This is my selection of the best cycling YouTube channels worth subscribing to. Their topics vary from cycling inspiration, bike maintenance, race analysis, entertainment, tips, & guides.
If you want to learn a thing or two (or three) about cycling, I am sure you will find these channels valuable.
Let’s find out if you know some of them already and which ones you already subscribe to.
What Are the Best Cycling YouTube Channels?
Below are my favorite cycling content creators on YouTube.
Gee Milner (Best Bike Builds Channel)
If you are a bike builder, I am sure you will like the following channel of Gee Milner. He connected two of his passions – cycling and cinematography.
He primarily produces ‘dream’ bike builds of mountain, road, and gravel bikes. It is a pleasure to watch the skillful painters and mechanics who put the bikes together.
Lanterne Rouge (Best Race Analysis Channel)
I often heard that road cycling is boring. Well, compared to cyclocross or cross-country, there is often much less action.
However, Laterne Rouge provides the best analyses of pro races in an easy-to-understand way that takes cycling to a whole new level.
You will understand the team strategies, how riders adapt to a given race situation, and much more valuable insights.
Vegan Cyclist (Best Vegan Cycling Channel)
You don’t have to be vegan to watch Vegan Cyclists (VC). His cycling tips/lifestyle videos will teach you a thing or two about cycling and your mindset.
Tyler (VC) has a great sense of humor, and he is also a great storyteller. His videos are getting better month by month, and he also produces documentaries like the World Hardest Climb – one of my favorite.
The ‘Impossible Route’ series is one of the best cycling-related series I have ever seen.
The Col Collective (Best Road Cycling Inspiration Channel)
If you lack the inspiration of what cycling destination or climb to conquer next, The Col Collective is the cycling YouTube channel to watch.
Mike Cotty, The Col Collective’s host, will guide you through the individual routes in a way you will feel like you are there with him.
I envy Mike because he climbed the most breathtaking climbs in the world. This feat is something very few people are lucky to do so.
NorCal Cycling (Best Crit Races Analysis Channel)
The NorCal cycling channel has become one of the go-to places for racers and more serious road cycling enthusiasts.
Jeff, the man behind this channel, explains what is happening during criterium races based on onboard footage.
Suppose you want to get better at positioning, cornering, etc. Then, I highly recommend watching a few of his analyses.
One of my favorite Jeff’s quotes is: “Consistency is efficiency.”
Tour de Tietema (Best Dutch Channel)
Tour de Tietema is a dutch YouTube channel of a few cycling enthusiasts and former pro rider Bas Tietema. Don’t worry. They add English subtitles, so if you don’t speak Dutch, they have got you covered.
They travel to the biggest road races like the Tour de France and challenge riders (or each other) to do challenges like the wheelie challenge below.
Meeting and talking with pro riders like Primož Roglič is not rare for them. They will introduce you to pro cycling and what is happening around it at an entertaining level.
Dylan Johnson (Best Science-Based Training Channel)
Do you appreciate science-based and well-researched training tips? Then Dylan Johnson’s is the YouTube channel you must subscribe to.
Dylan is a cycling coach who is not afraid to research and find evidence of what works and what doesn’t.
From my experience, I know that going through hundreds of scientific papers is no fun. So, hats off to Dylan. He does the work for you and summarizes it in his videos.
Hambini (Best Cycling Channel for Adults)
Tech-geeks, be aware. Hambini is probably one of the most controversial figures among cycling figures. He is a former aerospace engineer and aerodynamic expert who knows his stuff well.
Hambini videos are often highly critical to the quality of current cycling products like frames, wheels, etc. However, he supports his claims based on his experience, data, and testing.
He can explain complex, technical topics in an easy-to-understand way. So, what about the controversy? His language is often not suitable for children.
Cam Nicholls (Best Honest Reviews and Tips)
Cam Nicholls is an avid cyclist with plenty of experience. He is also a genuine guy who tries to create quality, honest, and unbiased reviews.
His channel is not only about reviews, though. For example, the bike fitting series he did with a professional bike fitter Neill Stanbury, is very helpful.
I watched every episode of this series and learned a lot about bike fitting, how the body works, and more.
Park Tool (Best Bike Maintenance Channel)
For those of you who are bike maintenance newbies, I recommend watching the Park Tool YouTube channel.
They explain how you should take care of your bike, how to maintain it, etc. So, if you don’t know how to adjust a rear derailleur, for example, watch their tutorial, and you won’t have to spend money on bike maintenance anymore.
Naturally, their channel should support the sales of their products. They are high quality but relatively expensive, so keep that in mind.
Cycling YouTube Channels FAQ
I hope you find value in any of these YouTube channels. These ones are the ones I watch and find the most helpful.
What is your favorite cycling YouTube channel? Let me know in the comments below.