
  • A Racers' Dream: Over a year in the making, this access-all-areas documentary captures the sweat, sacrifices, planning and heartache that go into a pro team’s assault on the Mountain Bike World Championships.
  • Dandyhorse Double: Join two friends’ tandem ride across Canada’s endless open spaces as they discover their lives quite literally depend on working together, day after day after day.
  • Sunchasers: A documentary exploring three female cyclists at different stages of their careers who happen to be disabled. Follow three stories of strength, dedication and unshakable conviction.

Professional road cycling events on BIKE in 2016 include:

Snow Epic
Omloop het nieusblad
Dubai Tour
Tour of Oman
Cape Epic
Dwars door Vlaanderen
Gent- wevelgem
Tirreno Adriatico
Milano - Sanremo
Vuelta Calatunia
Tour of Turkey
Tour of Yorkshire
De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne
Giro d'Italia
Tour Romandia
Tour of California
Tour of Poland
Arctic Race
Vuelta a Burgos
Tour des Fjords
Brussel Cycling Classic
Tour of Utah
GPC Quebec
GPC Montreal
Roc D'azur
Saitama Criterium
Il Lombardia
UCI BMX Supercross
UCI Cross Country and DH World Cup

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