Inside a cycling icon: New GCN+ documentary reveals the story of Rapha through the eyes of founder Simon Mottram


New GCN+ documentary reveals the story of Rapha

Latest original film gives fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the legendary British brand and its extraordinary journey to becoming one of cycling’s biggest success stories.

New GCN+ documentary reveals the story of Rapha
Rapha founder Simon Mottram

In a new and exclusive GCN+ documentary, visionary Rapha founder Simon Mottram reveals the captivating story of the iconic British brand.

Supported by exclusive insights from legends of the cycling world including Mark Cavendish and Sir Paul Smith, Rapha: The Inside Story, uncovers the label’s ascension from an amateur rider’s passion project to a cycling apparel powerhouse, international community, and one of the biggest names in the pro peloton.

The release joins more than 100 original documentaries created by GCN+ to immerse viewers in every aspect of cycling. New films are added to the platform each week, spanning epic adventures, inspiring challenges, groundbreaking science and technology, profiles of sporting legends, and global cycling culture.

Rapha: The Inside Story and the expanding catalogue of GCN+ films are exclusively available to subscribers via the GCN App, all web browsers, AndroidTV, Smart TV, Amazon FireTV, and Chromecast. Alongside these original documentaries, GCN+ is home to comprehensive live and on-demand coverage and expert analysis of all disciplines of professional racing, across Grand Tours, Spring Classics, road, CX, and track World Championships and the all-new UCI Track Champions League.

Simon Mottram, Founder, Rapha, said: “I’m flattered that GCN has chosen to cover the Rapha story in this film and I’m pleased they have captured the passion that’s core to our culture and to our success. It’s the first documentary to cover the story of Rapha in detail, and they have encapsulated it wonderfully.”

Simon Wear, CEO,  Play Sports Group, said: “When GCN+ set out on the journey to tell the wonderful stories that make the sport of cycling what it is, we knew we had to show the great achievements beyond the bike. The story of Simon Mottram and Rapha was a privilege to tell; Simon’s deep-rooted love of our sport and his uncompromising passion for great design combined with the incredible talent of the team at Rapha, resulted in the building of one of the greatest brands of the modern era.”

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