“It’s time for quite out-of-shape people” cycling on TV says Irish comedian

Irish comedian, author, dangerologist and everyday bicycle user David O’Doherty is to host a new TV show where he will chat to celebrities while out cycling.

The programme, with the working title of ‘The Ride’, is to be broadcasted on UK channel Channel 4.

O’Doherty’s guests will include artist Grayson Perry, actor and comedian Richard Ayoade, presenter and comedian Mel Giedroyc, and comedian and actor Joe Wilkinson.

O’Doherty said: “I think we’ve all seen enough of very fit cyclists racing up mountains and whooshing round tracks on our televisions. Now it’s time for quite out-of-shape people getting lost as they pedal towards a beautiful landmark that’s supposed to be just over there.”

Zeppotron, the makers of the four-part comedy-focused show, said that it will include some of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

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