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New free-to-air Bike channel cycles into satellite homes

A new free-to-air channel dedicated to cycling has launched on satellite. 

Bike, the first channel completely dedicated to cycling, which launched in 2013 in Italy, is now expanding its coverage to the UK and Ireland.

Programmes will feature all aspects of cycling, from road to mountain bike, whilst mixing in BMX, vintage cycles, e-Bikes, fixies and cyclo-tourism.

The channel has included in its programming adventure races and the Mountain Running World Cup. The acquisition of live and exclusive coverage of races such as Tour de Suisse, Tour of Romandie and Gent-Wevelgem will be presented with technical commentaries by ex-professional riders. Other strands of programming are dedicated to younger generations with spectacular Red Bull contents, UCI Bmx Supercross, Downhill and Cyclocross.

Training and nutrition matters for cycling enthusiasts round up the channel's portfolio of content.

How to watch

  • Sky channel 464.
  • Free-to-air satellite, including on Freesat compatible receivers, using the following manual tuning parameters:

Astra 2F (28.2)
Frequency/polarisation: 11307 H
Symbol Rate: 27500 (27.5 Mbaud)
FEC; 2/3
Broadcast standard: DVB-S, QPSK
Service ID: 52290
UK spotbeam

Update January 2016: The channel has now launched on Virgin Media, where it's available on channel 552.


  1. Hooray!!! Many thanks!!! ��

  2. Please sort out the supercross Bmx on Chanel 552 it's bloody terrible it's supposed to racing but it's just a mish mash of clips with boring interviews with riders . Please show some racing as advertised .it really is terrible


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