This week Ned Boulting sets off on a nationwide tour of his show Bikeology. Billed as “A Live Spectacular Theatrical Event All about Bicycles,” his show will take an off centre look at what it means to ride a bike from the point of view of the humble commuter to the winner of the Tour de France.
Boulting has spent fourteen years following the Tour de France as a reporter and commentator and penned the classic book, “How I won the Yellow Jumper” which documented his early and sometimes embarrassing formative years following the world’s greatest bike race. He also wrote “On the Road Bike” which offered an insight into Britain’s developing obsession with cycling and most recently, “101 Damnations: Dispatches from the 101st Edition of The Tour de France.”
Boulting has become the mainstay of ITV’s cycling coverage and has done well, along with David Millar, to fill the big shoes left behind by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin. We recently saw him at cycling café Look Mum No Hands where he gave a hilarious account of life in the commentary booth. His tour kicks off in Bury St Edmunds on 19th October and covers 14 different venues around the country culminating in a finale at the Clapham Grand in London on 23rd November. Tour details and tickets from Bikeology website.