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Just seen Arch on Look North

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Elmer Fudd, 4 Mar 2008.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Now we really DO have a famous forummer !
     
  2. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Is this true, Arch? How did you make the news?
    Smash n Grab at Scarborough Zoo?
     
  3. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Arch was interviewed about her cycle commuting vids.
    No baby elephants were harmed during the making of them, AFAICR ;)
     
  4. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Arch,

    you're going to have to explain this. Are you flogging cycling commuting vids?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    From what I heard on the tv and from what I heard about the radio interview, I think some creative editing took place. Came across as Arch having a downer on carheicle drivers. I didn't however see it all, on a return trip from the white telephone so may have missed a wee (!) bit of it.
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Oh, cool, did it make the lunchtime bulletin then? I'll be watching tonight. And they've said they'll send a DVD of it. Someone said they saw it plugged on the Breakfast News too...

    Andy - Just recently the people who sell the helmet cam I use have been having a bit of a PR push, and they asked some of us if we'd be happy to talk about them, including me. Yesterday morning I was on Radio York:

    http://www.bikepete.f2s.com/arch.mp3

    And then BBC Look North filmed me riding back and forth and interviewed me yesterday lunchtime, for broadcast tonight.

    Oh, and I have to be home for 4.50ish, when Radio Five Live Drive will be ringing me for an interview.;)

    It's all getting a bit manic!

    Elmer, did I look alright? Well, vaguely human would do... I'm guessing it was just a short version...
     
  7. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Can I have your autograph before you get really famous...I wantto sell it on ebay later.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Was about two/three minutes long This link may work, sorry can't edit it down. (Yes it does work).About 7m 48sec into 12m 30sec programme. And you looked lovely Arch !!
    And there is absolutely no connection between your newsworthy piece and the fella who was on before you wearing a t-shirt with "Pigs" on it !!! xx( :biggrin:
     
  9. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Can't see the vid yet...Does Harry Gration and that Crysta Ackroyd still present on Look North?
    Been a while since I last watched it...
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    We are not worthy..............
     
  11. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK

    Cheers for that - I managed to watch it ok...

    Mmm, I have trouble equating me and the word lovely. But I've looked worse! I think that was pretty OK. I wonder if they'll have a longer version tonight - probably not, that's about the right length for a normal story.

    And cool to see what I look like on the bike! Worth doing 20 trips across the bridge for the various angles...xx(
     
  12. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Yeah, I noticed that!

    I guess it does come across as a bit antimotorist, I'm afraid in the time there is that is always going to be a danger - another time, I would try to get in a line about being a driver myself, but you can't think of everything, and it might still get cut. Still, I think I was shown behaving well, that's what counts.

    I'm glad the bit worked where she turned to my camera! We didn't know if it would, not having a viewfinder...
     
  13. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    Again you made your points well: not evil drivers but perhaps impatient and inattentive, etc. Unfortunately the copy writers tried to put it in more antagonistic terms than the earlier radio interview, but I think you came across very well.
     
  14. I wonder if you're going to get a spate of interesting maneouvres from drivers just so they get their 15 minutes of fame...keep changing the colour of your top!
     
  15. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    enjoyed that arch, might make some people think about us on the road.