Following the deaths of 7 people in a crash on the M5 in 2011, Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani take to Britain's roads to discover why fatalities on them are rising after years of declining numbers.
Runtime: 60 minutes
How Safe are Britain's Roads? - Global Cycling Network - Netflix
Global Cycling Network is a cycling-related YouTube channel which was launched in 2013 by media company SHIFT Active Media (now run by spinoff company Play Sports Network). The channel is presented by former professional cyclists Daniel Lloyd, Tom Last, British National Road Race champion Matthew Stephens, Under-23 British National Mountain Biking champion Simon Richardson, Jon Cannings, and British Time Trial champion Emma Pooley. The channel is headquartered in Bath, Somerset under its parent company.
How Safe are Britain's Roads? - History - Netflix
On 1 January 2013 Global Cycling Network was launched as part of Google's YouTube Original Channel Initiative, as part of its parent company's multi-channel network media strategy. The channel was founded by media executive Simon Wear and was created to provide free cycling content online and create a “network of quality cycling video content creators and give cycling global promotion through an official channel”. The YouTube channel also provides a media channel for the promotion of the parent company's client brands. In 2015 the channel was awarded Best Vlogger/Best Use of Video during the Cycling Media Awards 2015 awards night, which aims to recognise the best of UK cycling media. In 2016 the parent company's multi-channel network division was spun off to become Play Sports Media. On 18 April 2017 the channel broke the 1 million subscriber mark and released a “special” thanking video addressed to the people who helped reach that milestone. On 27 February 2017 Discovery Communications, the owner of Eurosport, announced they had acquired a 20% stake in Play Sports Group, the company that owns the channel. In February 2018 GCN announced the addition of World Champion cyclist, World Champion Duathlete, PhD graduate, and University Challenge champion Emma Pooley to the team.
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