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Local cycling event coverage?

Platypus77Platypus77 Posts: 2
edited September 2016 in The cake stop
Hello, I hope this message finds you all in good health. I was just wondering how people feel about coverage for local cycling events? Do you feel that local amateur cycling athletes are getting the coverage they deserve? If there was a platform that specialised in covering and filming local cycling events, would you use it? Where you could watch and relive your cycling accomplishments, or perhaps watch your children's competition achievements.

P.s I am not a market researcher! A student yes, and I appreciate and respect everyones opinion... And help in fulfilling my study brief. Thanks again.

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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,447
    I can't say that I've seen any coverage of local cycle events, but then I'm not the least surprised by this.

    One Saturday morning in 2015 I watched the BBC sport report on Breakfastime and there wasn't a single mention of the TOB despite that it that would be finishing in London the next day. If they don't notice THAT as a local event happening in London, with all it entailed in the way of closed roads etc, then what chance does a local bike race stand?


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,089
    Platypus77 wrote:
    Hello, I hope this message finds you all in good health. I was just wondering how people feel about coverage for local cycling events? Do you feel that local amateur cycling athletes are getting the coverage they deserve? If there was a platform that specialised in covering and filming local cycling events, would you use it? Where you could watch and relive your cycling accomplishments, or perhaps watch your children's competition achievements.

    P.s I am not a market researcher! A student yes, and I appreciate and respect everyones opinion... And help in fulfilling my study brief. Thanks again.

    Facebook groups like VeloUK already do a pretty good job of reporting results - and local camera enthusiasts and/or spectators with camera phones usually do a sterling job of filming for no cost.

    Photographing/fimling youth events is a major minefield in terms of permission, safeguarding and other issues, so I would steer well clear of that.
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