Ned Boulting, ITV’s lead Tour de France commentator, will be performing his one-man stage show at Plymouth’s Quad theatre on Saturday, October 8. The cunningly entitled “Re-Tour de Ned” is an indispensable theatrical road map for anyone aspiring to wear the yellow jersey on the Champs Elysée.
It will be a really very rough guide to the tactics (pedal faster) and challenges (not pedalling fast enough) which will need to be deployed to win the biggest bike race in the world.
Ned’s visit to Plymouth is the opening leg of a 29-date tour that will see him travel up and down the country. Ned’s love affair with the Tour de France began in 2003, and the 2022 edition will be his twentieth working behind the mic at the world’s biggest cycle race.
He said: “I will be coming to the Quad Theatre in Plymouth and that in itself is the single most exciting cycling related thing to happen in Plymouth since the shockingly boring 1974 Tour de France stage there. If I can be as dull as that then I’m onto a winner.
“My last stage show tour was in 2018 so I’m excited to be getting back out there. Along the way, there will be time to call to mind the greatest racers of the age, and to do hopelessly bad impressions of them.
“There will be scope to celebrate all that is French about France, and all that is Tourish about the Tour: Stuff like ignoring 12 th century cathedrals, peeing at […]