A POPULAR sports journalist and commentator is bringing his one-man show to Ulverston's Coronation Hall.

Ned Boulting, ITV’s lead Tour de France commentator, will be performing his one-man stage show at the Ulverston Coronation Hall on November 12 to provide a fresh assault on your cycling senses.

The cunningly entitled 'Re-Tour de Ned' is a theatrical road map for anyone aspiring to wear the yellow jersey on the Champs Elysées: 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 Ulverston is the 28th 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: “On November 12, I’ll be coming to the Coronation Hall in Ulverston. Home to the Laurel and Hardy museum and for one night only, the Re Tour De Ned.

“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 12th century cathedrals, peeing at the side of the road, pushing spectators over, punching demonstrators and generally behaving like a shaven-legged hooligan for a month while riding over entire mountain ranges!

“Join me for another ride through the peaks and troughs of the silliest and the grandest month of the year. I’ll hand out copious, thoroughly unreliable, advice on How To Win The Tour de France. Or if not that, then at least How To Watch It On The Telly!”

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